Grange leaves Rossignol for Fischer

10 April 2012 18:54
Jean Baptiste Grange
Jean Baptiste Grange -
FIS

Jean-Baptiste Grange has chosen to switch his ski brand, leaving Rossignol for Fischer with a contract covering a period of two years. Grange had skied on Rossignol since his youth and feels that at the age of 27 he has come to a point that he needed a change and looks forward to the new cooperation with Fischer.

Rossignol issues a statement saying: "We take 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.”