ALPINE TEAM FOR 2014/15. AN OLYMPIC WINTER IS FOLLOWED BY A WORLD SKI
CHAMPIONSHIPS SEASON; THE ATOMIC RACE LINE-UP IS FIXED. IT IS A TEAM OF
BIG NAMES – AND NEWCOMERS: TRIPLE WORLD CUP WINNER MARCEL
HIRSCHER AND SLALOM OLYMPIC CHAMPION MIKAELA SHIFFRIN, THE CURRENT
TOP STARS, STAY TRUE TO THEIR REDSTER LINE. BENNI RAICH PROLONGS HIS
CAREER WITH ATOMIC, MARLIES SCHILD WILL DECIDE SOON WHETHER SHE
WANTS TO RACE FOR ANOTHER SEASON. SWEDEN’S NO. 1 MATTIAS HARGIN,
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION MANUEL FELLER, FINLAND’S SUPER TALENT SANTERI
PALONIEMI: THREE NEW TOP TECHNICAL RACERS ARE NOW PART OF THE TEAM
OF CHAMPIONS AND FUTURE STARS.
Just after his return from vacation, Marcel Hirscher started his preparatory training for the coming winter with the season highlight of the World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek this Monday. After winning Olympic gold and the slalom World Cup last season, Mikaela Shiffrin has already posted slope images from training in Loveland. After three World Cup victories, three medals at World Ski Championships and one at Olympic Games, Marcel Hirscher does not only trust the Redster philosophy in regard to skis, boots and bindings, but also when it comes to safety: The complete athlete also wears a helmet and Revel goggles by Atomic.
IN TOTAL, 45 PODIUM FINISHES: THE CONSTANT ACHIEVERS OF THE ATOMIC TEAM
16 wins, 13 second and 16 third places: In total, the Atomic athletes achieved 45 podium finishes in the 2013/14 World Cup. The motivation to keep this high level of performance is correspondingly high.
The big names of the Atomic team: In addition to triple World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher, Max Franz, Joachim Puchner (AUT), Werner Heel, Peter Fill (ITA), Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan (USA) and the Croatian Natko Zrncic Dim as specialist in combined should achieve top results in the World Championships winter. Atomic Allstar Benni Raich also races for another season.
Prior to her bitter injury at the Olympics Tina Weirather achieved 10 podium finishes in four disciplines and has big plans for her comeback season. Slalom superstar Mikaela Shiffrin races on Atomic material like Kathrin Zettel. In case Marlies Schild decides to race for another season – she will decide very soon – all of the Olympic podium winners would use Atomic and form the strongest team in the world together with Michael Kirchgasser.
MATTIAS AND MANUEL: THE NEWCOMERS IN THE ATOMIC TEAM
Reinforcement for the men’s technical unit: Sweden’s No. 1 Mattias Hargin, the up-andcoming Austrian star Manuel Feller (Junior World Champion 2013) and Santeri Paloniemi, shooting star from Finland (Junior World Champion 2012), trust in Atomic for the next career level.
YOUNG AND FAST: THE NEXT STRONG GENERATION OF THE ATOMIC TEAM
The future belongs to them; from an international perspective, the names of athletes of the Atomic line-up we have to remember for the coming years: Thomas Tumler (overall winner Europa Cup), Marco Caviezel and Manuel Pleisch are budding stars from Switzerland on Atomic. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Junior World Champion giant slalom, Europa Cup winner, promising first World Cup results) and Adrian Smiseth-Sejersted (downhill gold and combined silver at the Junior World Championships) are considered the next star generation from Norway. Mario Karelly, Nicklas Köck and Daniel Danklmaier are three promising Atomic talents from Austria. The Youngster Unit of the Atomic team also includes Morgan Pridy (CAN), Andreas Sander (GER) and Victor Malmström (FIN).
Next generation – the names of the ladies: Mirjam Puchner (qualified for World Cup super-G), Christina Ager and Stephanie Venier from Austria; international: Sophia Goggia (ITA), Lotte Sejersted (NOR) and Alice McKennis (USA), who had already won a World Cup downhill before her injury sustained last winter.