DAINESE DOMINATES IN ARE!
13 March 2009 | News
The 2008-2009 World Ski Cup season came to a spectacular end for the Dainese team.
In Are, Sweden, Dainese athletes brought home a basketful of medals: Aksel Svindal began by returning to victory in the Men’s downhill race, demonstrating all his power and skill for yet another time especially in the most important races where he confirms his status as the world’s best all-around skier today. This victory brought him the points he needed to return to the top of the Cup’s overall standings with just a few races left to go. Winning the title would be nothing short of a miracle in light of last year’s terrible accident and injury.
Maria Riesch took second place in the Women’s downhill race to finish third in this discipline’s overall standings after wining the slalom category title with still one race to go last week. Maria now occupies second place in the overall standings, and should continue to do so in light of the enormous lead vaunted by the leader, the US Linsdey Vonn. The season has been truly extraordinary for Maria, and brought her a number of victories and the women’s world slalom title.
The end of the season also brought a big smile to the face of Werner Heel who won the Men’s super giant slalom race just ahead of Aksel Svindal for an unforgettable Dainese double success. Svindal, who raced that day with a fever of more than 38°C scored the points he needed to win the world super giant slalom trophy. Werner Heel also turned in a fine performance by winning his second race of the season and finishing second in this discipline’s overall standings just behind Aksel, this time.
The finals take place on Sunday, March 15, with the men’s and women’s slalom, giant slalom, and super giant slalom races yet to be won.