CLASH OF CHAMPIONS
Hargin is ready for the next big thing – and for the duel with Atomic teammate Marcel Hirscher. Beating Beaver Creek’s two-time winner is not going to be easy, as Hirscher knows the 2009 World Championship track well. Hirscher recorded his first ever podium finish in 2008 in Val d’Isère, followed by six more, four of them on top.
“I will do everything in my power to challenge Marcel”, says Hargin, who chose Gällivare and Veysonnanz to prepare him and his doubledeck for the narrow track at Val d’Isère. “Having that Kitzbühel victory in my pocket of course makes things a little bit easier. So I guess it's no surprise that the Slalom Crystal Globe is my next goal. And Val d' Isere should be the first step in that direction.”