Today, Rossignol Group announces the signing of a 2-year sponsorship deal with the Swiss skier CARLO JANKA. This deal includes Rossignol ski equipment, bindings and skiboots.
27 years-old Carlo Janka already has a strong prize list and is considered as one of the best World Cup racers. Giant Olympic Champion in Vancouver 2010, World Champion in the same discipline in 2009 and bronze medalist in Downhill, he has also won the overall ranking of the World Cup in 2010. With 20 World Cup podiums in four different disciplines, Carlo Janka will share his experience in speed and technical disciplines with Rossignol.
Carlo Janka : "I am really satisfied to begin this new adventure with Rossignol to try to find the highest level. It is a brand which possesses very good equipment and it is pleasant to integrate a so motivated team."
Angelo Maina, Rossignol Race Director: "Having Carlo Janka making the choice of Rossignol is a real sign of confidence. We are proud having an athlete like him joining our team and we wish obviously that he will reach all his goals with our material"
Very confident and performing, Carlo Janka is ready to show his huge potential on the World Cup slopes and during the next World Championships that will take place in Beaver Creek in February, 2015.
All the Rossignol Team wishes its new hero all the best for the next two years and will, of course, support him to help him reach the highest steps of international podiums.
Riders in this news : Carl Johan BERGMAN ; Federica BRIGNONE ; Ida INGEMARSDOTTER ; Ilka STUHEC ; Irene CURTONI ; Jessica LINDELL VIKARBY ; Lara GUT ; Larisa YURKIW ; Manuela MOELGG ; Maria PIETILAE-HOLMNER ; Marie MARCHAND-ARVIER ; Marie-Michele GAGNON ; Marie-Pier PREFONTAINE ; Martin FOURCADE ; Ragnhild MOWINCKEL ; Robin DUVILLARD
In order to celebrate their amazing season, athletes from Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange Team are dancing on the famous song "Happy"! Check out this funny video!
With her third place in the last Giant Slalom in Lenzerheide, Jessica Lindell Vikarby has lost the crystal globe of the discipline for only 26 points. She ended second behind the winner of the overall Anna Fenninger (518 points) and ahead of her Rossignol teammate Maria Pietilae-Holmner (339 points).
After four years without podiums, Jessica Lindell Vikarby was in a very good shape this winter and she has shown that she had the level to stay among the best, keeping the red bib of leader almost until the last race. Unfortunately, Fenninger was too strong this Sunday but the racer from Rossignol Team could be satisfied with 5 podiums this season including one victory in Beaver Creek. Her Sweden's teammate, Maria Pietilae-Holmner has also found again the way of the podium in Giant Slalom and also in slalom.
Following all these good results, Rossignol has won the ladies brand ranking in GS and has confirmed its leadership with the first place of the women overall brand ranking!
Riders in this news : Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN
Henrik Kristoffersen has concluded his amazing season with the third place of the World Cup slalom ranking with 454 points behind Marcel Hirscher (565 points) and Felix Neureuther (550 points). At only 19 years-old, the Norwegian racer has realized a strong winter, earning a bronze Olympic medal in slalom, two titles of Junior World Champion in GS and Slalom and six World Cup podiums including one awesome victory in Schladming.
Summary of the season with Kristoffersen
Riders in this news : Frida HANSDOTTER
Slalom bronze medallist at the World Championships last year, Frida Hansdotter has confirmed her rank in slalom with 4 podiums this season including her first victory in Kranjska Gora. Second in Lenzerheide this week, the Rossignol racer ended second of the slalom World Cup ranking behind the unbeatable Mikaela Shiffrin.
"It's very nice to finish the season with a podium and to be second of the slalom ranking. I'm really satisfied because it was one of my goals this season. Next year, I will try to beat Mikaela Shiffrin, she has been really strong but we will find to find something to stay in the match! It's very important for me to have a really good season like last year. In Giant Slalom, I will try to get back because I had not too much confidence in this discipline this season."
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