MIGHTY MARCEL AGAIN
After training on the Reiteralm Marcel Hirscher, the 29 year old Atomic icon was more enthusiastic than he’s been for a long time. After the first run in the Wengen Slalom just the opposite. “If you don’t risk anything, then you can’t win anything,” Marcel said as he tossed his complete setup aside yet again (skis and inner boots) and fought his way back from a big time deficit from the first run to within a tenth of a second of his next heroic deed. With 3rd place in Wengen he’s the superior leader in the Overall, Slalom and GS World Cup classifications. And just a little bit away from a breakthrough with his setup.
IN THE ATOMIC TEAM LOTS OF RACERS ARE READY TO WIN
“After Kitzbühel there are six Slalom racers in the Top 30,” Christian Höflehner Atomic Global Race Manager is happy. What about the speed events? “It’s only a matter of time before Mauro Caviezel (4th in the combined in Wengen, 7th in the Downhill) rakes in the big points.” In the Ladies Stephanie Venier (third in the first Cortina Downhill) is back on the podium and the speed queen Sofia Goggia is just about to make her comeback. Kitzbühel is the highlight for the men this week and the ladies speed races in Garmisch are the last possibility for tickets to the World Championships next month.