Courchevel giant slalom cancelled due to strong winds

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Strong winds led to the ladies FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel being cancelled on Tuesday.

Italian Sofia Goggia held a lead of 0.02 seconds over compatriot Federica Brignone when the weather prevented the event from being concluded.

Nineteen skiers had descended when the race was postponed at 12:20 local time.

The athletes had agreed to restart proceedings at a reserve position 70 metres down the slope, but the wind did not die down for a restart.

A replacement location and time for the race has not yet been confirmed.