TOPPING VANCOUVER WITH DAINESE
16 February 2010 | News
The 2010 Winter Olympics have finally started at Vancouver, the most important event of the season, and for many of their career, who are focusing most of their thoughts and dreams of this 2009-2010 winter season.
Let’s take a quick look at the athletes in the Team Dainese that has gone to Canada.
All the leading athletes have been selected, so we can see Maria Riesch who appears as leader of the World Cup, armed with the strong belief of being able to top all the races she is taking part in, seeing the great results she has attained this season. Aksel Lund Svindal, who is coming out of a period of constant growth after the problems at the beginning of the season, should come up trumps on these slopes where experience and an ability to interpret the situation will undoubtedly be the key factor in a victory.
Then there are the Italian grand slalomers, Davide Simoncelli and Alexander Ploner, who are having the best season of their careers. All the races held up to now have seen them as forerunners, there is no lack of experience and athletic maturity, so it is fair to think we will see them fighting for first place.
The Whistler Blackcomb slope definitely does not give any space for forecasts, as has so often been seen that forecasts at the Olympics never come true since this event is really one of its kind. It is difficult to see how skill will make the difference on this course, the snow and terrain conditions are quite different to those found in Europe... It will be a race where any one of the strongest few could find that extra surge to get on top.
To complete the picture, many other athletes, even though they do not wear visible Dainese protection, like helmets and masks, they rely on Slalom Jacket and Back protector for what in short is the most important thing, safety.
To leave the snow covered slopes of Canada and its great champions for a moment, a word has to be spent on the exploits of the champions of tomorrow who are sponsored by Dainese for all their protections. So not just great names, but also up and coming talents that one day are sure to leave their mark on the top circuits.
They obtained exceptional results in the World Junior Ski Championship held in the Mont Blanc region of France, on the slopes of Chamonix:
Female giant slalom: gold medal to Mona Loeseth (Norway)
Male giant slalom: bronze medal to Lysdahl Espen (Norway);
Male Super G: silver medal to Lysdahl Espen (Norway);
Female special slalom: silver medal to Mona Loeseth (Norway);
Female downhill: bronze medal to Sejersted Lotte (Norway);
Male combo: silver medal to Jacopo Di Ronco (Italy);
Female Combo: gold medal to Mona Loeseth (Norway) and silver to Lotte Sejersted (Norway)