Now it seems that the time is right: a New Year for a new star. He’s built up his career in the team patiently and carefully. In 2012, when the bright star Marcel Hirscher won his first Overall World Cup, Marco Schwarz entered the World Cup, three times Gold medal winner from the youth Olympics. And he started doing his own thing from the word go. Whilst others were desperately trying to beat such a superstar as Marcel Hirscher, Marco simply focused on tuning his turns and his performance in the Slalom and GS. This summer, Kim Erlandsson, the distinguished long serving serviceman, switched over from Mikaela Shiffrin to Marco Schwarz. Blacky’s countdown code in the Slalom rankings is 10 – 9 – 2 – 1. And the Slalom season has only just begun. Next stop is Zagreb this weekend.