A low pressure trough near eastern Victoria will begin to move away to the east today. A cold front will move from south of Western Australia today to cross South Australia on Friday before sliding southeastwards across Victoria during Friday night and Saturday. A second weak cold front is expected to clip coastal parts of Victoria on Sunday night.
Isolated showers in the east, clearing later. Mainly light
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The Southern hemisphere Continental Cup seasons are about to start. Traditionally, the South American Cup (SAC) will kick off at Chapelco (ARG) with the ladies’ and men’s giant slalom races on 6th August, 2006. Typical of Argentina, the Chapelco SAC races will be combined with the national championships in slalom and additional FIS races. The SAC will continue with more technical and the first super-g races at Cerro Catedral, Bariloche, and further slalom and giant slalom events in Las Lenas in mid-August.
At the end of August, the SAC will move to Chile, featuring the first downhill and other speed races in La Parva, most likely with substantial participation by leading European athletes who will take advantage of the training opportunities. Following a stint at El Colorado, near Santiago de Chile, the last two Cup weekends will take place in Termas de Chillan, a candidate for the 2010 FIS Junior Alpine World Ski Championships. The schedule at Termas de Chillan will also integrate the premiere super combined races in the SAC and all of Southern hemisphere. With just one race a season, there will be no separate standings or World Cup qualification, however. Three super combined races, as required for a valid discipline ranking, are being planned for this year’s European Cup for the first time.
Meanwhile, the Australia / New Zealand Cup (ANC) will start at Mt. Hotham (AUS) with several races in the technical disciplines from 28th – 31st August, 2006. Traditionally the ANC is a very important opportunity for young athletes around the region to prove themselves but will be especially so this year due to the retirement of several leading regional skiers following the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Additional slalom races will be staged at Mt. Buller (AUS), followed by a move to New Zealand where the only speed weekend in this year’s Cup will take place in mid-September, including the debut of the super combined in the ANC and all of Australasia. The grand finale of the ANC will be held in Whakapapa on the North Island (NZE) from 18th-22nd September.
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Schedule of Events
July 28-29, 2006
Friday, July 28
7 p.m. Welcome from KRCL Brian Kelm
7:05 p.m. Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons
8:25 p.m. Chris Duarte
10 p.m. Los Lobos
Saturday, July 29
6 p.m. Welcome from KRCL Brian Kelm
6:05 p.m. Andrew Goldring & the Rosedale Power Company
7:05 p.m. Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
8:25 p.m. Walter Trout
10 p.m. Johnny Winter
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Summer Season
THE DOLOMITES CYCLE PATH
The conversion works are nearly ended of the former railway section from Calalzo in Cadore to Cortina d'Ampezzo. The section is some 35km. Legs willing, you can even continue on to Dobbiaco(Toblach).
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