“We took note of the decision of Jean-Baptiste Grange to join another brand as from next winter. After a complicated season, JB felt the necessity to continue the second part of his career by taking a totally new look at himself. Of course, we understand this choice even if we regret it. It is rather frequent that an athlete needs radical change to continue to evolve at his best level and these decisions are always very difficult to take. We lived unforgettable moments with JB (in particular his victories during the World Cup in 2010/11 and of course his title of World Champion in slalom last year). We don’t forget that he was one of the first to confirm his loyalty to Rossignol when we were confronted with a very difficult period of our story in 2009. We wish Jean-Baptiste all the success he deserves during his future adventure, which will continue to fascinate us.” Rossignol Group.
Following a fall last week, Jean-Baptiste Grange should observe a rest period of one week, victim of a sprain to his knee, operated in 2009. But after new examinations today, he suffers finally from a partial break of the ACL of the right knee according to the communiqué of the French Federation of Ski.
He will be operating on April 11th. We wish him a very good recovery.
Riders in this news : Didier DEFAGO
Didier Défago extends his contract with Rossignol Group up to the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. A Rossignol skier for 8 years so far, the Olympic Downhill Champion 2010 will race in Rossignol skis and bindings and Lange boots.
Didier Défago: "The important thing is that I know Rossignol Group and we get on really well. We have the same goal - to fight to be ahead at the finish line. One positive aspect of this is that we all know how each person works when it comes to developing equipment or trying out new things."
Absent last season due to a knee injury, Didier Défago has made a successful comeback to the circuit. With a win in Bormio last December and top 20 rankings in Downhill, Super G and GS at the Schladming finals, the Swiss skier can take a great deal of self-assurance into the seasons to come.
Angelo Maina, Director of Rossignol's Racing Department: "We are very pleased that Didier has chosen to sign for a further two years with Rossignol Group. After his season out through injury, we have been impressed by his results this winter. To come back at that level, in three different disciplines, is really very encouraging for the seasons to come."
We are delighted by this show of trust from Didier Défago and are committed to supporting him in continuing his top-level success.
Olympic Champion, Vancouver 2010
Downhill winner, Bormio 2011
Downhill winner, Wengen and Kitzbühel 2009
Super G winner, Val Gardena 2002
14 World Cup podiums
Riders in this news : Tessa WORLEY
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.
Rossignol : 22 podiums including 6 victories
Tessa Worley, winner in Kranjska-Gora and in Soldeu finishes third of the final ranking of giant's World cup.
The brand ends in the lead of the classification of the World cup of the Manufacturers in giant’s ladies, second of the general classification at the women and the third of the general ranking men and women together.
This year, Rossignol and Dynastar count 40 podiums in European Cup including 15 victories. In the overall, Stefan Luitz ends second like in Slalom, Sergei Maytakov takes the thirs place of the overall but he is in the lead in Super G. Mattia Casse is second of this ranking.
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rossignol and Dynastar win 14 medals including 5 titles of World Champion! It’s a huge performance for these youngs!
Gold :Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) – Downhill M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Giant Slalom L, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) - Giant Slalom M, Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) – Combined M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Combined L
Silver :Thomas Dressen (GER) - Giant Slalom M, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) – Slalom M, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) – Combined M
Bronze :Petra Vlhova (SVK) – Slalom L, Adeline Baud (FRA) - Giant Slalom L, Zan Kranjec (SLO) - Giant Slalom M, Reto Schmidiger (SUI) – Slalom M, Zan Kranjec (SLO) – Combined M, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) – Super G L
Riders in this news : Federica BRIGNONE
Federica Brignone finishes third of the giant slalom during the finals of Schladming. The new Lange Super Girl signs her fourth podium this season and ends 6th of the ranking of the speciality.
Fourth on Sunday, Tessa Worley takes the 3rd place of the final ranking of giant's World cup: "I end the season on the podium of giant's World cup even if it is not the one of the race. I make 4th for the second time of the season after Are. I do not ski at my level in first leg. There are many hesitations. I had problems in the middle and I break completely on the wall. In the second run, I was at feet of the wall. Finally, it’s a beautiful race. It’s good for the future. I am still in my season but the pressure is going to fall again. We are going to make tests of material then the French championships."
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