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17.12.2023

Val Gardena/Gröden delivers a skiing spectacle in XXL format.

On the occasion of the 56th edition of the speed classics on the venerable Saslong, the crème de la crème of the Alpine Ski World Cup were once again guests in Val Gardena/Gröden shortly before Christmas. As a downhill race that had been canceled in Zermatt-Cervinia was made up for on the Saslong, ski fans could look forward to one more race than usual.

16.12.2023

Dominik Paris Dominates: A Day of Celebration in South Tyrol

This day will be etched into the history books of South Tyrolean sport: Dominik Paris from Ulten clinched a sensational victory in the downhill classic on the Saslong on Saturday, turning the finish stadium at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel into an absolute madhouse.

16.12.2023

"You can never write off Dominik Paris."

After a disastrous season full of setbacks, Dominik Paris has made an impressive comeback with his home victory in the downhill classic in Val Gardena/Gröden. There was hardly anyone in the finish area who didn't congratulate the powerhouse from Ulten on his success—the voices of the protagonists at a glance.

16.12.2023

Bennett Wins His Second DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy

As the most successful racer at the 56th Saslong Classic, the American Bryce Bennett has secured the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy for the second time since 2021.

16.12.2023

"We are prepared for a World Championship"

The President of the Saslong Classic Club, Rainer Senoner, expresses satisfaction after the successful conclusion of the Val Gardena/Gröden World Cup week in XXL format.

16.12.2023

Franjo von Allmen Wins the Gianni Marzola Prize

For over 20 years, the Gianni Marzola Prize has been awarded as part of the Val Gardena/Gröden World Cup week. The special prize is given to the youngest participant in the three speed events on the Saslong.

16.12.2023

Striedinger Supporters Win the Fan Event.

The fan parade before the downhill classic on Saturday has been integral to the Val Gardena/Gröden race week for many years. Once again, this year, ski fans from several nations created a great atmosphere during the parade.

16.12.2023

The "Saslong - Passion & Performance" photo competition was claimed by Luciano Maria Bisi.

For the 56th edition of the Saslong Classic, an international photo competition was once again held under the motto "Saslong - Passion & Performance." Italian sports photographer Luciano Maria Bisi emerged victorious in the competition.

15.12.2023

Who will claim victory in the downhill classic?

The weather is perfect, and the slope is ready: In Val Gardena/Gröden, everything is set for the downhill classic on Saturday, the crowning finale of the 56th Saslong Classic.

15.12.2023

"Should be very exciting again": Ready for the downhill classic

The super-G is in the books, and now the focus is on Saturday's downhill. At the team captains' meeting on Friday in Selva/Wolkenstein, those responsible for the Val Gardena/Gröden race week were in good spirits.

15.12.2023

Distinguished guests grace the events around the Saslong races.

The Val Gardena/Gröden Race Week attracts ski enthusiasts from various regions, eager to witness the thrilling races at the base of Sassolungo/Langkofel. This year is no exception, with spectators along the course enjoying the presence of notable figures from the realms of sports and politics.

15.12.2023

Tensions are running high in the battle for the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy

Once again this year, the racer who scores the most World Cup points in the speed events on the Saslong will receive a special prize: the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy. After two of three races, the battle for the trophy could not be more exciting.

15.12.2023

Austrian double victory by a hundredth of a second in a super-G thriller

This super-G on the Saslong was not for the faint-hearted. In an exhilarating race with extremely close time gaps, Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr found the fastest line, securing victory by a wafer-thin margin just ahead of his teammate Daniel Hemetsberger.

15.12.2023

Taking Full Risks: Vincent Kriechmayr's Thrilling super-G Victory on the Saslong

"Luck often materializes in mere hundredths of a second, a truth Vincent Kriechmayr experienced in Friday's super-G, clinching his third triumph on the Saslong with the thinnest of margins. For the Austrian, the immediate post-race realization was that a bold and risky strategy had played a pivotal role in securing victory.

14.12.2023

Kilde is the man to beat in the super-G

The race week on the Saslong in Val Gardena/Gröden kicked off with the sprint downhill on Thursday. On Friday, a super-G will follow at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel, in which the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the one to beat.

14.12.2023

"Outstanding work by the entire OC team."

After the first speed competition of this year's winter was finally held on Thursday with the Sprint Downhill on the Saslong, many beaming faces were present at the team captains' meeting in the evening.

14.12.2023

Bryce Bennett Takes the Spotlight in the First Downhill Race in Val Gardena/Gröden

The initial speed race of the 56th Saslong Classic concluded with a significant surprise: Bryce Bennett, last year's underappreciated American skier, outperformed the entire field with bib number 34, securing his second victory in the World Cup.

