Back in autumn, there was already no doubt in anyone’s mind that the 81st Hahnenkamm Races were going to be one of a kind. For the first time since their premiere in 1931, no spectators were permitted to attend, nor audiences allowed to line the route or wait at the finish line.
Never has the organisation of the World Cup races represented such a challenge for Crans-Montana, which hosted the best female skiers in the world for two downhills and a Super-G in this most particular year. And the Classic did not falter. However ensuring that the races were held on the Valais Haut-Plateau required a lot of effort on all sides.
The Norwegian swept the 3Tre night slalom against all odds with an impressive second run, coming back from 12th to see off 1st run leader Foss-Solevaag. The Italian rising star confirmed his consistent growth with his first home podium.