At the city event in Stockholm, Mikaela Shiffrin carved towards the 28th World Cup victory. Mattias Hargin’s perfect timing proves he’s in best shape. With Atomic star athletes’ World Cup preparation starting today. 29 Redsters will be in St. Moritz and receive full support from the 20 person strong Atomic team.
A total of 13 service experts, two of them exclusively for boot fitting, a complete test team for speed and sports management, will support the Redster athletes from 13 nations. First on site: the The three person test team, which is already traveling to the Engadin on Thursday. "In the days leading up to the first competition, some weather fronts are expected to come through with snowfall. The more challenging the conditions, the more important are the ski tests", explains Atomic Race Manager Christian Höflehner. Preparations for the big event have been going on since the World Cup finals in March. "Accreditations, logistics, positioning of the test tracks and wax containers - we left nothing to chance." The accommodations are also important. Christian Höflehner: "Proximity is crucial - so we’re all going to stay in the team hotels."
Roughly four tons of equipment - 40 pairs of skis for Marcel Hirscher alone weigh 400 kilos. They’re transported to the Engadin with a convoy of small buses. "This is how we maintain maximum flexibility. And when it's needed, the Atomic Headquarter is also only five hours away." There the next Redster generation is prepared for all possible cases - athletes can already use the next generation of the ski material development during the World Cup.