25.08.2022 / Festival of honor at the Hahnenkamm cable car station: Two gondola handovers and a bronze Ski Club badge of honor were celebrated in Kitzbühel on August 13th, 2022.
The most legendary sports town in the Alps lives up to its name
A big crowd at the Hahnenkamm valley and mountain station: on the local mountain of the Gamsstadt, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel together with the K.S.C. invited to the gondola handover. On the one hand, this year's Hahnenkamm downhill winner Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was honored with a gondola each. The 29-year-old Norwegian set the ninth fastest time on the Streif. On the other hand, a belated gondola handover to Fritz Strobl took place. The 49-year-old Austrian was the downhill winner in 1997 and 2000 and also holds the unbeaten course record of 1:51:50 minutes. At the same time, the handover was a successful birthday surprise for Franz Strobl on his 50th birthday.
Not less solemnly it became with the award of the ski club badge of honor in bronze. The 26-year-old Austrian Paralympics participant Eva-Maria Jöchl was honored. The official part of the ceremony took place at the foot of the legendary ski mountain - nostalgic like the award ceremonies after the Hahnenkamm races in the past. Later, the gondolas were handed over at the top station. The ceremony was attended by numerous representatives of the city of Kitzbühel, the ski association, Kitzbühel Tourism and the province of Tyrol, as well as family and friends of the three protagonists. Also fans and companions did not miss the honor.
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