22 March 2007 | News
Following a truly incredible season, Aksel Lund Svindal is now the winner of the 2006-2007 Season World Ski Cup. Thanks to amazing technique, physique, and mental power, the Dainese Team’s leading athlete succeeded in winning as many as 5 World Cup races, 2 gold medals in the Straight Downhill and Giant Slalom races at the World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, 2 first-place finishes in the Giant Slalom and the Super combined specialities in this year’s World Ski Cup, and numerous winners’ stand placings and top 15 in the world rankings. In a sport where every hundredth of a second counts, Dainese protections, helmets and goggles certainly played big parts in the final victory in confirmation of the highest product quality and technology. Svindal appreciated the constant support provided by Dainese and its regular presence at all the races, especially on days of bad weather.
Final victory came only with the final race when Aksel took a 15th place Slalom finish to pick up the points he needed to beat a champ like Benjamin Raich to the top of the pack.
The Norwegian all-star impressed fans and experts alike with his firm determination and nerve power at the season’s biggest races during both World Ski Cup competition and the World Ski Championship Finals, where Aksel won three straight victories in three different specialities.
With his rugged build and outstanding technique, the Norwegian born in 1982 looks like he’ll be up there with the world’s top skiers for more than a few years to come, and it’s no coincidence that Dainese recently confirmed its support for this great athlete in the next season as well.