Ricardo Adarraga ninth in Vars skiing at 210.6 km / h
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The Spanish Ricardo Adarraga was ninth (tied with Neil Munroe, and Czech Radek Bohacek) in the first test valid for the 2010 FIS World Cup speed skiing. At the same time Adarraga has established the second best Spanish of all time with a record of 210.649 kmh.

According Adarraga said, "The progression throughout the week has been very good.." The broker was ranked ninth on the first leg, and nearly lost the pass to finish the final 15 in the semifinal, as only 15 Best went to the finals. In the end managed to recover the ninth, "my descent was not at all perfect. I've sacrificed too many meters to set the path that I had proposed "as recognized by the same skier, who admits he has been relatively slow into position. So the result is quite better than initially expected Adarraga." It is my best result in a tournament since I started running in speed skiing. "

The Italian Simone Origone again demonstrated its dominance undisputed beating a record of 219.646 km / h, almost 1 kmh over the second Bastien Montes (France) 218.712 kmh. Switzerland was third with 217.785 kmh Philippe May.

Kilometer World Cup Launched
This competition is held this year on the track Chabrières the French resort of Vars. They have gathered the world's fastest runners, including who has won the current edition, Origone Simone, who holds the record with 251.4 km / h. To compare the tremendous rate at which down these corridors should be borne in mind that Kitbuehel track, one of the fastest World Cup, the records are up to a maximum of 140km / h.

The track layout can not take a joke this race. Allows acceleration from 0 to 200km / h in just six seconds faster in a formula 1, as said the Junior World Champion, Frenchman Bastien Montes, shortly before a race.
The world record was established in April 2006 by Italian Simone Origone with a speed of 251.7 km / h.
Ricardo Adarraga holds the current record for speed skiing
Spain with 212.14 km / h (213.52 unofficial), established in April 2007.
The starting point of the track is located 2715 meters high and has a slope of 98%. Only the best are invited to lie for them, including our skier Ricardo Adarraga. They say those who have fallen, until 210km / h maintaining some control, but from the 230km / h depletion is maximum. From that point has to be a beast, as Origone and 251.4 km / h.

Just three or four tracks in the world capable of hosting a world speed record. In
France, apart from that of Vars, we also found that of Les Arcs. Also must be very precise optimal conditions, which made such Vars could not organize the latest editions.

A side mode
If it is difficult to get one of these tracks, it is nothing cheap. The wax to achieve a world record is 600 euros, and only given to a fall. The aerodynamic hull about 900 euros more, and skis about 750 € a pair, and used about 15 per season. Then you need to have travel and training in the wind tunnel, which also has a cost per hour. To this we must add the cost of travel, etc ... Most federations just financially support this mode.

Regarding speed limits that can be achieved 20 years ago it was thought that the stop was 210km / h. Now you have exceeded 250km / h. ..

Ricardo Adarraga
The Spanish rider, 45, is from
Madrid, but settled in Germany with his wife and two children. It takes about 10 years running, and states that have not yet reached their best form, so you probably will see him make better records in the very near future.

The Spanish National Federation does not include the flying kilometer between disciplines, so it is your responsibility Adarraga representing our country, and it is he who bears all costs for materials, travel and registration. Adarraga addition,
Spain has had two runners in this mode, the Madrid also Fran de la Peña, which was the pioneer, and Robert Puente, retired with an injured knee.

Currently holds the speed record of the specialty in
Spain, with 212.14 km / h.

- More information in this article by Robert Bridge: Speed Skiing. Released Kilometer