Carlo Janka joins Rossignol
This week Rossignol announced the signing of a 2-year sponsorship deal with Swiss skier Carlo Janka who had been skiing on Atomic gear for the past 13 years.
“I am really satisfied to start this new adventure with Rossignol, to try and find the top level. It is a brand which has very good equipment and it is pleasant to be welcomed by such a motivated team,” 27 years-old Janka said of the change.
Janka is considered one of the strongest racers of his generation and won the giant slalom gold medal in Vancouver 2010, the World Championships gold in the same discipline in 2009 and a bronze medal in Downhill the same year. He has also won the overall World Cup title in 2010 but has been struggling with some health issues in the past couple of seasons. Yet, with his 20 World Cup podiums in four different disciplines, Janka will certainly bring some great experience in both speed and technical disciplines to the Rossignol team.
“Having Carlo Janka making the choice of Rossignol is a real sign of confidence. We are proud having an athlete like him joining our team and we wish obviously that he will reach all his goals with our material,” Angelo Maina, Rossignol Race Director commented.