A real crown jewel for Gurgl: slalom ace Dave Ryding is now heading towards the Olympics with a historic triumph in Kitzbühel! Frenetic euphoria instead of understatement: the victory of British ski ace Dave Ryding in the cult race on Kitzbühel's Ganslernhang triggered a wave of jubilation. The crowd of well-wishers includes international sports colleagues such as US star Mikaela Shiffrin as well as high-ranking voices from his home country. Thanks to his recent triumph, the British Empire has finally joined the ranks of international ski nations. The gold medal was also heavily celebrated in Gurgl. Since 2017, "The Diamond of the Alps" has supported the British athlete as head sponsor.