Didier Defago (6e) :“I did not expect necessarily a performance as this one in super combined. In downhill, I showed correct things but Romed Baumann really made the difference. I am satisfied with my slalom, I made a clean run. I almost want to say that I went there without thinking too much even if in a slalom drawn by Ante Kostelic it is necessary to think a little! I had the feeling that I did not much have to lose. I have to use it for the next race. I waited a little more of this weekend in particular in downhill but that pleases me all the same to make a result like that today.”
Christof Innerhofer (10e) :“My feeling in downhill wasn’t good. In slalom, it was not bad, it was better than the last in Kitzbühel. I made a good start but in the arrival it was complicated because of the light. I skied in the dark ! When you look the podium, I think I would be better. My week-end was not very good, I feel tired. During the three downhills the snow was very cold and aggressive. I had to learn a lot. Now, we are going to Sochi, it’s a new place, it’s really interesting. I hope the conditions will be good.”
Brice Roger (20e) :“I really made a good run in slalom. I ski well on the top and later I too much assured. I wanted to cross the finish line and mark points in the World Cup. I do not know exactly what did not work in downhill. I like this slope especially that I had participated in my first World cup here last year. And during these four days, it was complicated. But it is positive. I take experience. Now I’m going to Sochi, I think that it is a good thing for the next Olympics Games”
Riders in this news : Jan HUDEC
The Canadian Jan Hudec wins the second downhill of Chamonix this Saturday with the bib 24. A huge performance after his 6th place yesterday. It was the first time he skies on “La Verte des Houches” for the World Cup. Congratulations to him !
The new binding technology Xelium has been rewarded at ISPO AWARD 2012!
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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.
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)
2 - Hannes Zingerle (ITA)
3 - Sandro Simonet (SUI)
1 - Sandro Simonet (SUI)
3 - Mathias Graf (AUT)
1 – Petra Vlhova (SVK)
2 – Ronni Remme (CAN)
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