Poor visibility pushes women's super-G to Monday in Garmisch, Germany

The last women's World Cup race before the world alpine ski championships was rescheduled to Monday because of fog hanging over the Kandahar course Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Canada's Marie-Michèle Gagnon will try to reach podium for 2nd straight race

A women's super-G, scheduled for Sunday in Germany, was postponed to Monday at 4:50 a.m. ET when afternoon fog didn't lift in Garmisch. On Saturday, Canada's Marie-Michele Gagnon, pictured, earned bronze for her first podium finish in five years. (Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images)

The last women's World Cup race before the world alpine ski championships was rescheduled to Monday because of fog hanging over the Kandahar course Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

While conditions were perfect at the start, clouds over the middle and lower parts of the hill limited visibility and made a safe super-G race impossible.

Organizers shifted the start several times before postponing the event to Monday as conditions failed to improve in the afternoon.

The International Ski Federation said it took the decision "due to the current weather situation and the permanence of fog on the race course."

Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami won Saturday's super-G on the same course for her third straight win in the discipline.

Marie-Michèle Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., took bronze for the first World Cup podium of her career in a speed race and her first medal in almost five years.

WATCH | Gagnon captures Canada's 1st World Cup medal this season:

Gagnon captures first World Cup alpine medal of the season for Canada

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Duration 2:04
Lac-Etchemin, Quebec's Marie-Michele Gagnon captured her first World Cup alpine medal in almost five years as she won bronze in the super G at Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany Saturday.
Saturday's race was initially a downhill, but more bad weather wiped out both training sessions during the week.

A downhill race cannot take place without a mandatory training run on the course.

The world alpine ski championship in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, open on Feb. 8.

With files from The Associated Press

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