Inspection – The Opinion of the Athletes

Italy’s hottest candidate for the victory of the World Cup downhill in Val Gardena/Gröden, Kristian Ghedina: „The slope is in best shape. For the races I have a good feeling. My goal is obviously to confirm last year’s result, but I would also be happy getting on the podium.“
 
After inspection the Norwegian all rounder Kjetil-Andre Aamodt stated: "The slope is ok. Here in Val Gardena/Gröden I already achieved good results in the past years, although I never got on the podium. Let’s see what happens this year."
 
The Austrian Stephan Eberharter comes to Val Gardena/Gröden leading the World Cup rankings: "The slope is in a good shape. After the training we will see how it is to ski on it.  I never reached a top placement in Val Gardena/Gröden. However I am hopeful."