Axel Teichmann optimistic before the World Champs season
Axel Teichmann, FIS Cross-Country World Cup winner from 2004/5 season has been healthy and in a good shape and has Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in sight.
Teichmann could enjoy one week of active rest after the DSV central performance tests in Oberhof before entering in the final phase of the preparation for the forthcoming season. The skier from Bad Lobenstein look towards the winter with self confidence, his shoulder injury from June has completely healed. "Last six weeks I could work without problems, I'm in a good shape," Teichmann says.
FIS Tour de Ski that kicks off on December 29th and concludes after nine days in Val di Fiemme will be an important milestone towards the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
"The World Championships in Val di Fiemme where I won my first title in 2003 is the clear season highlight," the father of two says. Experienced German 30 + skiers Jens Filbrich, Tobias Angerer and Axel Teichmann have one big goal to achieve; they want to win a big relay title. The World Ski Championships is the second last chance and the Winter Olympic Games 2014 are the last opportunity. "Of course we have it in mind," Teichmann says.
Teichmann lets open which competitions he will take part in the World Ski Championships. "It will depend on the winter. I have to wait and see until the first competitions," Teichmann claims.
There are still 46 days to go until the World Cup season opener in Gällivare and the German Cross-Country Skiiing Team is going to train in Ramsau and Val Senales in October and then in November is going to move for three weeks to Finland's Muonio.