Leadership certified by results, not just talk.
The hang glider’s modern age began in 1996 with the introduction of topless gliders.
From then on, there have been 12 World Championships.
Icaro2000 have won 8 of them.
For Alex it is his third world title
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The championship took place in Tolmezzo in Italy
Flavio Tebaldi was the team leader.
Alex Ploner in first place, Christian Ciech second, Manfred Ruhmer third at the 32nd Valerio Albrizio trophy, Laveno.
On the podium, Alex made the most of the occasion. "At Laveno it's very rare to see Manfred below me on the podium, so I couldn't resist taking the opportunity of resting my elbow on his head for a moment."
Thomas told us "Ciao ragazzi, it was a challenging comp with Manfred in the task committee.
I guess you know what this means! He really pushed it, with not too many pilots reaching goal on many days, except for the last day for a happy ending.
The Laminar is flying great, it brings me to the next level and to team up with MR is awesome. Such a great guy and a pilot to learn from in many ways!"
"It was a real good last day, strong conditions in the mountains.
It was a very good way to celebrate my birthday with the last day and overall comp winning.
And that with very little hang-gliding training but with good motivation and a perfect glider"
Alex Ploner wins the European hang gliding championships.
For the second time, Alex Ploner wins the European cross-country hang gliding championships, demonstrating his remarkable flying skills.
Having won seven world championship titles and and seven European titles, the Laminar shows that ALL HANG GLIDERS FLY WELL. SOME FLY BETTER.
It is his second European title, for Icaro the 7 th.
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Our Alex Ploner second, just a few points behind Petr Benes.
Christian third, both with hang glider Laminar.
Great Italian team that now has won 5 times the worlds.
Thanks also to the tireless team leader Flavio Tebaldi.
He is now 7 times World Champion with his Swift
Alex Ploner first on Laminar
Best results for Icaro 2000: 4 Laminar in the first 4 places, 7 in the first 10.