His pictures told the story of the Ski World Cup. And not only. Armando Trovati started working as photographer at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Gardena/Groeden in 1968/1969. And since then he has not stopped. Even this year he followed the races right here in Santa Cristina.
To celebrate this 40th anniversary the Organizing Committee Saslong Classic Club presented him with a lovely bunch of flowers. “I started travelling the world following the big sporting events in 1965”, Trovati explains. “My first time in Gardena/Groeden was in 1968/69.” And since then Trovati has never missed a World Cup race here on the Saslong. “I was present at all the World Cup editions and even at the World Championships in 1970.The most incredible event I saw here in Gardena/Groeden was the famous parallel race between Thoeni and Stenmark, held in front of over 40.000 spectators. In those days we had very different lenses than today and at a certain point I had to choose who to follow: Thoeni or Stenmark. Another of my favourite photos is one I took of Daetwiller just as he came out on top of the Camel Humps with his skis literally crossed over.”