DEC 05, 2016
The speed opening in Lake Louise (Ladies) and Val d'Isere (Men) have confirmed: stars in the Atomic Redster team are in good shape early on and the Redster setup is suitable for top performances in all disciplines! Sofia Goggia, Tina Weirather, Peter Fill, Marcel Hirscher: all on the podium. Good speed entry for Mikaela Shiffrin. The Redster top stars in the red jersey remain overall World Cup leaders.
ROCKING REDSTER: PETER SECOND IN DOWNHILL, MARCEL IN THE GS-THRILLER
At the Atomic Media Day at the Redster homebase in Altenmarkt, Peter Fill was still concerned that the hype surrounding his Kitzbühel victory and his win of the Downhill crystal globe might have been at the expense of his preparation. Even on the first speed weekend, Peter Fill proved the opposite to be true: 2nd place in the Downhill, solid eighth place in the Super-G. Marcel Hirscher has fixed his 94th spot on the podium on one of his favourite slopes and was happy with the result: "I’ve risked and gave everything, I’m happy with 2nd place." He’s going to be 80 points ahead in the overall World Cup with the next races, as he also scored 13th in the Super-G. It’s where Travis Ganong from the Redster speed unit scored a strong seventh place.
“Analysing this racing weekend it’s clear that our top runners are already in good shape right from the start of the World Cup. And this means that our setup is great for the athletes individually. That’s a very good feeling.”
ATOMIC LADIES: SOFIA IN SUPER SHAPE, TINA SECOND IN SUPER G, TOP PERFORMANCE
Sofia Goggia is also in top form in the speed disciplines: a second place in the Downhill and third in the Super-G. Five races, three podiums! In the overall World Cup, she is already in 3rd place. Atomic teammate Mikaela Shiffrin who entered strongly into the speed disciplines in Lake Louise (13th in her second Downhill) is still in the lead. Tina Weirather became second in Super-G. Overall, the Redster team performed well in Lake Louise: Mirjam Puchner with a 6th place in the Downhill, Stephanie Venier as 7th, also snowboard World Cup winner Ester Ledecka showed a solid performance in all races.
The ladies are now traveling to Sestriere for a technique weekend, and for the men, again Val d'Isere will be on the agenda this weekend: Giant Slalom and Slalom.