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14 February 2005 | News

For fifteen days Dainese has been following its athletes engaged in Fis Nordic World Ski Championship in Bormio, Valtellina. Dainese was represented by D-Mobile, the new conception structure which is the physical extension of D-Tec laboratory in races.
D-Mobile was mounted in front of the parterre of arrival and, every afternoon before the races, athletes and trainers gathered to answer to journalists. In “Dainese house” sportsmen gathered also after training. In this way they could relax in the hospitality corner, and talk to our technicians to improve the performance of helmets, goggles, masks, gloves and protections at an ergonomic and comfort level. Before his two well-gained medals in Slalom and Combined Race, Giorgio Rocca suggested some changes on his carbon shinguard. The changes aimed to protect better his legs from crashing into the pole during Slalom races, when the descent velocity resembles 80 km/h. Still more impressive is the speed, about 400 km/h, with which the pole on the ground: it can give you an idea of the importance that every little detail has to reduce this type of collision, improving the performance of our skiers. Skiers and many other sportsmen often look for luck in many ways: for example, Kristian Ghedina left his small deer teddy only at the start line...
However, in Bormio our Dainese Team collected lots of medals: besides the above Rocca, Elena Fanchini and Lucia Recchia won two silver medals, the first one in Downhill and the other one in Super-G. At the very last end of the World-Wide Championship, also the German Team (Ertl brothers, Martina and Andreas, and Florian Eckert, first of all) gained the gold medal in a new kind of competition which challenges several mixed national teams in a combined race with Super-G and Slalom.