David Hidalgo, general director of Grandvalira: “The aspirations to host the World Championships are based on realism”
MADRID, 12 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Andorra is “closer” to hosting the World Ski Championships in 2029 after the “excellent result” of the Soldeu 2024 Women's World Cup, held this February 10 and 11, according to the general director of Grandvalira SETAP365, David, stated this Monday Gentleman.
“The aspirations to host the World Cups are based on realism,” said David Hidalgo, after the positive comments received from the teams and the International Federation (FIS) for having carried out the two planned events despite the meteorological 'challenge' .
In fact, Andorra has been the only World Cup venue that has been able to comply with the program in February. For his part, the director of the Andorran Ski Federation (FAE), Carles Visa, has praised the organizational capacity and has highlighted that the exceptional conditions of the slope have served to give an image of “bestial credibility of the Pyrenees and Andorra” . “We have to believe it when they tell us that we are one of the best organizing venues for the World Cup,” he added.
The technical director of the race, Santi López, has highlighted the effort made by the technical teams, both on the track and in the canyons, machines and lifts, and has added that the success of the event is largely due to the previous work that It had been done on the Avet track, which had been prepared for many weeks.
David Hidalgo stressed that the good result achieved this weekend with the two technical tests is not something subjective but is based on the feedback that has been received from the teams, the FIS, and the media, among others. others.
In this sense, Hidalgo has said that, although it is being a very difficult season, having the track in good condition is a demonstration of the “Andorra model”, since in addition to holding the competition it has been possible to provide service to the rest of the station, with 20,000 skiers daily this weekend.
The FIS will designate June 4 at its annual gala, which this 2024 will be held in Reykjavík, the venue for the 2029 Alpine Ski World Championships. Andorra's rivals are Narvik (Norway) and Val Gardena (Italy). “Everyone is involved and this shows that our country candidacy is an unbeatable product,” said Hidalgo.