On Tuesday evening, Switzerland announced its more or less fixed line-up for the 46th World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which begins on Monday with the women’s alpine combination. The men are clearly in the majority. After the weekend races in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the men’s team could have a maximum of 14 athletes per gender.
Unsurprisingly, the women’s team is led by four-time season winner Lara Gut-Behrami. The 29-year-old from Ticino recently stood on the podium in five races in a row in the World Cup. In six World Cup participations so far, Gut-Behrami has won five medals, but none yet. Season winners Michelle Gisin and Corinne Suter as well as Wendy Holdener, the defending champion in the combination, also have justified hopes for precious metal.