Riders in this news : Didier DEFAGO
Didier Defago wins the downhill of Bormio on the hard "Stelvio" and sign his return among the best. After a white season (break of the crossed ligaments), Swiss left no luck to his opponents today. It is the third victory of its career in downhill after Wengen and Kitzbühel. Congratulations!
“I didn't ski so well yesterday in the last practice run but I felt very comfortable today from top to bottom. I perfectly negotiated the main difficulties of the course and I even congratulated my injured left knee after crossing the finish line,” the skier from Morgins told the press afterwards.
“I was very happy to wear a low bib number today, I was hoping it would help me to achieve a strong run, but I didn’t expect to win that race, even when I saw that I was a little but faster than Patrick Kueng. I was aiming for a top-5 here. My main goal this season was a downhill podium,” also explained Defago who has reached a total of 16 podiums in all alpines disciplines except slalom in the last ten years.
“Apparently things went much faster for me than I thought in recent months. I guess the fact that I’m enjoying so much to be back on my racing skis after my injury strongly helped me to do so well here after reaching some promising results in recent races, including at Alta Badia where I did much better than expected in giant slalom.”
“I feel very serene now and I’m looking forward for the next exciting Swiss races at Adelboden and Wengen. I have already reached way more than expected at the season start, so I can be very relaxed now.”
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