This morning, first run of giant slalom was complicated for Jean-Baptiste Grange : “It was hard, the run wasn’t clear. I didn’t have the good rhythm but I’m in a special time after my shoulder’s surgery. The season is not finish, there are many competitions this winter.”
Physically “it’s better and better, I still have a backache but I make progress. Two months ago, I was unable to take a start in World Cup. In Beaver Creek, I shown it was possible to be good. I have to remain concentrated.”
And for the slalom ? “I am confident, I like this slope !”
Riders in this news : Didier DEFAGO
Before the downhill on Saturday, Didier Defago explains the particularity of the Saslong's slope.
“Hello everybody, we are in Val Gardena, a particularly slope. There are no big difficulties but it’s hard to be fast. On the top of the slope, there are two jumps and after a long glide part. After, you must dare in the two walls. It’s more technical before the “Camel Humps”. You must jump over three bumps in two times. Then, the slope moves a lot in the Ciaslat. Here you can make the difference and takes speed for the end.”
Riders in this news : Matteo MARSAGLIA
The Italian Matteo Marsaglia continues his progress in World Cup. In Val Gardena, in bad conditions, he finishes 23th (+1'44 from the leader).
“I’m happy today especially in this slope and with this snow. It was difficult and the goal was to be at the best place and today, it’s quite good. I don’t like these conditions, the flat, the soft snow… The beginning of the season was complicated for me but my results aren’t so bad. Tomorrow for downhill, it will be still hard but for the next race in Bormio it would be better”
It’s official. This winter, Rossignol Group will equip « Compagnie du Mont-Blanc », « Compagnie des Guides », « Club des Sports de Chamonix » and « Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme ».
« Chamonix is the place to be for hard to please skiers in the world, the place where the new tendency are built and the place where the new school become true », has said Bruno Cercley, the President of Rossignol Group.
The two brands will be sponsors of the Kandahar, the mystic stage of the World Cup in Chamonix. (4th-5th February).
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