New contracts in the ski industry following the spring ski tests
As the winter season has come to a close in almost all the ski resorts, our athletes are over with snow training. Some of them already enjoyed vacations at the beach, but others used the cold spring days to test new skis and extend/revise their contracts with the ski industry.
We use this opportunity to update you about the most recent decisions in the ski brand mercato:
The 26 year old Slovenian racer, who finished 12th of the Super-G ranking this season, changed to the Swiss brand Stoeckli after several years with Rossignol.
Olympic Champion Sandro Viletta, who put an end to his season in January due to a bone bruise on the right knee, will change to Head after 7 years with Salomon. The 30 year old Swiss athlete is proud to be part of the World Cup rebels from next season on.
Supporting a Junior World Champion is a promise for the future and Atomic won the bet with speed specialist Henri Battilani. After a few years with Rossignol, the Italian rising star is joining teammate Peter Fill on the Austrian brand and will be racing with Atomic skis and boots for the next two years.
Source: Race Ski Magazine
He is one of the most successful ski racer in the World Cup history, so when Marcel Hirscher’s contract with Atomic comes to an end, pressure is on from all sides. But the 5-times Overall winner is happy with the collaboration between his team and the Austrian brand, and will trust them for at least two more years.
Hannes Reichelt and Patrick Kueng
The French brand Salomon announced that both defending World Champions Hannes Reichelt and Patrick Kueng will resigned a two year contract with Salomon Racing. Both the Austrian and the Swiss are looking forward to build on the great collaboration with Salomon going into the World Championship and the Olympic season.
Source: Skionline (Reichelt) & Skionline (Kueng)
André Myhrer and Beat Feuz
Two completely different athletes, one common goal: chase titles with Head. Tech specialist André Myhrer from Sweden earned the first slalom win in 28 years for the Austrian manufacturer in St. Moritz and both are willing to pursue this positive evolution in the tech disciplines for at least three years. Beat Feuz suffered several injuries in the past years, but every time he came back, he was fast and claimed podium spots, as he did in both speed disciplines in St. Moritz. He also confirmed that he will be continuing his collaboration with Head for the next two years.
Source: Head (Myhrer) & Head (Feuz)
Rossignol could announce that Swiss Carlo Janka has extended his contract until 2018. The winner of the pre-Olympic Super-G suffers from recurrent back problems but Rossignol gives him the necessary confidence to come back in his best shape, and why not become a World and Olympic Champion again.
Marta Bassino extends with Salomon
Luca Dealprandini extends with Salomon
Ralph Weber extends with Head
Justin Murisier extends with Voelkl
Manuel Osbourne Paradis with Head?
Wendy Holdener with Stöckli or Atomic?