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Feb 27, 2014

Biathlon Men - Pursuit 12,5 km : Martin Fourcade (FRA), gold medal and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix (FRA), bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX  ; Martin FOURCADE

*The run
Sixth of the Sprint on Saturday, Martin Fourcade has realized a strong Pursuit race. For the first time, the French biathlete has won an Olympic gold medal, his goal since four years. His teammate Jean-Guillaume Béatrix has taken the bronze. He had signed his first World Cup few weeks ago.
*The quote of the champion
“This gold medal, it’s the last thing I missed. I wanted it during my career and it was not possible to stop without this medal. Even if I still have some pages to write, I write a nice story yesterday.”
*The number: 1
Martin Fourcade is the first Pyrenean to win an Olympic title in the history of the Games.

Martin Fourcade’s Olympic Games in video (RMC SPORT)

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Feb 27, 2014

Cross-Country Women – Relay 4x5 km: Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) gold medal, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) silver medal, Stephy Boehler et Nicole Fessel (GER) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Aino Kaisa SAARINEN  ; Ida INGEMARSDOTTER

*The run
Team Rossignol demonstrated all its efficiency by placing skiers on every step of the podium during the relay 4x5 km. Sweden, Finland and Germany were the three best nations.
*The quote of the champion
Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE): "It's amazing. We haven't been on the podium since 1968 and now we're standing as winners. I cannot believe we're Olympic champions."
*The number: 54
This is the first time Sweden has won gold in the women's relay since 54 years (1960).

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Jan 19, 2014

On the road to Sochi!

Riders in this news :  Carl Johan BERGMAN  ; Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX  ; Martin FOURCADE

French relay-  with our two Rossignol’s biathletes Martin Fourcade and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix - has won the Men Relay in Antholz-Anterselva, the last race before Sochi Olympic Games.  Sweden finished second with Carl Johan Bergman and Germany was third with Simon Schempp. Congrats to all for this amazing weekend!

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Jan 18, 2014

Two in a row for Schempp, First World Cup career podium for Béatrix

Riders in this news :  Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX  ; Simon SCHEMPP

Rossignol red skis and new X-IUM boots have still made the buzz in the Pursuit! Simon Schempp from Germany takes the first place in Antholz-Anterselva after his win yesterday's sprint and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix from France signs his first World Cup podium with his second place!
"I never thought I could win two times this weekend...It has been an incredible...I have gotten a lot of confidence from this. It’s crazy!", said Schempp.
Congratulations to our athletes for this incredible launch of our new X-IUM range!

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Jan 17, 2014

Historical double winning!

Riders in this news :  Lukas HOFER  ; Simon SCHEMPP

What an historical launch for the new Rossignol X-IUM range with a double winning for Lukas Hofer and Simon Schempp in the Sprint of Antholz-Anterselva! They ended in the same time (24:44.9) ahead of Arnd Peiffer and they signed both their first World Cup victory. Lukas Hofer, at home, had a single penalty whereas Simon Schempp shot clean.
"I never had skis like that before!", said the Italian Hofer after the race. "I am very satisfied with my race. It was an incredible day. Only first place was missing in my resume, so this is a good feeling; a perfect race", continued Schempp.
Please also note that Martin Fourcade was 5th and Jean-Guillaume Bétarix 7th.

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