14.12.2023

"I feel comfortable here."

The winner of the shortened downhill on the Saslong is not top favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, but Bryce Bennett. We caught up with the protagonists after the first of three speed events on the Saslong.

14.12.2023

A downhill race under the banner of the 2029 World Cup candidacy

The first Val Gardena/Gröden downhill on Thursday unfolded against a dreamlike backdrop: freshly snow-covered Dolomite peaks, impeccable slope conditions on the Saslong, and a brilliant blue sky combined to create a beautiful scene possibly unparalleled worldwide.

13.12.2023

Weight room & visit to the physio: The "free" day from the perspective of a speed skier

Race cancellations are more commonplace than ever in this year's Ski World Cup. The second downhill training session in Val Gardena/Gröden was also canceled due to the weather. But what does a "free" day for a speed racer look like? We had a quick chat with local hero Florian Schieder from Castelrotto/Kastelruth.

13.12.2023

Here we go: The start list for the first Val Gardena/Gröden downhill is set.

On Wednesday evening, the bib numbers for the first of two downhill races of the 56th Saslong Classic were announced at the team captains' meeting in Selva/Wolkenstein.

13.12.2023

“We are convinced that we can present a race-ready race track"

At the third team captains' meeting in Selva/Wolkenstein on Wednesday evening, the focus was primarily on the weather. While the snowfall on Wednesday did not allow for a final training session, the organizers are doing their best to put together a fair downhill on Thursday.

13.12.2023

Markus Foser and his Record for Eternity

On December 17, 1993, Markus Foser made international ski sports history on the Saslong. With big number 66, the man from Liechtenstein raced to victory in Val Gardena/Gröden, and to this day, no other racer with a higher starting number has won a World Cup downhill. Thirty years after his triumph, Foser returns to Val Gardena/Gröden as part of the 56th Saslong Classic, and we had the opportunity to interview the affable former racer beforehand.

13.12.2023

The Val Gardena/Gröden races will be broadcast live on TV and via stream.

From Thursday to Saturday, two downhill races and a super-G at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel will once again guarantee a skiing spectacle of the very finest. In the coming days, numerous broadcasters will report live from Val Gardena/Gröden - the races can be followed either on TV or via stream in real-time.

13.12.2023

Downhill training on Wednesday canceled

The second training run for the downhill races on the Saslong has been canceled due to snowfall overnight.

13.12.2023

Val Gardena/Gröden is hosting the opening men's speed season: "An unusual situation."

There were no races in Zermatt-Cervinia, and numerous cancellations occurred in Beaver Creek as well; the start of the season hasn't been favorable for the speed races thus far. The fact that the first races of the winter will take place on the Saslong in mid-December is a new scenario for all athletes. On the sidelines of the first downhill training session, we inquired about how this unfamiliar situation impacted their mindset and what goals the racers had for the Val Gardena/Gröden race week.

12.12.2023

Second Downhill Training Run Moved to 10:30 am

The second training run for the prestigious downhill classic on the historic Saslong has been rescheduled from 11:45 am to 10:30 am due to anticipated weather conditions. This announcement was made by the organizers of the 56th Saslong Classic during the second team captains' meeting on Tuesday evening in Selva/Wolkenstein.

12.12.2023

Goldberg sets first benchmark

On Tuesday, the action kicked off at the base of the Sassolungo/Langkofel mountain with the first training session for the upcoming downhill races in Val Gardena/Gröden on the renowned Saslong course. Jared Goldberg, hailing from the United States and displaying a close connection with Saslong, navigated the course expertly, securing the top spot in the initial training run with a swift time of 2:02.19 minutes.

12.12.2023

DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy: Will Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrate again?

Since 2016, the fastest racer of the Ski World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden has won an additional prize. The winner of the so-called DOLOMITES Val Gardena South Tyrol Ski Trophy can look forward to an authentic 3D wooden bust, extra prize money of 5,000 euros, a short stay in Val Gardena/Gröden and a climb of the Sassolungo/Langkofel accompanied by a local expert mountain guide.

12.12.2023

"Possibilities for Surprises"

In the first downhill training session, the Saslong revealed a somewhat different facet of its usual profile, marked by unfamiliar terrain and extended jumps, ultimately clinched by the US American, Jared Goldberg. Here's a compilation of insights from some key racers following the training.

12.12.2023

Live on-site: The experienced Saslong editorial team is ready to roll.

The entire Val Gardena/Gröden region is geared up for the 56th edition of the Saslong Classic in an XXL format. From Thursday to Saturday, three races—two downhill races and a super-G—will unfold at the base of the Sassolungo/Langkofel. While the world's top speed aces take on the first downhill training on Tuesday, the Saslong editorial team has already commenced their work.