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Kitzbuehel downhill moved to Sunday because of rain, snowfall

Kitzbuehel Downhill

Skiers slide down a slope near the downhill course of the FIS Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup, also known as Hahnenkamm race, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on January 23, 2021, after the second race day was postponed. - The second World Cup downhill at Kitzbuehel will now be raced on January 24 after bad weather and the state of the course forced its postponement on January 23, a day after two gruesome crashes. The international ski federation (FIS) said the super-G scheduled for January 24 will now be held on Monday, January 25. (Photo by HELMUT FOHRINGER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo by HELMUT FOHRINGER/APA/AFP via Getty Images)

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KITZBÜHEL, Austria — The second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course was pushed back a day after rain and snowfall canceled the storied race on Saturday.

The downhill was rescheduled for Sunday at 4:20 a.m. ET (live streaming on Peacock Premium), and a super-G initially planned for that time slot was postponed to Monday at 4:45 a.m. (Peacock Premium).

The International Ski Federation said Saturday’s race was called off “due to the current weather situation and the conditions of the slope.”

The downhill in the Austrian Alps on one of the most frightening courses of the circuit is an annual highlight of the Alpine skiing season. It usually attracts up to 50,000 spectators, though no fans are allowed this year amid tight anti-coronavirus measures.

Beat Feuz, a three-time downhill World Cup champion and 2017 World champion, won the downhill for the first time on Friday, when his Swiss teammate Urs Kryenbühl and American skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle got injured in high-speed crashes (videos here).

Friday’s race was rescheduled from another iconic resort, Wengen in Switzerland, where the race was canceled last week following a rise in COVID-19 infections.

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