Feb 06, 2012
ERIK GUAY AND TINA WEIRATHER ON THE DOWNHILL PODIUM
World Champion Erik Guay was rewarded with place 3 in the downhill in the "fridge" of Chamonix. After exciting few hundredths of seconds, which led to place 4 the day before, the ATOMIC DOUBLEDECK now carried Guay to the World Cup podium. This also happened to ATOMIC young star Tina Weirather in the ladies' race - she also reached place 3 in the downhill of Garmisch.
The dangerous and fast downhill for gliders in Chamonix had not belonged to the favorite slopes of downhill world champion Eric Guay so far. Place 17 in 2008 had been the best he could do. But his year, Guay felt perfectly comfortable in the fridge of Chamonix, where temperature reached 26 degrees (Celsius) below zero, “My ATOMIC ski-tech put real rocket skis underneath my feet. All week long, I was also very fast in the flat areas. Chamonix had not been all too good to me, but this week everything changed thanks to the top performance of my material setup.”
ATOMIC ski-tech Erich Schnepfleitner commented on the extreme conditions, “Today, it was even colder by 10 degrees. These extreme conditions require cold waxing. We used the same pair of skis for both races, so today we only had to work on the fine-tuning and give a little less sharpness to the edges.“
ATOMIC Kitten Weirather on 2nd place in the downhill ranking
2, 10, 9, 5, 3 and again place 3 in Garmisch today – this is the list of Weirather’s results in downhill this season. After 6 out of 9 downhill races in her comeback season, the 22-year-old Liechtensteiner is currently 2nd in the downhill ranking having gained 300 points so far. 23-year-old ATOMIC racer Laurenne Ross celebrated a successful comeback in Garmisch. A crash in Lake Louise caused severe cuts in her face. The US girl could only returned to the World Cup at the races in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Place 10 has been the best downhill result of the ATOMIC Kitten from Edmonton so far.