The 2013-2014 World Cup season begins this Saturday in Sölden (AUT). Girls from Team Rossignol have already accurate goals for the winter. Get up-to-date with Tessa Worley, Lara Gut or Frida Hansdotter.
Tessa Worley (FRA), Giant World Champion 2013: “I wish to improve my level in all the World Cup’s disciplines and find once again regularity in slalom. I want also to participate to the Olympic Games and come back with the most beautiful medal!”
Frida Hansdotter (SWE), slalom bronze medallist in Schladming 2013: “Last season was a great season with four podium finishes and bronze medal at the World Championships. This season, Olympics are the big goal. Then of course the World Cup would be very nice to get my first podium place in giant slalom and my first victory in slalom.”
Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR), Combined Junior World Champion 2013: “My goals for this coming season are: kicking ass at the World Cup, meaning quite a few top 10 positions, getting to Sochi and improve my starting positions in the World Cup starting list, especially in Giant Slalom and Super G! “
Lara Gut (SUI), 2013 silver medallist in Super G in Schladming: “Skiing fast, improving my level in Super G, Giant Slalom, Downhill and continue slalom for next years: it’s my goals. I would like to find the same performance during all the winter.”
Nathalie Eklund (SWE): “I am really looking forward to this season, I will start up in the top 15 for the first time, and for sure my goal is to still be there in the end of the season, and even better. And this is a Olympic season, and for sure I want to make it all the way to Sochi. Keep on going with the GS, work hard and hopefully do some top 30th races, at least, that’s my goal.”
Manuela Moelgg (ITA): “I hope I will have a good start in this new season and my big goals are good results in Sochi”.
Jessica Lindell Vikarby (SWE): “My goals for this season is to step up on the podium again in the World Cup, GS has been working best last year but I´m also trying to get back on top in Super G. Then, off course, the Olympics are the highlight of the season and if I have good result before Sochi I will have a chance for a medal!”
Maria Pietilae-Holmner (SWE): “I’m feeling great to be back and well prepared after two seasons with injuries. My first big goal is to improve my GS and of course I have high goals for the Olympics Games in Sochi!”
Sölden World Cup
Saturday, 26th October: Ladies Giant Slalom (9:30 / First run and 12:45 / Second run)
Sunday, 27th October: Men Giant Slalom (9:30 / First run and 12:45 / Second run)
Riders in this news : Marion ROLLAND
Hurt in a knee during a downhill training in Chile, Marion Rolland is coming back to France to make some medical examinations. The season is ended for the downhill World Champion. Inspection of doctor has shown that she has an ACL rupture in her right knee and a lateral ligament sprain. At the moment, we are waiting the meeting with the surgeon to know how long Marion Rolland will be out of the slopes.
Team Rossignol wish her a very good recovery and the insurance to return in great shape the next season.
Team Rossignol counts 37 podiums this season in Europa Cup including 14 victories, 13 second places and 10 third places. Italian’s Michela Azzola wins Europa Cup Slalom standings ahead of Charlotta Saefvenberg and Magdalena Fjaellstroem. She counts four podiums this winter including two victories.
Adeline Baud ends third of the overall ranking even if the French racer has not finished the season due to a knee injury. The junior slalom bronze medallist finishes second of Europa Cup Giant Slalom standings with three victories and third in Super Combined.
After Cortina D’Empezzo (Ita) and Kijima Daïra (Jnp), the last stage ofthe
"Master Cup" is held in one of the most attached to the Alpine Skiing competition, Kirchberg inTirol (Aut)
The weather condition wasgreat this weekend in Kirchberg and over 30 avid skiers were present to express themselves on the trail of Gaisberg extremely well prepared for the event.
This challenging course, training track of Canadian national team, Jure Kosir, almost on the land, (winner of slalom hahnemkamm 1999) could give some valuable tricks to all master and very good skiers.
Nikki Lindner from Germany was the fastest and was really close to Jure’s time, but the “Master” is still unbeaten !
For the last stage of the season, Tessa Worley and Lara Gut from Team Rossignol end on the podium of the Giant Slalom in Lenzerheide. 2013 Giant Slalom World Champion Tessa Worley was first after the first run but she finally finishes second behind the unbeatable Tina Maze. She closes her season with the fourth position of the Giant Slalom World Cup counting four podiums, three third places (St Moritz, Courchevel, Semmering) and one second place here in Swiss for the finals.
“It was the last race of the season and I really wanted to do something good. But it’s not that easy. The season has been tough and long. I lost a lot of energy in the very hard top section of the course and my batteries were definitely low to finish strong. I’ve got no regrets. I pushed until the end and I’m really pleased with this 2nd place to end my super season.”
At home, the Swiss racer Lara Gut has concluded her season with a podium, a third place in Giant Slalom after taking two times the 4th place in this discipline this season in Aspen and St-Moritz.
“It’s only my second podium in Giant Slalom, after the one 4 years ago in Semmering and I’m of course really happy. I’ve managed to ski the way I wanted today, even though I made a couple of mistakes, especially in the 2nd run. When I’m stable on my skis, I’m usually fast. It’s a shame the season is ending while I’m starting to make podiums”
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