Dynastar News

MOLLARET ET GACHET AGAIN ON THE PODIUM!

The second stage of the ISMF World Cup took place last week-end on the snow of Arcalis, Andorra. Xavier Gachet claimed a great second place in the individual race and young talent Axelle Mollaret finished second and third of the individual and vertical women races.

1600 meters of slope diluted in four ascents: that was the menu of the men individual race in Andorra. And it gives a beautiful challenge between Kilian Jornet Burgada, Robert Antonioli and Dynastar athlete Xavier Gachet. William Bon Mardion was just behind the leader group. After hard fight and the crash of Antonioli, who was leading, Jornet went back the lead and kept it to the finish line. Xavier Gachet took advantage of Antonioli equipment problems and claimed the second place. Antonioli managed to grab the third rank and William Bon Mardion took the forth place.

On the women side, Laetitia Roux took the initiative ahead of her team-mate Axelle Mollaret. Roux kept the first position of this individual race and the very young Axelle Mollaret confirmed her second position. On Sunday, by strong winds,  Axelle Mollaret again managed to reach the podium, tacking the third place of the vertical behind Laetita Roux and Victoria Kreuzer. After two stages of the World Cup, Axelle Mollaret already counts 4 podium places!

 

JEAN FREDERIC CHAPUIS TAKES THE SILVER

Riders in this news :  Jean Frédéric  CHAPUIS

Despite a summer training phase disrupted by physical problems (knee pain), Jean-Frédéric Chapuis has not missed the appointment for the World Championships. In Kreischberg , the French became ski cross vice world champion.

World champion in 2013, Olympic champion in 2014, Jean-Frédéric Chapuis has added silver from 2015 World Championships to his great achievements. The French finished second of the big final in Kreischberg behind the Slovenian Filip Flisar and before the Swedish Victor Oehling Nordberg , long time leader of the final. But as a perfectionist , the skier from Val Thorens did not hide a hint of frustration: « I was going for the win, for the gold, but I’m second… I attacked and it smiled to Filip Flisar who was third”, said Jean-Frédéric Chapuis to Ski Chrono magazine. “I’m happy with my race considering all the physical troubles I had during this summer. I’m gonna do better next time…”

REINE BARKERED SECOND IN CHAMONIX

Riders in this news :  Reine BARKERED

For the oppening of the competition, first stage of The Freeride World Tour was held  in Chamonix-Mont Blanc. The Swedish rider Reine Barkered, Freerid World Champion in 2013, took the second place of the event.

On Saturday 24th, all the conditions were here in Chamonix for the first stage of the Freeride World Tour. Good visibility for the judges and the riders, good snow, let the show begin!

This year, the organization chose the “Face des Chamois” on the Brevent side of the resort. It’s on this face that Reine Barkered performed a solid and strong line. The power and the rapidity of the run allowed him to conquer the second step of the podium with 89,25 points right behind the French rider Loic Collomb Patton (92,75 points). A good start for the Swedish rider who will be determined to reiterate his performance during the next step in Austria which will going on from 30th January.

A few words about the other rider of the Dynastar Freeski Team:
Wille Lindberg finished 14th
The rookie, Jordan Bricheux for his first time on a FWT event finished 18th
Aurélien Ducroz unfortunately has fallen in the end of his run on backflip attempt.

 


FWT15 - Run of Reine Barkered - SWE in Chamonix... par FreerideWorldTourTV

DOMINIQUE GISIN SUFFERS FROM KNEE INJURY

Riders in this news :  Dominique GISIN

Victim of a terrible crash in the super -G in Cortina d'Ampezzo, on Monday, downhill Olympic champion Dominique Gisin could miss World Championships in Beaver Creek (from 2 to 15 February).

Feeling pain in the right knee after her violent crash in Cortina, Dominique Gisin was examined in Zurich on Monday night. The Swiss suffers “a fractured tibia head without moving” in her right knee. "Such an injury usually requests a recovery time of 6 to 8 weeks," communicated Swiss Ski, the Swiss Federation.

On Tuesday, Dominique Gisin has again passed exams with her medical adviser Lukas Weisskopf, who confirmed the first diagnosis. An operation is fortunately not necessary. Olympic champion downhill does not completely abandon the World Championships. "I'll see day to day. The most important for me right now is to recover as soon as possible, "she said.

Dominique Gisin Dynastar wishes a speedy recovery.

 

ELENA FANCHINI TRIUMPH AT HOME

Riders in this news :  Elena FANCHINI

After years troubled by injuries, Elena Fanchini finally celebrated in Cortina d'Ampezzo her second victory in a World Cup race. The Italian racer won ahead of Larisa Yurkiw and Viktoria Rebensburg.

Bad weather conditions forced organizations to shorten the downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo this morning (no Toffana jump). On a race of only a little more than one minute, the only chance to win is to set a perfect run, without mistake because there is no time to recover from it.  Elena Fanchini had this strong in mind. For once, she set aside the fear of the poor visibility and angrily attacked the first turns, showing smoothness and accuracy in the central part, the decisive momentum to face the Rumerlo , the final part of the track . A masterpiece!

“Yesterday  evening, I watch a video of one of Isolde Kostner victory here in Cortina. I wanted to see her secret to win her. And this brought me luck”, said Elena Fanchini. Sister of Nadia and Sabrina triumphed in front of home crowed and nearly ten years after her success in Lake Louise downhill (December 2005) she celebrated the second victory of a career plagued by injuries. “This victory is very important for me and my entire family. Today, Sabrina, Nadia and me we climbed together on the podium because after so much bad luck it’s so beautiful to achieve this. This is also a victory for my mother and my father, cause the suffered so much for us. But we’ve always believed in us and kept working hard, cause skiing is our passion”, smiled the 29-year-old.