From Those Who Must Know (1)…

Comments on one of the most famous racing tracks in the world

“Winning in Val Gardena/Gröden twice is indescribable. The secret is to pick up speed and to keep it. I like to go there because the audience raises the mood and likes us Norwegians.” (Aksel Lund Svindal, Winner Super-G & Downhill 2015)

“When you’re in the right frame of mind, you can race a direct line and create more opportunities. The jump over the Camel Humps was very far, I think I flew over 70 meters.” (Steven Nyman after third Downhill gold, 2014) 

“It is a great feeling to see the green light on the score board. One always wants to win, fights for it every day and is always on the attack. Unbelievable!” (Kjetil Jansrud after his Super-G gold, 2014)

“This is a very special win for me. I already skied well in 2012 but that year I just missed the gold. Sometimes the 1/100 of a second goes one way, sometimes the other.” (Erik Guay, Downhill gold 2013)

“This track requires precision and skill. Those ground corrugations make the course very challenging. When your timing is off and you take off too late you can’t come back anymore.“ (Aksel Lund Svindal after his Super-G gold 2013)