JAN 25, 2016
The Redster-Bros. After the fourth of ten stops in this year‘s Ski Classics Tour the Long-Distance-Stars in the Atomic Nordic Team show some rising form. 3-time World Champion Tord Asle Gjerdalen, a titan in the cross country circuit, and Young Gun Anders Høst impressed at the La Diagonela in Switzerland with 2nd and 4th place finishes.
The secret weapon of the two Norwegian stars – the Atomic Redster Carbon Classic – will finally be presented to the public at the ISPO in Munich. A ski, that will help make every cross country athlete a little better ….
After 50 kilometers at the La Diagonela in the Swiss Engadin, cross country-titan Tord Asle Gjerdalen (32) was trailing only by 8 seconds missing out by a whisker on his first win of the season. The soon to be doctor who always races with pilot specs already has proven his elite class last winter on the Ski Classics Tour. Gjerdalen used to be part of the winning Norwegian relay team in the 2011 World Championships (Oslo) and 2013 (Val di Fiemme) adding up a bronze medal in the single event. In his first season on the Ski Classics Tour Gjerdalen came third last year in Jizerska Padesatka, he won the Marcialonga and finished second at the Arefjällsloppet. After four races in this season the titan is ranked second in the overall stand-ings. Tord Asle Gjerdalen said: „I’m feeling really good. I’m physically in great shape but also the race-setup is by far the best and fastest I have ever witnessed."
“The new Atomic Redster Carbon is truly revolutionary.”
His Norwegian compatriot Anders Høst (8 years younger and last year junior-champion on the tour, this year second in the standings) agrees after a strong 4th place finish at the La Diagonela: „The training and form evolution is right on track. And the extra comes from our racing equipment. Anyone who tried the ski, knows what I am talking about.“
REDSTER CARBON CLASSIC: MORE DIRECT, LIGHTER, FASTER
Atomic-athlete Sondre Fossli already won the World Cup season opener in Ruka with the same ski. Two-time World Champion Tord Asle Gjerdalen explains the advantges of the new Atomic-innovation that will be showcased for the first time to the public at the IPSO in Munich: „The Carbon-Monocoque-Chassis with all its features helps make this ski a new revolution on the equipment sector. The Carbon Classic improves the performance in several aspects: it’s working more direct, the ski is much lighter und as a consequence faster. The carbon-construction mixed with a flat power kick zone results in no loss with the power transmission.“ At the La Diagonela-race where a double polling technique is vital, Tord was prepared per-fectly for that scenario with his ski. „The extra slender sidecut optimizes the gliding phase. The new, superfast race surface creates the speed. The ski not only makes me better, but every cross country athlete.“