Rainer Senoner will continue to chair the Saslong Classic Club for the next four years. The members unanimously elected the 53-year-old from Selva Val Gardena and they expressed their confidence in him also for the next four years. "It is a great honour and pleasure to continue to lead the Saslong Classic Club. Together with the executive board, I would like to continue on the path we have taken and work to improve our structure. At the same time, I will do my best to ensure that the Val Gardena races remain on the FIS calendar. This is not an obvious thing. Year after year we have to give our best, remain active and cautious to continue to be part of the World Cup family. The first thing we have to do is to start contractual negotiations with our partners to finance our races", Senoner said in a first interview after his re-election.
Besides Senoner, Marcello Cobelli, Damiano Dell'Osbel, Horst Demetz, Moritz Demetz, Daniela Holzknecht, Igor Marzola, Manuela Perathoner, Werner Perathoner, Monika Runggaldier and Thomas Wielander will also sit on the board. The board is composed of ten members and will lead the World Cup Committee of Val Gardena in the future. The members of the new Auditors Board are: Ivo Senoner, Thomas Weissensteiner and Hans Peter Perathoner.
Looking back to the past winter, Senoner pointed out that the cancellation of the downhill race is still a sore point. "It was so painful because all December until the beginning of the race week we had perfect conditions all over Val Gardena and we were very well prepared. But unfortunately, we are helpless in front of a heatwave like the one we experienced in mid-December. At the same time, I would like to point out that it was already almost a miracle if we managed to finish a downhill training session and the Super-G race in these conditions. So once again I would like to thank FIS Race Director Markus Waldner and of course my whole team for their excellent work," concluded Senoner.
This year the 53rd edition of the speed classics on the Saslong are scheduled for Friday 18th (Super-G) and Saturday 19th December (Downhill).
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