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ISPO AWARD 2012, the Xelium Binding technology awarded


The new binding technology Xelium  has been rewarded at ISPO AWARD 2012!

This system has been developped with the permanent target to minimize the impact on the environment, with the help of the independent swiss agency “Quantis” who have made a life cycle assessment. They determined precisely what are the benefits, comparing with a traditional binding system :


-          The impact on human health (carcinogens, etc…) is reduced by 38%,

-          The impact on the ecosystem ( ecotoxicity, etc…) is reduced by 34%,

-          The impact on the climate change (CO2 emissions) is reduced by -33%,

-          This new system needs 29% less natural resources.

-          The quantity of water used for manufacturing is reduced by 26%,

-          The quantity of water turbined to produce energy is reduced by 49%.


This new system is one of the lightest of the market. The bindings are 700g less than a traditional one. Available next season on 2012/2013 range.

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Saint Moritz: Good results for the girls

Riders in this news :  Marie MARCHAND-ARVIER


On Friday, the girls began with a super combined in Saint Moritz . Federica Brignone ended 12th, the best result of her career in this discipline. On Saturday, during the downhill, Rossignol placed three skiers in the Top 10 ! Marie Marchand-Arvier felt reassured with a beautiful 5th place equally with Julia Mancuso, Leanne Smith, a long time in head, took the 7th place whereas Marion Rolland finished 9th. On Sunday, during second super combined organized to replace the stage of Val d'Isère, Marie-Michèle Gagnon ended an attractive 7th place. It was very encouraging for the Team Rossignol before a new weekend of speed (Descent and Super Giant) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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YOWG : 9 podiums including 3 victories for Rossignol !


The Olympics of the Youth ended on Sunday to Innsbrück. In Alpine skiing, Rossignol comes back from Austria with nine podiums including three victories. These are promising results for all these young athletes. Congratulations to all of them.

Super G Men
1 - Adam Lamhamedi (MAR)
3 - Sanchez Verdu (AND)

Super Combined Men
3 – Sandro Simonet (SUI)

Giant Men
2 - Hannes Zingerle (ITA)
3 - Sandro Simonet (SUI)

Slalom Men
1 - Sandro Simonet (SUI)
3 - Mathias Graf (AUT)

Slalom Ladies
1 – Petra Vlhova (SVK)
2 – Ronni Remme (CAN)



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VIDEO : Zurbriggen « I'm very happy ! »

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Silvan Zurbriggen finishes third of the combined in Kitzbühel. It's the first podium of its season and the fourth in the Austrian's slope !

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VIDEO Grange : "I am in confidence"

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News of his thumb :“My thumb is rather well. The fall was impressive at the time but I simply have to wear a splint during three weeks. Besides, in slalom there are many contacts with gates thus it allows me to protect it.”

Have you a particular apprehension?“No, I felt reassured during the FIS of Westendorf on Thursday evening. Some runs are always needed to recover inside after a fall but that goes, I know again how to ski. I shall have preferred that does not arrive but this is the law of the ski and the sport of top-level. “

Kitzbühel and Schladming are good memories for him :“I like this region, the atmosphere also. It is a knowing public, that motivates me. I have already won here so I am in confidence. These two slaloms arrive at the right time.”


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