Solid performance. Atomic star Carlo Janka is back again. The Olympic champion achieved his best world cup result of this season, ranking 4th in his home race in Wengen, which is the longest downhill in the world. Peter Fill (7th place) and world champion Erik Guay (8th place) got back in shape before the classic of Kitzbühel. On Sunday, overall world cup leader Marcel Hirscher will take action in the slalom classic in Wengen.
“All that glitters is not gold, but I’m slowly getting going“, Carlo Janka, overall World Cup winner of 2010, smiled. His ATOMIC ski-tech Stefan Viehhauser has been working under high pressure for the last couple of weeks, “We have been working on the setup a lot: details, a millimeter her, one millimeter there. Since the 2nd race of the giant slalom in Adelboden, Carla has been getting going, his confidence keeps growing and the material setup supports him in this.“
WORLD CHAMPION GUAY READY FOR KITZBÜHEL
After his best time in training, ATOMIC racer Peter Fill was happy about 7th place on the Lauberhorn, which was his second top-10 result of the season; downhill World Champion and ATOMIC colleague Erik Guay was happy about 8th place, “My best result in Wengen has been place 19 so far. I’m really happy about this top-10 result. After the longest downhill I am now ready for the hardest – I am ready for Kitzbühel. There are still a few bodily issues I have to deal and come to grips with, but my skiing and my material setup already feel very good.“