Tim Jitloff (USA)
Racing Director Siegi Voglreiter was not dissatisfied: "Our athletes put in a sound performance, one that we can definitely build on as the season progresses."
Marcus Sandell (FIN)
Philipp Schörghofer (AUT)
Thomas Fanara (FRA)

OLYMPIC SEASON GETS OFF TO A SOUND START – THREE FISCHER ATHLETES IN THE TOP TEN.

27.10.2013
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Last weekend saw the start of the new World Cup season in Sölden with summer-like temperatures at times. The strong wind on Sunday drove many athletes to despair but our Fischer racing family still managed to put in a sound performance.
Marcus Sandell (FIN), Thomas Fanara (FRA) and Philipp Schörghofer (AUT) clinched top-ten places. Ivica Kostelić (CRO) who, after having knee surgery in spring mentioned prior to the race that he would be absolutely satisfied with a place among the top 20, finished 11th in the race.

Manfred Mölgg, on the other hand, who came second in Sölden last year, struggled with a training deficit due to back problems. It was uncertain up until the last moment whether he would actually be able to compete in the race at all. The 31-year-old finished in 25th place in his first race of the season, trailing by 3.58 seconds.

Tim Jitloff (USA) was in ninth place after the first run but made a mistake at the beginning of the second which cost him a top result and he had to settle for 20th place. The US racer, however, was not frustrated: "To still finish the race in 20th place after that kind of mistake isn't too bad. I know that I'm fast enough right now to fight for top ten places in GS."

Even Sölden winner Ted Ligety (USA) mentioned this in an interview: "Jitloff is the guy you have to watch – he and I are kind of battling in training and he beats me in a lot of the runs of the day. Maybe that's part of why I was a little nervous."

We at Fischer Sports are at any rate convinced that the performance of our race family in Sölden was a good start to the season and we will have much more to report in the upcoming races.

The 13|14 season is underway: here are Fischer's results Ski World Cup Sölden:

Men:
6th Marcus Sandell (FIN)
7th Thomas Fanara (FRA),
10th Philipp Schörghofer (AUT)
11th Ivica Kostelić (CRO)
20th Tim Jitloff (USA)
25th Manfred Moelgg (ITA)
 
Ladies:
11th Veronique Hronek (GER)
19th Denise Karbon (ITA)
28th Taïna Barioz (FRA)

Next stop: World Cup Levi in 3 weeks.