Before winter, French biathletes had a date this week-end in “Les Plans d’Hotonnes” for the Summer National Championships. Our two Rossignol stars, Martin Fourcade and Marie-Laure Brunet, signed very good results. They finished first of the sprint and the pursuit. It’s a nice manner to begin the season in confidence for our champions.
Rossignol Group is delighted to announce that its best athletes have extended their contracts up to the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.
Heading the list is Carl-Johan Bergman, double medalist at the Ruhpolding World Championships in 2012. Third in sprint and second in pursuit, the Swede has demonstrated his ability throughout the season, even wearing the yellow jersey of the World Cup leader in December. "The decision to continue with Rossignol was simple. To achieve my goals, I need the best skis and Rossignol is without doubt the best manufacturer for my skiing style. To be at my best, I need good support and Rossignol's Team Service produces the best skis on the market year after year. I love that! With the new X-IUM boots and the new X-IUM WCS skis, I am ready to go in search of Olympic medals!"
On the other side of the Atlantic, the American and Canadian leaders have also decided to extend their journey with Rossignol. Canadian Jean-Philippe Leguellec and Americans Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will be proudly competing in Rossignol's colors.
Tim Burke: "I am continuing my association with Rossignol because I have 100% confidence in them. They always get me the best equipment. I am also very impatient to find out about the most recent innovations to be introduced. Rossignol is forward looking and goes on improving its products, good as they are already."
We wish all of them a level of success to match their sports ambitions and the faith they have in our products.
Congratulations to all our athletes for their engagement in their respective disciplines and for all these emotions. We wish them the same success the next season and we want to accompany them towards the highest summits.
12 individual’s podiumsincluding 5 victories in World Cup for Team Rossignol
3 crystal globes for Martin Fourcade: total score, sprint and pursuit
Exceptional results in the World Championships in Ruhpolding : 9 medals for Team Rossignol including 7 individuals and 3 titles of World Champion.
Gold : Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Sprint, Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Pursuit, Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Mass Start
Silver : Carl-Johan BERGMAN (SWE)- Pursuit, Marie-Laure BRUNET (FRA) – Individual, Marie-Laure BRUNET (FRA) – Mass Start, Martin FOURCADE (FRA), Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX (FRA) – Men Relay, Marie DORIN, Marie-Laure BRUNET, Sophie BOILLEY (FRA) – Women Relay
Bronze : Carl-Johan BERGMAN (SWE) - Sprint
35 podiums in the World Cup and the Tour de Ski including 27 podiums in individual for Rossignol.
CRYSTAL GLOBE OF SPRINT FOR TEODOR Peterson (SWE) who counts one victory in Moscow in individual, in Duesseldorf with team, a second place in Davos and Lahti in individual, in Milano with team and a third place in Milano in individual.
A hat trick in Kuusamo with Teodor Peterson, Nikita Kriukov, Oeystein Pettersen
A magic Tour de Ski ! 6 podiums, 4 victories, 5 men in the Top 15 in the final ranking.
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
By taking the first place of the pursuit on Saturday in Kanthy-Mansiysk, Martin Fourcade wins the general ranking of the World cup. A real exploit at only 23 years old … Patrice Bailly-Salins and Raphaël Poirée realized this huge performance before him. He also takes the small globe of the pursuit and will try on Sunday to gain those of the Mass Start.
“Finally! After 25 races on 26 and a beautiful victory in the pursuit of Kanthy-Mansiysk, I assure myself the victory of the general ranking of the World Cup 2012 and the small globe of the pursuit. The globe returns in France 8 years later after Raphaël Poirée! I am simply happy this evening to reach the major goal of my season. The race would be almost forgotten but she is magnificent and allows me to enjoy completely the victory of the general. With 19/20 and a beautiful head-to-head with Arndt Peiffer, I win here in Russia one year after my world title! Congratulations to the technicians who after a difficult day yesterday were magnificent.”
Final ranking World Cup of Pursuit
1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 384 points (ROSSIGNOL)
2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 348 points
3. Arnd Peiffer (GER) 257 points
Final ranking of the World Cup
1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 1090 points (ROSSIGNOL)
2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 992 points
3. Andreas Birnbacher (GER) 794 points
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