joulu 31, 2011

MICHI WALCHHOFER’S COMEBACK

9 months. It took this long until Atomic all star Michael Walchhofer (36) returned to the world cup after his retirement. In Bormio, where the 19-time world cup winner won three times. He is back – not as racer, but as advisor and mentor for Austria’s young downhill racers. Atomic young guns Joachim Puchner (24), Max Franz (22), Manuel Kramer (22) and Björn Sieber (22) are excited.

joulu 30, 2011

SCHILD SERIES AND A NEW STAR

Sensational series. Forth slalom, forth victory – Atomic’s exceptional athlete Marlies Schild celebrated her 31st slalom triumph at the world cup in Lienz. Only 3 more victories to go until Marlies Schild reaches Vreni Schneider’s world cup record, and 6 more to achieve a perfect season with 10 slalom victories in a row. 16-year old Atomic US girl Mikaela Shiffrin surprised greatly by reaching 3rd place. At the men’s downhill in Bormio, Erik Guay missed the podium by 22 hundredths of a second.

joulu 21, 2011

THE NIGHT OF ATOMIC ALL-STARS

Gathering of Atomic all-star. 30th slalom victory for atomic athlete Marlies Schild! The slalom queen crowned herself in Flachau for the 2nd time after 2010 in front of a local audience. Atomic all-stars Annemarie Moser-Pröll (62 world cup victories), Hermann Maier (54 world cup victories, 53 using Atomic) and Schild boyfriend Benjamin Raich (35 world cup victories) witnessed this spectacle. Raich will participate in the men’s slalom in Flachau on Wednesday.

joulu 20, 2011

HIRSCHER: WORLD CUP LEADERSHIP AFTER SLALOM VICTORY

Overall world cup leadership! Second victory in this season for Marcel Hirscher. after a wild performance in the slalom on the Gran Risa in Alta Badia, the Atomic star is in the lead of the overall world cup (425 points) and the slalom ranking (160 points). The atomic material evolution in the setup supported the 22-year-old racer in his fifth world cup victory!

joulu 18, 2011

SUPER WEEKEND FOR ATOMIC

Perfect performance. Second slalom of the season, second victory for the Atomic D2 race and slalom queen Marlies Schild. In Courchevel, she was carving to her 31st world cup victory (the 29th in slalom) with the famous Schild smile. Atomic ladies Zettel and Kirchgasser finished 3rd and 4th. Philipp Schörghofer finished 3rd in the men’s giant slalom in Alta Badia; this was his second podium place after Sölden. Despite low back pain Marcel Hirscher ranked 5th.

joulu 18, 2011

WEGER STARTS INTO THE NEW YEAR AS NUMBER 4

In the hunt! This swiss keeps on shooting sharply. Atomic youngster Benjamin Weger (22) continues his successful path at the Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, part 2. In the 12,5-km pursuit he outran 22 (!) competitors on the Atomic Featherlight Softtrack and finished on 5th place. Weger continues the Biathlon World Cup next year as overall 4th.

joulu 18, 2011

ATOMIC YOUNG GUNS IN GRÖDEN TOP

Young blood. The new generation of the Atomic D2 race let the young wild racers take off on the Saslong in Gröden. Max Franz (22) and Andreas Romar(22) achieved their best world cup results in their career ranking fifth and seventh. Jachim Puchner (24) and comeback racer Mario Scheiber (28) completed the solid atomic performance ranking eighth and ninth. Downhill has been cancelled due to strong wind.

joulu 16, 2011

Elias Ambühl - The big air king

Elias Ambühl was the dominating skier of this autumn’s city contest season. He won all three events that are listed as Gold Level competitions in the AFP calendar – the freestyle.ch in Zurich, the Budapest Fridge, and the King of Style in Stockholm – and currently seems unbeatable in big air. We spoke with the Swiss style machine about the up-coming winter season and his secret to success just before the first major slopestyle competition of the season at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge.

joulu 12, 2011

WEGER’S WAY TO WORLD'S ELITE

Young, fast, dead on target. Benjamin Weger, 22, Swiss. Profession: Biathlete, trusting the Atomic Featherlight, one of the lightest skis ever used in the Nordic World Cup. This weekend in Hochfilzen he made his way to the world’s elite. Third in sprint, third in pursuit, only 4.9 seconds away from his first world cup victory – overall fifth in Biathlon World Cup!

ATOMIC Benjamin Weger, Hochfilzen
joulu 09, 2011

HIRSCHER SNAPPED AT NEXT CHANCE

1, 2, 3. After the victory and 2nd place in the Giant Slalom double Atomic star Marcel Hirscher finished the US tour with 3rd place in the Slalom. The athlete from Salzburg took off from the bird of prey slope with the Atomic D2 race and – like a bird of prey – preyed a total of 240 world cup points. The material evolution in the Atomic setup supported Hirscher in reaching his 16th world cup podium place.

ATOMIC Marcel Hirscher, Beaver Creek
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