Bode Miller wins the first overall Ski World Cup title for HEAD.
Add this to his first place in Combination and teammate Didier Cuche’s title in Downhill Maria Riesch’s in Combination and Super G, the HEAD racing team celebrates its most successful season ever.
Bormio, March 13th 2008. When HEAD signed Bode Miller in 2006, it was headline news in the skiing community. The goal for season 2007/2008 was clear: not just to win the classics in Wengen or Kitzbühel, but to build enough momentum to come in first place overall. «I am extremely happy with what we have achieved this season» says Johan Eliasch, CEO of HEAD N.V., «With twelve wins, over 43 top-three placements, four “small crystals” and now the Overall World Cup, our athletes have performed beyond all reasonable expectations. In addition, Bode’s both highly focused and open-minded personality reflects the HEAD philosophy of commitment and innovation: Willpower, training, talent and creativity come together to create success.»
In a suspenseful finale, American ski ace Bode Miller battled it out with Swiss racer Didier Cuche – both skiing under the HEAD flag. In the end, the experienced and charismatic American was able to seize the moment. «The consistency Miller showed in the second half of the season proved just how good he felt about himself and his HEAD equipment. This culminated in his victory in Combination. These experiences document HEAD’s immense progress in both speed and technical disciplines» says Rainer Salzgeber, HEAD Racing Director.
Before the World Cup Finals in Bormio Bode Miller finished in the top-three ranks eleven times, with six victories. Besides taking Gold in Bormio and prestigious Wengen, as well as in the Kitzbühel combination, winning the Overall World Cup is the most important victory of the season 2007/08 and possibly of his entire career.