Scene in Bormio: Thousands cheer on ski stars as the starting number is drawn in Quirk Square (Photo: © Pentaphoto / Bormio Ski World Cup)
The late afternoon in Bormio was emotional, marked by a parade through the city center and the distribution of starting numbers in Piazza Quirk, in the tourist resort of Alta Valtellina. Many people watched the parade, which started around 6pm in Piazza S. Vitale and then continued along Via Roma to Piazza Quirk.
It was precisely in this famous square, the beating heart of Bormio, full of people and fans, that the skating stars were welcomed at 6:30 p.m. Standing on stage, they eagerly received their starting numbers for the classic downhill race on the Stelvio slope on Thursday 28 at 11:30 am, one of the toughest, most spectacular and creative races in the entire Ski World Cup circuit that everyone expects. Skaters.
Last year he was Austrian Vincent Krechmeier Fastest on the slopes (1'54″ 68) and better than the Canadian James Crawford In second place is the Norwegian Alexander Aamodt Kjeld In third place follows Odermat In fourth place and Ryan Cochran Siegel In fifth place. Little glory for the Italians, with a respectable ninth place Mattia Cass And a disappointing tenth place for Dominique Parisdue to his successes on the Stelvio (6 downhill wins and a Super-G victory).
What a big crowd in the arena this afternoon, over 5,000 people cheering and clapping for their favorites. “King of Stelvio” Dominique Parisother Italian skaters were celebrated (and at the end of the ceremony they stayed to sign postcards and autographs), but also Odermat, keld And Kriechmeier They got their fair share of cheers.
The German will be tomorrow morning Andreas Sander Start first. Florian Cheddar He will be the first Italian on the track with start number 8, Mattia Cass With number 10 Dominique Paris With number 12 Christoph Innerhofer With number 21 Guglielmo Busca With number 41 Pietro Zazzi With number 44 Niccolò Moltini No. 48 and Giovanni Franzoni No. 55. Among the big names worth mentioning are: Marco Odermatt With number 6 Vincent Krechmeier With No. 9 and Alexander Aamodt Kjeld With number 15
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