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14/Mar/2014

INNERHOFER, HERO OF THE OLYMPICS

Riders in this news :  Christof INNERHOFER

Christof Innerhofer has realized an interesting and strong season, winning two Olympics medals in Sochi in Downhill and in Super Combined and showing that he is the “man of the big event”. The Italian racer has concluded his winter with a second place in Downhill in Lenzerheide. Watch the video!

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09/Mar/2014

Kristoffersen is giant!

Riders in this news :  Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN

What a weekend for the talented young Norwegian! Henrik Kristoffersen who earned a bronze Olympic medal in slalom two weeks ago and two titles of Junior World Champion in GS and Slalom last week, has signed two more podiums in World Cup in Kranjska Gora.
For the first time, the racer from Rossignol Team has claimed his first World Cup podium in Giant Slalom, ending third in Kranjska Gora (SLO) behind Ted Ligety and Benjamin Raich. “I was hoping I could be top five maybe, but to be on the podium is pretty amazing. I knew I could do it. I was in a great position after the first run. I did a small mistake in the second one, it cost me some time but I am still very happy with how things turned out. I have always said that GS is as important as slalom for me so it was important to get it going,” (Fis Alpine)

Plenty of confidence, Kristoffersen has finished her incredible week with a third place in slalom among the best skiers of the planet. “It’s a great weekend, two third places make me super happy. I was not sure if my second run would be enough for the podium – I knew both Felix could do a great run as he is skiing really well but I’m glad it still earned me a podium”. He is actually third of the World Cup slalom ranking with 430 points, 35 points behind Marcel Hirscher and 40 behind Felix Neureuther. The slalom of the finals in Lenzerheide would be so exciting the globe!

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06/Mar/2014

First World Cup podium for Marmottan, Gut 3rd

Riders in this news :  Anémone MARMOTTAN  ; Jessica LINDELL VIKARBY  ; Lara GUT  ; Maria PIETILAE-HOLMNER

Our heroes are always here after Sochi! In Are, Anémone Marmottan has signed her first World Cup podium with a 2nd place in Giant Slalom. “It can't believe it. I just got my first podium and still can't realize what's going on. I am not going to celebrate because another GS awaits us tomorrow and I give it all to win that one.”  In 8th position after the first run, the French racer has realized a strong run and deserved this podium after two 5th places and two 4th places the last four years.
Lara Gut has taken the third place to a tie with Austrian’s Eva-Maria Brem. The Swiss racer confirmed her rank in this discipline, celebrating her third podium this season after her victory in Sölden and her second place in Val d’Isère.

During the second giant slalom, Anna Fenninger has shown one more time that she was the strongest this weekend. But Sweden's Jessica Lindell Vikarby from Rossignol Team ended third at home and kept her leader rank. The battle for the Giant Slalom crystal globe will be crazy next week in Lenzerheide during the finals between Lindell Vikarby – 432 points - and Fenninger – 418 points.
In slalom, Maria Pietilae-Holmner came back on the podium after complicated races these last weeks. She took the second place behind the winner of the slalom crystal globe Mikaela Shiffrin and ahead of her two teammates, Anna Swenn-Larsson and Frida Hansdotter.

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05/Mar/2014

Junior World Championships: Kristoffersen at the top

Riders in this news :  Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN

The Junior World Championships in Jasna are now finished. Rossignol athletes have won 5 medals including 3 in gold!
Henrik Kristoffersen confirmed that he is the skier to follow for the next ten years! After winning the bronze medal in slalom at Sochi Olympic Games and four World Cup podiums this season, the racer from Rossignol Team was necessarily the favorite in Jasna. Two races and two victories for the young Norwegian in Giant Slalom and in Slalom! Already two times Junior World Champion in Combined (Quebec 2013) and in Giant Slalom (Roccaraso 2012), Kristoffersen adds two more gold medals to his prize-list. He will find the World Cup again this week-end in Kranjska Gora.
Read his interview on the FIS website:http://www.fis-ski.com/news-multimedia/news/article=from-sochi-jasna-henrik-kristoffersen-interview.html

The ladies have done a nice doubled in slalom with Slovakian’s Petra Vhlova at home who ended first and Charlotta Saefvenberg from Sweden who finished second. In downhill, Thomas Dressen has taken the silver medal.

Congratulations to all our junior athletes and all the best for the future!

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27/Feb/2014

Slalom Men: Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN

22/02/2014
*The run
Austrian veteran Mario Matt caused a sensation on Saturday, winning the men’s slalom and taking his first Olympic medal at the age of 34 ahead of favourite Marcel Hirscher. The young Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen is taking bronze at 0.83sec. The racer from Team Rossignol has already signed four podiums in World Cup slalom this season including one victory in Schladming.
*The quote of the champion
“I thought the medals are gone so I have to just ski well and not embarrass myself one more time. I was pretty smart, I think. I’m only smart when I’m skiing.”
*The number: 19
At 19 years old, the young Norwegian has already taken away two titles of Junior World Champion in Combined and in Giant slalom, two silver medals in Slalom and in Combined. He also counts 4 podiums in World Cup including one victory.

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