Stöckli grows a strong ladies speed team

02 May 2012 20:30
Stoeckli ladies team
Stoeckli ladies team -
FIS

Stöckli has announced new additions to its ladies' ski team with the three Swiss racers Fränzi Aufdenblatten, Nadja Kamer and Martina Schild.

The trio will join the other Swiss Fabienne Suter und Andrea Dettling which means that Stöckli will be equipping five of the eight female racers on the top Swiss team with skis. The leader on Stöckli's ladies' team will continue to be the reigning giant slalom world champion Tina Maze who finished 2nd in this years World Cup.

The newcomers offer Stöckli a great chance to get started well into the upcoming seasons with title events in Schladming in 2013 and in Sochi 2014. CEO Beni Stöckli said: "We wanted to further bolster the already successful ladies' team at Stöckli and build a LadySpeed Team who can support each other with their know-how and bring a lot of power to the racing slopes."

All the racers can already show off great success in super-G and downhill. Fränzi Aufdenblatten won the super-G in Val d'Isère in 2009 and Nadja Kamer took 2nd in the downhill in Garmisch in 2012 whilst Martina Schild won Olympic silver in 2006 in the downhill. They will join the Slovenian downhill specialists Andrej Jerman, Bostjan Kline and Rok Perko and the ski crossers Mike Schmid and Ashleigh McIvor - both reigning Olympic champions - and world champions Chris Del Bosco and Kelsey Serwa. New on Stöckli will be World Cup winner Marielle Thompson of Canada.