GRANGE HEADING FOR NEW WATERS WITH FISCHER
Jean-Baptiste Grange (FRA) is ready for a change. And this is the reason why the 27-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Fischer Sports. "I've skied with Rossignol all my life so far and have celebrated some great successes. I'm now approaching the second half of my career and want to try something new," says Grange, commenting on this big step.
Fischer was convincing
With his switch to the Austrian company Grange not only wants to be among the world's top skiers in Slalom again but also make an impact in Giant Slalom, too: "I haven't skied as well as I have done in the ski tests for a long while, especially in Giant Slalom. The skis perform exceptionally well. My goal is to be up with the leaders in both technical disciplines!"
Knee surgery first
Before Grange can start his preparations with his new equipment, however, he has to have surgery for a lacerated ligament on his right knee that has already been operated on. This laceration has to be repaired and will be followed by physiotherapy. "I will begin training again towards the end of summer. The plan is for me to get back to racing again in Levi, hopefully. Something that I'm really looking forward to, my first races with new skis and new boots!"