Successful 14I15 season for the Fischer Race Family
There were three victories and 19 podium finishes for the Fischer Race Family to celebrate in 69 races in total in the Alpine Ski World Cup. On top of these there were three gold medals at the World Ski Championships in Kreischberg and in Vail for Limbacher (AUT), Smaine (USA) and Grange (FRA) plus a silver medal for Hosp (AUT) and one bronze for Strachova (CZE) in Vail. "With the 13l14 season having been pretty so-so for us we worked hard last summer on sorting out deficits. This has paid off and is now bearing fruit. We are very satisfied with this season," says Fischer Racing Director Siegi Voglreiter.
Three victories and 19 World Cup podium finishes for Fischer
The 2014l15 Alpine World Cup season came to an end on Sunday with victories for Anna Fenninger and Marcel Hirscher in the concluding races at the finals in Méribel in France. Second and third places in the men's Slalom went to Fischer: Giuliano Razzoli (ITA) came second ahead of Aleksandr Khoroshilov (RUS). As a result there were three victories and 19 podium finishes for the Fischer Race Family to celebrate in 69 races in total.
Fanara on the podium for the third time this ski winter
Giant Slalom specialist Thomas Fanara delivered another strong performance as the season draws to a close with the Alpine World Cup Finals in Méribel. The French racer and member of the Fischer Race Family finished in third place, behind Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen and German Fritz Dopfer, as the crowds cheered him on in the last Giant Slalom of the season in Upper Savoy. The almost 34-year-old athlete beat World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher into fourth place.
Fischer athletes successful in team event in Méribel
The team event title was scooped by the Swiss at the Alpine World Cup Finals in Méribel on Friday. The successful quartet (featuring Wendy Holdener, Reto Schmidiger and Justin Murisier) also had young Fischer racer Charlotte Chable on board. The 20-year-old demonstrated her fighting spirit on the short parallel course and contributed to the team result by winning races against Chiara Costazza (ITA) and Maren Wiesler (GER). In what was a close final, Sweden (with Fischer athlete Anton Lahdenperä) was pushed into second place based on the aggregate times after it was 2:2 in the head-to-head races.
Hosp clinches first Downhill podium in Méribel
You can rely on Nicole Hosp! The Tyrolean athlete and Fischer Race Family member finished third in the Downhill in the season finals in Méribel to secure her very first World Cup podium finish in the most prestigious of the Alpine disciplines. Hosp now ranks among only the very few skiers who have managed podium places in all five disciplines. It was once again Lindsey Vonn who celebrated victory in the Downhill, ahead of Elisabeth Görgl (+0.24) and Hosp (+0.30). This is the seventh Downhill World Cup title for the US racer who also equalled the record held by the legendary Annemarie Moser-Pröll at the same time.
Razzoli clinches 2nd place for Fischer Race Family
The Fischer Race Family delivered an extremely strong and compact performance in the Slalom race on Sunday in Kranjska Gora. Giuliano Razzoli (ITA) – Olympic winner of 2010 – was beaten only by Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR). Alexander Khoroshilov (RUS) came fifth, Julien Lizeroux (FRA) finished in a good twelfth place.
Two third places for the Fischer Race Family
The Fischer Race Family celebrated two third places in the Alpine Ski World Cup. While Thomas Fanara (FRA) made it to the podium in the Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora, it was Czech racer Sarka Strachova who clinched the same result in the Slalom in Åre. This was also the place where she became world champion in 2007.
Nine medals for Fischer young guns in Hafjell
Fischer Race family athletes picked up nine medals over the past days at the Junior World Ski Championships in Hafjell in Norway. The racers celebrated a total of seven medals in the individual events with one gold, three silver and three bronze medals. The team event also resulted in silver and bronze for the Fischer team.
Kriechmayr on the podium for the first time in Kvitfjell
Vincent Kriechmayr clinched the next podium for the Fischer Race Family on Sunday in the men's Super G in Kvitfjell. In a race which took place in difficult conditions (soft snow and windy) the 23-year-old Upper Austrian was beaten only by Norway's Kjetil Jansrud who secured an early victory in the Super G discipline ranking. This was the first ever podium finish in the World Cup for Kriechmayr.