Bormio. January 3, 2014
The World Cup Downhill in Bormio that took place on December 29 on the legendary Stelvio ordained one of the greatest talents of Alpine skiing: Aksel Lund Svindal who dominated the race with a time of 1:54.08 coming in before the Austrian Hannes Reichelt and the Canadian Eric Guay.
The Norwegian prodigy proved himself to be the undisputed leader of the white circuit and maintains a 195 point lead over Marcel Hirscher, currently in second place . Many anticipate him to take it all the way to win the World Cup.
After the official award ceremony, Svindal received a very particular and unique prize from the Bormio Ski staff. Cabin #1 of the cableway, Bormio – Bormio 2000, had been “reserved” prior to the event for the winner of the Downhill race. Svindal who completely dominated the course on this “20th” edition will be invited to Bormio this summer for the opening ceremony of his special cabin. It is going to be customized with his name and the colors of Norway’s flag. For now though, the champion skier had to be content with a scale model of his soon to be revealed, “personalized” cabin that was presented by our staff on the World Cup podium.
Svindal is a real star when it comes to skiing, he is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007 and 2009), an Olympic gold medalist in Super G at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a five-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined. He is truly a world class athlete, and Bormio Ski is delighted and proud to dedicate to him cabin number 1, which only goes to the fastest skiers that can tackle Stelvio.
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