Riders in this news : Marion ROLLAND
During the finals of Schladming and for the last downhill of the season, Marion Rolland (Rossignol) offers herself the first podium of her carrer. “It is crazy, it’s better that we can imagine, it’s fantastic! My season was good and I’m very happy to finish on the podium.”
It’s a second place behind the fabulous Lindsey Vonn, who won the ranking of the speciality, and ahead Tina Maze. “To be behind Lindsey, it’s like a victory because she is very stronger!”, said Marion after the race.
This season, she made good results near the podium: 5th in Sochi, 9th in Saint-Moritz. The skier of les Deux-Alpes marks her territory on the place where will take place the World championships next year: “My two best results of the season are in Sochi and in Schladming so I think it’s a good thing for the future! I want to make better next year!”
Please note for the boys, the excellent 4th place of Didier Defago. Injured last winter, he made a nice season including his victory in Bormio in December.
Riders in this news : Marie-Michele GAGNON
During the last race of the event, the men’s slalom, Rossignol places another two athletes on the podium. Henrik Kristoffersen, already world champion of giant, ends on the second place. Reto Schmidiger (on the picture) double world champion of slalom in 2010 and 2011 takes the third place. Stefan Luitz in the lead of the first run did not finish the second leg.
In the ranking of combined, the team Rossignol gains another four medals! For the women, because of the cancellation of the deownhill, the organizers decided to add the three races: Giant, Slalom and Super G. Ragnhild Mowinckel wins the gold medal. For the boys, new hat trick for the brand with Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Henrik Kristoffersen and Zan Kranjec.
Riders in this news : Federica BRIGNONE
Federica Brignone finishes second of the giant slalom in Are. It’s the third podium of the Italian skier after Lienz (2nd) and Kranjska Gora (2nd). Tessa Worley ends 4th after a disappointing week-end in Ofterschwang last week.
“This morning I just tried to feel something good, because the last few races I wasn’t good, I did three shitty races, I fell three times this year. After three races I was coming to the finish, every time I was bad. I didn’t understand what I did. Today I felt good. I crossed the finish. The feeling was good. To be back on the podium is really cool”, said Brignone after the race. (source: fisalpine.com)
Team Rossignol realizes a huge performance in giant slalom with 3 athletes on the podium!
Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR), gold: “Being Norwegian, I'm used to these kind of conditions. I have trained a lot in strong wind, shitty snow and low visibility, but I don't care about that when I race, all I think about is racing. Before the start today, I was looking forward to ski, and didn't feel nervous at all. Obviously the great Norwegian performance down here has given me even more motivation to ski well, and I wanted to be as good as the others have been. I didn't really have any expectations about a podium in gs, but I surely never start a race without thinking that I want to win this".
Thomas Dressen (GER), silver: “It was a great run for me, where I didn't do any major mistakes. Fortunately I had an early start, as the course got worse, but I'm super excited about a silver medal. Before the best racers came down, I had no expectations to be on the podium, but this is part of the game, and I almost can't believe it".
Zan Kranjec (SLO), bronze: “Being on the podium in the my first Junior World Ski Championships feels great. On Monday I was on the podium with my team, but winning an individual medal means a lot to me. The second run was hard, but I just went for it, and it worked".
(source : fisalpine.com)
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