DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy also goes to Kilde
The inaugural winner of the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy is Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. The Norwegian grabbed the most World Cup points in this year's speed events on the Saslong and can now look forward to winning the prestigious special prize.
As the winner of the Super-G and the Downhill, Kilde also crowned himself the clear recipient of the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy. The 28-year-old Scandinavian collected 200 points as the winner of the two races and was thus by far the most successful skier of the 53rd Saslong Classic. Behind Kilde, U.S. skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle, who finished eighth in the super-G and second in the downhill, took second place with 112 points. Third place went to Kjetil Jansrud - the Norwegian collected a total of 110 points on the Saslong with a third and fourth place.
Fourth and fifth place in this special ranking went to two athletes from Switzerland: Mauro Caviezel scored 102 points in Super-G and Downhill, his teammate Beat Feuz 86. The best local athlete at the Val Gardena/Gröden race week was Dominik Paris. The powerhouse from the nearby Ulten valley finished in the top 15 twice on the Saslong and scored a total of 38 points in the two events.
As the winner of the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy, Kilde received an original 3D wooden bust, as well as additional prize money in the amount of 5,000 euros and a short vacation in Val Gardena/Gröden. The idea of the special prize was developed by the Organizing Committee of the Saslong Classic in collaboration with DOLOMITES Val Gardena Marketing.
DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy - final standings after Super-G and Downhill:
1. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 200 points
2. Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) 112
3. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 110
4. Mauro Caviezel (SUI) 102
5. Beat Feuz (SUI) 86