Jan 15, 2013

Dominance in Long Distance: Aukland starts with victory

Ski Slassics champion of 2012, Anders Aukland, keeps the yellow BIP of the Ski Classics leader in 2013. The Norwegian long distance star won the first race of Ski Classics at the Jizerska Padesatka (4,470 participants from 30 nations). The new atomic race ski generation of the Worldcup Classic FL SDS dominated the 50-km marathon in the Czech Republic: what is more, Jorgen Aukland and Simen Östensen finished third and fourth.

The successful run of the Aukland Brothers using the ATOMIC Worldcup Classic FL SDS, Worldcup Classic Boot and SNS Propulse RC-binding continues. “This victory was a whole lot of work. The brand-new SDS ideally supported me”, defending Ski Classics champion, Anders Aukland, said after the first race at the Jizerska Padesatka. Another piece that is important in the whole picture of this success is the ATOMIC Skintec, a high performance waxless ski. “It’s a superfast ski and due to its revolutionary technology, we are able to save a lot of time during training” Jorgen Aukland, who finished third ahead of his Atomic colleague Simen Östensen, said. Next race: Marcialonga (ITA) on 27 January.

ATOMIC athletes using the Worldcup Skate FL Hardtrack had success last week. The Austrian biathlon relay with Fritz Pinter, Dominik Landertinger and final racer Christoph Sumann (“I had to reload three times; I’m glad my Hardtrack took off like a bat out of hell.“) achieved third place at the World Cup in Ruhpolding. In Liberec, 23-year-old Linn Sömskar was on the World Cup podium for the first time finishing third in the team sprint with the Swedish team (SWE II).