Weather forces Alcott to wait for World Cup return

18 January 2014 / 10:38

Chemmy Alcott must wait an extra day to make her long-awaited alpine skiing World Cup return after adverse weather and soft snow postponed the downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Alcott is in Italy attempting to prove her fitness as she bids to reach her fourth Olympic Winter Games in Sochi next month having suffered terribly with injuries since Vancouver 2010.

The 31-year-old first broke her leg in Lake Louise in 2010 before pulling out of last season’s World Championships injured and then suffering a re-break in August.

But she is nearing a comeback on the World Cup stage and completed a downhill training run in Cortina d’Ampezzo however poor weather has forced her to wait for competitive action.

Saturday’s scheduled downhill in Italy fell victim to the conditions and will now be run on Sunday instead of the Super G with the Olympic qualifying window for Sochi 2014 set to slam shut afterwards.

Alcott made her official return in Innerkrems in Austria last week but has not competed at a World Cup since January of last year, that also in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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