REDSTER: WORLD POWER SLALOM TEAM AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
We’re ready. Especially for the Slalom, where Atomic will have full power ready to start. Marcel Hirscher with a record lead of 1.21 seconds is the King of the Slalom again. Marco Schwarz with lots of potential to top his 5th place. Marc Digruber seventh, Feller was the only one really close to Marcel Hirscher in the first run, until his unfortunate departure. Höflehner: “Overall our Slalom team is performing extremely well. Blacky Schwarz will start the World Championships in the leaders group, which is important for him. Manu Feller regularly shows that he is fast and only needs two balanced runs.” Generally, the mood amongst the Atomic athletes just before the World Championships is great. “As this season has been really good for us, the ground speed is on track for everybody and the trust in the material is there. And that means that everything is possible for lots of athletes in every race, even at the World Championships.”
FABIENNE AND PATRICK WERE BACKSTAGE IN THE MARCEL TEAM
Just like Marcel Hirscher, the service team and technicians in his team, Christian Höflehner took a lot of time, despite the racing stress at the night race, to make two people extremely happy. The brother and sister, Patrick and Fabienne Meschuh from Upper Austria, were the Atomic winners who drew the lucky ticket of the “Things you can not buy” in the Marcel Hirscher magazine “Red Bulletin: Hero Edition”. The winners were given the latest Atomic Redster equipment, VIP tickets at the night race including luxurious hotel and an all-area pass and the virtually impossible: behind the scenes with the Marcel Hirscher team!
The fan dream of a lifetime came true for Fabienne and Patrick, at the most emotional race this winter. They met the superstar before the star numbers were drawn in the athletes’ zone backstage, were right in the thick of it during preparation, the race itself and the celebrations afterwards. The highlight of the day after Marcel mania was private skiing with the latest Redster equipment.
Next races in the World Cup: before the World Championships in Aare, the men are off to Garmisch (Downhill and GS) and the Ladies are off to Maribor (SLO) for the traditional technical races.