So Wengen-winner respond, “The myth of the Lauberhorn, you can’t simply replace”former Swiss ski pros such as Bruno Kernen, or Didier Défago were surprised by the Bang on the Lauberhorn. They Express sadness and hope for an agreement.Laura Inderbitzin7 Kommentare7Der “the most beautiful victory of my career”: Bruno Kernen won the downhill in 2003, the Lauberhorn.Photo: Alessandro della Valle/ KeystoneDer Bernese Oberland says: “This classic, you can’t replace easily.”Photo: Alessandro della Valle/Keystone Didier Défago was surprised by the news that the Lauberhorn is to be removed from the world Cup calendar.Photo: Keystone/Jean-Christophe BottDer Valais won the race in Wengen in 2009.Photo: Peter Klaunzer/KeystoneDie Lauberhorn, the longest downhill in the world is departure.Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/KeystoneDer Event is every January, a huge spectacle.Photo: Anthony Anex/keystone this year, Beat Feuz won overall for the third Time.Photo: Peter Klaunzer/Keystone1 / 7
This year should be remembered as the year of jubilee in the Swiss ski history: for the First time since 1989, Switzerland has won the Nations ranking. However, since Wednesday afternoon, everything is different. The strong results are overshadowed by the news that the legendary Lauberhorn race with 90 years to go away history. Swiss-Ski has requested to cancel the Event because of a money dispute with the organizers.
“A Monument is huge falter,” says Bruno Kernen. The successful Ex-ski racer has won the downhill in Wengen in 2003. “If this unique race will be lost in fact, could lose the skiing at the same time a lot of Fans,” warns the Bernese Oberland, to which a part of the longest downhill in the world – the “nuts-S” – is named.
“Such thoughts I can’t allow that at all.”
cores on a world Cup without the Lauberhorn
other Swiss Lauberhorn winner, was caught by the message on the wrong foot. Didier Défago, winner of 2009, says: “The Lauberhorn is a myth, something very Special.” The atmosphere, the crowd, the mountain Panorama, the longest and the incredibly tough track – it was all spectacular.
Défago emphasized, especially the possible sporting loss. “For the young Swiss ski racer we need such a race. Such difficult routes, and such a fantastic audience is a huge Motivation for the young,” says Walliser. He hoped, therefore, that in this financial dispute, the Sport will not forget. “Because that’s the main thing.”
Didier Défago celebrates his victory in 2009 in Wengen. Photo: Peter Klaunzer/Keystone
That it no longer could enter the race in Wengen, again, for nuclei up to a day ago unimaginable, “such a thought I can’t allow that at all,” declared the Bernese Oberland. Especially not, because he can see that now, with a little more distance, as much the cliff of it. “For the Region, the races are hugely important … and all the volunteers that have invested in this Competition, your Sweat,” says the 47-Year-old, who drove in 1992 in Wengen in his first ever world Cup race.
All hope of cores to the rescue
If the Unimaginable should happen and the Lauberhorn race not only are history, “will I know whether the people in the replacement race will be still on”, so. Because: “You can’t replace the classics on the Lauberhorn, the myth, simple.” All of the ski racers who say that it is in Wengen, there is something very Special – “are not empty phrases. I don’t know how you could fill that gap.”
What unites both of the Wengen-winner, is the hope. “I hope that the Federation and organizers can both take a step towards each other,” says Kernen. “I hope that you can find a solution,” says Défago. You hope for the driver. For the Fans. For the sport of skiing.
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