The Kitzbühel Ski Club, KSC for short, has over 9,400 members, 1,100 more than the population of the town. The Kammstad Ski Club is also the organizer of the Hahnenkamm races, and they are very happy if one of them wins the downhill race in the Streif or the next slalom in Kanslern.
Looked at this way, Linus Strasser filled KSC with a certain amount of pride with his victory in Kanslern on Sunday. Because that's where he was taught and encouraged to ski. Ganslern is Strasser's local mountain, as he lives in neighboring Kirchberg with his wife Maria and daughter Marta.
Strasser (31), born in Munich, officially drives for TSV 1860, but is still an “ordinary” member of KSC. So he caused a lot of relief there with his win on Sunday, as exactly 50 years later someone from KSC has finally won at Hahnenkamm.
By the way, Strasser's predecessor is called Hansi Hinterseer (69). Older folks may remember that he was an accomplished skier before his career as a singer, actor and host. He won his first World Cup race on January 27, 1974: the slalom in Kitzbühel.