Top shape. He was skiing as if he had never been gone. 2nd place after the victory on Sunday at the giant slalom double in Beaver Creek for Atomic star Marcel Hirscher! And it was only the third race after his comeback. The new generation of the Atomic D2 race made the athlete from Salzburg fly on the Birds of Prey slope. Continuation: Thursday at the slalom season kick-off.
Even at more than 3,000 meters above sea level at the highest skiing area of the Vail Valley, Marcel Hirscher had enough breath for big jumps. The 22-year-old athlete from Salzburg commented, “I am extremely happy about the 2nd place. I’m leaving with a lot of points.“ High tech for a high performance – the ATOMIC protectors provide perfect service as one can tell from the marks on Marcel’s overall. Hirscher agreed, “I would not be safe without carbon protectors.“ For the ATOMIC D2 Race Unit, Philipp Schörghofer, third in Sölden, dealing with a couple of heavy mistakes in this race, still ranked 10th.
ATOMIC STARS USE MATERIAL EVOLUTION IN THE SLALOM
“I am super excited about the slalom kick-off“, Marcel Hirscher smiled. The whole ATOMIC D2 Race Unit will be supported by a material evolution. ATOMIC’s Technical Coordinator Hans-Peter Habersatter did not tell all too much, “The new material component was excellent in the tests. It will be put to the test in the first World Cup slalom. The positive feedback from our athletes has made us confident.“