Sestriere


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Sestriere

(sĕs'trēĕ`rā), Fr. Sestrières (sĕstrēâr`), village, alt. 6,670 ft (2,033 m), Piedmont, NW Italy, in the Alps. It is a fashionable winter sports center, located near the French border and the Montgenèvre Pass not far from Turin. Nearby is the mountain fortress complex of Fenestrelle (built 1728–1850), one of the largest fortifications in Europe.
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The 23-year-old Twickenham lass's name burned down from the silver medal position on the leaderboard for more than five minutes after a fantastic run in deteriorating conditions in Sestriere.
There are three World Cup races before Christmas then another three or four after that so there is quite a long way to go before Sestriere.
Aviemore's Alain Baxter competes in today's World Cup slalom in the Italian resort of Sestriere.
The alpine antics will take place at Club Med, Sestriere from March 17 - 24.
On a day of glory at Sestriere in Italy, Sean, 38, finished second in the downhill, where he was only beaten by the final skier, American Tyler Walker.
American bad boy Bode Miller stood on the brink of his first Olympic gold medal yesterday after winning the downhill portion of the men's combined at Sestriere.
All the men's skiing events and the women's slalom will be staged at Sestriere, one of Italy's most established resorts.
SKIING: Alain Baxter failed to complete the course in the World Cup slalom at the Italian resort of Sestriere.
All three athletes head to the Alpine Village in Sestriere on Saturday.