15 February 2007 | News
Aksel Lund Svindal is the World Champion once again: in the Wednesday, February 14 race, the Norwegian athlete won the gold medal in the Giant Slalom speciality. The Dainese athlete put his victory together in the second heat after improving on a 4th place 1st heat time with a perfect 2nd heat, especially from the second half of the run on down. Despite the difficult snow and visibility conditions, the Norwegian’s class was clearly evident to one and all.
Currently sitting pretty at the top of the overall World Ski Cup standings, this victory in the Giant Slalom race brings Svindal his second gold medal after winning gold in the Downhill Race.
Alberto Schieppati, another Dainese Team athlete, turned in a fine performance with a fifth place finish just hundredths of seconds away from winning a bronze medal as the best Italian skier of the day.