In an exclusive venue, the Mediaset Studios in Cologno Monzese, 3Tre enjoyed the enthusiasm of its Milan’s fans. Special guests Piero Gros and Giuliano Razzoli: “Podium in Campiglio? Hard, but possible”
It’s prime time in the Studio 6 in Cologno Monzese, but this time it’s not long-time Italian TV icon Mike Bongiorno taking the center stage with his “TeleMike” show. The Mediaset’s TV camera were all for 3Tre this time: the World Cup slalom chose a unique setting to gather its Milan’s friends and fans, who once again came in numbers to demostrate their enthusiasm for the main event of the Trentino’s winter, now with less than 30 days to go. Welcoming the Madonna di Campiglio Classic was SportMediaset director Alberto Brandi, who saluted the crowd collected in one of Mediaset Premium’s regular studios.
In Milan, 3Tre shone with its history, told by 3Tre heritage expert Paolo Luconi Bisti, its tradition and of course its champions, represented on the occasion by Piero Gros and Giuliano Razzoli.
“3Tre means a lot to me - told Gros – it boasts an incredible tradition, and recalls the memories of two victories for me, a slalom in 1972 and a giant slalom in 1974. This race always lights up unique emotions.”
From past to present, Razzoli has started the season on the wrong foot, coming off another injury that held him from giving his best in Levi, but Campiglio lights a special spark in his eyes: “The 3Tre podium has proved elusive for me so far, even though I barely missed it in 2015, but results apart, all my 3Tre memories bring me back to an atmosphere and a passion that I have never seen anywhere else. Even when I couldn’t compete in my best shape, Madonna’s fans have given me a special energy, and I know it’s the same for all of the Azzurri. Will this be the right time to finally step on the podium? It’s hard, but you never know…”
The Italian team’s hope is to repeat and exceed Stefano Gross’ podium of last year, taking over from Giorgio Rocca the baton of latest Italian winner on the Canalone Miramonti, bringing the Italian flag back to the top spot, on the 30th anniversary of the first success by Alberto Tomba on Madonna di Campiglio’s slope. “Whoever wins, the main thing is providing a show that is capable to involve and excite everybody –“ told 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci, “and I believe the conditions are there to enjoy another successful edition.”
Guaranteeing the technical perfection of the “Miramonti” slope, along with the team of Slope Director Adriano Alimonta, will be the commitment of Funivie Campiglio, that last weekend opened its cableways in Madonna di Campiglio for the first skiing weekend of the season. “The conditions of the slope are very good already” – said Funivie Campiglio’s Director Francesco Bosco - “thanks to the natural snowing and artificial snowmaking, and from December 2nd our cableways will be open every day: let’s hope for another successful season.”
The same hope was shared by Pinzolo’s mayor Michele Cereghini, who highlighted the importance of an event “that brings our territory all around the World, and it’s the result of a shared commitment among the committee and the territory, in a very fruitful synergy.”
Camera are off, and 3Tre is back to the mountains: there is a 3Tre on Tour to continue, and a race to organize. There’s still almost a month to go, but Campiglio can’t wait anymore.