Following a fall last week, Jean-Baptiste Grange should observe a rest period of one week, victim of a sprain to his knee, operated in 2009. But after new examinations today, he suffers finally from a partial break of the ACL of the right knee according to the communiqué of the French Federation of Ski.
He will be operating on April 11th. We wish him a very good recovery.
Riders in this news : Didier DEFAGO
Didier Défago extends his contract with Rossignol Group up to the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. A Rossignol skier for 8 years so far, the Olympic Downhill Champion 2010 will race in Rossignol skis and bindings and Lange boots.
Didier Défago: "The important thing is that I know Rossignol Group and we get on really well. We have the same goal - to fight to be ahead at the finish line. One positive aspect of this is that we all know how each person works when it comes to developing equipment or trying out new things."
Absent last season due to a knee injury, Didier Défago has made a successful comeback to the circuit. With a win in Bormio last December and top 20 rankings in Downhill, Super G and GS at the Schladming finals, the Swiss skier can take a great deal of self-assurance into the seasons to come.
Angelo Maina, Director of Rossignol's Racing Department: "We are very pleased that Didier has chosen to sign for a further two years with Rossignol Group. After his season out through injury, we have been impressed by his results this winter. To come back at that level, in three different disciplines, is really very encouraging for the seasons to come."
We are delighted by this show of trust from Didier Défago and are committed to supporting him in continuing his top-level success.
Olympic Champion, Vancouver 2010
Downhill winner, Bormio 2011
Downhill winner, Wengen and Kitzbühel 2009
Super G winner, Val Gardena 2002
14 World Cup podiums
Riders in this news : Tessa WORLEY
Congratulations to all our athletes for their engagement in their respective disciplines and for all these emotions. We wish them the same success the next season and we want to accompany them towards the highest summits.
Rossignol : 22 podiums including 6 victories
Tessa Worley, winner in Kranjska-Gora and in Soldeu finishes third of the final ranking of giant's World cup.
The brand ends in the lead of the classification of the World cup of the Manufacturers in giant’s ladies, second of the general classification at the women and the third of the general ranking men and women together.
This year, Rossignol and Dynastar count 40 podiums in European Cup including 15 victories. In the overall, Stefan Luitz ends second like in Slalom, Sergei Maytakov takes the thirs place of the overall but he is in the lead in Super G. Mattia Casse is second of this ranking.
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rossignol and Dynastar win 14 medals including 5 titles of World Champion! It’s a huge performance for these youngs!
Gold :Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) – Downhill M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Giant Slalom L, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) - Giant Slalom M, Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) – Combined M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Combined L
Silver :Thomas Dressen (GER) - Giant Slalom M, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) – Slalom M, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) – Combined M
Bronze :Petra Vlhova (SVK) – Slalom L, Adeline Baud (FRA) - Giant Slalom L, Zan Kranjec (SLO) - Giant Slalom M, Reto Schmidiger (SUI) – Slalom M, Zan Kranjec (SLO) – Combined M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Super G L
Riders in this news : Federica BRIGNONE
Federica Brignone finishes third of the giant slalom during the finals of Schladming. The new Lange Super Girl signs her fourth podium this season and ends 6th of the ranking of the speciality.
Fourth on Sunday, Tessa Worley takes the 3rd place of the final ranking of giant's World cup: "I end the season on the podium of giant's World cup even if it is not the one of the race. I make 4th for the second time of the season after Are. I do not ski at my level in first leg. There are many hesitations. I had problems in the middle and I break completely on the wall. In the second run, I was at feet of the wall. Finally, it’s a beautiful race. It’s good for the future. I am still in my season but the pressure is going to fall again. We are going to make tests of material then the French championships."
Riders in this news : ; Marie-Michele GAGNON
During the finals of Schladming, Marie-Michèle Gagnon ended 6th of the last slalom of the season. With her 3rd place in Are, she finishes 10th of the ranking of the speciality. In this video, she pays tribute to Nick Zoricic her teammate who passed away last week during the finals of Ski Cross.
“This result is very good to end the season. My last slaloms were very strong too. This year is above my expectations, I’m very happy. My third place in Are gives me confidence and also the victory of Erin in Ofterschwang. It gives me good ideas for the next year. I think it will be very great. We decided with all the team to pay tribute to Nick Zoricic and Sarak Burke our teammates. They passed away this year, it’s very sad and we wanted to show that we thought about them.”
Jean-Baptiste Grange takes also the 6th place in the giant slalom. This season, he made three Top 10 with a 4th place in Crans-Montana and an 8th place in Bansko. After a difficult season due to his back’s problems, the skier of Valloire hopes that the next winter will be better.
“This 6th place is good for me even if I was not very well in the first leg. In the 2nd run, I take advantage to leave in the first bibs. I made four good slaloms these last weeks and I am very close of the top 15. It’s a really good thing for next year. There is still a slalom tomorrow to end correctly the season and after I will have a rest. I must continue to work on my back in order to have fewer pains. It’s the first year I can’t train like I want, it’s complicated but I hang on! I fought for a 20th place in slalom thet me exchange, it’s sure!”
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