Women's WC downhill canceled due to bad weather

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Men at work as fresh snow in conjunction with the too soft base in the lower section of the course forced the jury to cancel a training for the women's alpine skiing World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The women's World Cup downhill race in Crans Montana has been canceled because of bad weather.

Overnight snow and thick fog had already seen the start time put back several times on Saturday and race organizers decided to cancel it at 1330 local time (1230 GMT).

The second training session was canceled on Friday due to fresh snow and soft conditions on the lower sections of the slope.

Good weather is forecast for Sunday's super-combined.

A meeting later Saturday will decide whether the downhill part of the super-combined will also be counted for the canceled downhill race.

It is the first downhill after the Olympics and the last before the World Cup finals.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch is the overall World Cup leader, 75 points ahead of Tina Weirather, who is out for the season.