Injury halts Kryenbühl’s winning ways
Speed specialist Urs Kryenbühl of Switzerland secured the first podium for the Fischer Race Family in the ’20-21 season. He earned a strong third place in the Downhill in Val d’Isère and followed that up shortly after with another Downhill third in Bormio. Just a few weeks later he suffered an injury on the final jump at the legendary Kitzbühel Downhill, bringing a painful early end to his season in January. Urs is now back on his skis and highly motivated to continue his winning ways from this season into the next one.
Something to celebrate for the Fischer Race Family
In the classic Slalom in Adelboden, returning Fischer athlete Dave Ryding shined with a third place finish; Ramona Siebenhofer enjoyed a second place in the Val di Fassa Downhill; and Kristoffer Jakobsen’s second place with Sweden in the Team Event accounted for the total World Championships medal count for the Fischer Race Family. Toward the end of the World Cup season Stefan Brennsteiner earned his first podium, followed up with an identical one two weeks later in Kranjska Gora.
Other top ten finishers included Luca Aerni, Max Franz, Daniel Yule, Daniel Hemetsberger, Raphael Haaser, Kathi Truppe, Katharina Huber, Tanguy Nef, and Bryce Bennett.
Setbacks for the women’s team
The World Cup season of Nici Schmidhofer was over before it really began. She crashed in December in the Val d’Isère Downhill at over 100kmh (62mph), resulting in a dislocation fracture in her left knee and a rupture of all the knee ligaments.
There was unfortunately no world championship this year for Kathi Truppe. She suffered ligament tears in the adductor area of her right leg shortly before leaving for Cortina d’Ampezzo and was unable to line up for the race.
Some good news from the European Cup
Our talented athletes were impressive all of the ’20-21 season with their strong performances. In the final results of the Disciplines, the Fischer Race Family had the following highlights:
- Maximilian Lahnsteiner (AUT): Winner of the Overall Discipline title; second place in the Downhill standings
- Raphael Haaser (AUT): Second place in the Overall Discipline standings
- Billy Major (GB): First place in the Slalom standings
- Stefan Rogentin (CH): First place in the Super-G standings
- Simone Wild (CH): Second in the Giant Slalom standings
We wish the Fischer Race Family an enjoyable, well-deserved break and we’re already excited about the ’21-22 season.