Hoffmann switches to Nordica, Bonjour and Grand to Voelkl

09 May 2010 09:59

After four years on Head, Ambrosi Hoffmann has decided to switch skis and boots and race on Nordica equipment for the rest of his carreer.

Because Marco Büchel resigned, Hoffmann was suddenly alone with his service man. Head, however, could not afford the luxury of a service man for Hoffman alone. A switch to Nordica therefore made sense. Teammate Marc Gisin is also racing for the Italian brand that is part of the Tecnica Group, as is Blizzard. With Gisin who is moving up into the World Cup training group and with the commitment of Hoffmann, Nordica can now afford its own service man.

The 33-year-old family man Hoffmann was not able to ski successfully enough last season to be in a position with Head that would guarantee him a preferred support. In Switzerland, Didier Cuche is being treated preferentially, and from an international perspective Head has some of the World Cup's best male skiers with Miller and now Svindal and Heel.

Now Hoffmann will be the lead athlete in the speed disciplines for Nordica and prove that the Italians do not only have good technical but also fast speed skis.

The two ski racers from western Switzerland Rabea Grand (formerly Head) and Aline Bonjour (Rossignol) change to Voelkl for the new season and thus will be brand colleagues of teammates Nadia Styger, Martina Schild and Nadja Kamer.