The downhill champion will fly over St. Mark’s Square recalling his memorable 140km/h split made on the final schuss in Kitzbuhel in 2004.
Waiting for him on stage is Cristina Chiabotto. Red Bull is partner of the flight.
Kristian Ghedina will be the protagonist of the Flight of the Eagle 2020. The Italian champion with the most victories in the 90’s in the downhill World Cup downhill, will fly, Sunday, February 23rd at 12.00, from St. Mark’s Bell Tower on the stage of the square for the traditional event that has seen, before him, among the Sports Eagles, Giusy Versace (2015), Carolina Kostner (2014), Francesca Piccinini (2013), Fabrizia d’Ottavio (2012).
The Cortina D’Ampezzo downhill skier, wearing a suit designed by Atelier Pietro Longhi, will descend from the bell tower waving the flag of the next 2021 Alpine Ski World Championships, of which he is Ambassador – the great event that will take place in Cortina and that will precede the 2026 Olympics – and will interpret an original version of “downhill” this time not on the snow but “in the air” against the backdrop of the most beautiful square in the world, evoking one of his most memorable feats, the “crazy” split at 140km/h made on the final schuss of Kitzbuhel in 2004, historic Austrian race sponsored by Red Bull that has always “put wings” to the talents of the world of sport.
The brand is the main partner of the Venice Carnival for the fourth consecutive year.
The Flight of the Eagle also this year wants to be, therefore, a recognition to the world of sport, its values and its deep educational value but also a message of support for the 2021 Alpine Ski World Cup and, subsequently, the Winter Olympics to be held from 6 to 22 February 2026 in Milan and Cortina.
Waiting for Kristian Ghedina, on the colourful stage of the Carnival of Venice 2020, will be the TV presenter Cristina Chiabotto, already godmother of the event in 2006.
Before the flight, the masks of the historical parades of the Cers coordinated by Massimo Andreoli will parade. In the afternoon, starting at 3.30 pm, the grand finale of the most beautiful mask.