ONE HUNDRED MORE OF THESE DAYS, LASSE!
11 March 2005 | News
Coming in first in the Straight Downhill race at the World Ski Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, most probably the final race in his incomparable career, no one could have scripted a better finale for the Lasse Kjus sports story!
Last March 10, on the “Silvano Beltrametti” run at the mellow age of 34, the Norwegian athlete allowed himself the pleasure of leaving youngsters Bode Miller and Fritz Strobl behind for the fourteenth success of his career in this category - Combined Race included - and stepping up to the winners' platform for the sixtieth time.
These were all important moments for Lasse Kjus, currently the skier with most victories still skiing. Winner of the World Ski Cup in both 1995 and 1999, Lasse always through when the chips are down. He's won 16 medals (4 golds), 5 at the Olympic Games and 11 in World Ski Cup competition.
Kjus was one of the first members of the Dainese team, testing our helmets, gloves and protections and helping our technicians improve product performance.
This was supposed to be evergreen Lasse's final season, but after this amazing victory on the Swiss slopes, now it's going to be even harder than ever for him to quit!