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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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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:

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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Slalom Men: Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN

*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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Super G Men: Jan Hudec (CAN), bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Jan HUDEC

*The run
Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud claimed the Olympic gold in Super-G. American Andrew Weibrecht lost 0.30 sec. to him and became the Olympic silver medal winner. Canadian Jan Hudec and American Bode Miller having showed the same time of 1.18.67 min. and shared the bronze medal.
*The quote of the champion
"In spite of all the difficulties which I knew during my career, I always remained convinced that I was capable of the best. I always kept the faith that I was intended to make something well."
*The number: 20
Calgary’s Hudec made history last weekend when he finished in a tie for third in the men’s super-G. The 32-year-old is the first Canadian since Ed Podivinsky, 20 years ago, to claim a medal in one of the alpine disciplines.

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Super Combined Men: Christof Innerhofer (ITA), bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Christof INNERHOFER

*The run
Eighth of the downhill in more than one second, Christof Innerhofer, specialist of the speed disciplines, realized a strong slalom signing the 3rd time of the run! The Italian from Team Rossignol rises on the third step of the podium of the Super Combined and leaves the Games with a second medal.
*The quote of the champion
"I practiced slalom only four days in two years. At the start gate, I nearly decided not to bother because the downhill went so well for a lot of the slalom specialists. It’s incredible, I have two medals now!"
*The number: 4
Christof Innerhofer has signed his 4th career podium in Super Combined after his silver medal at 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, his 3rd place in World Cup in Sestrières and his victory in Bansko in 2011.

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