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MAZE, SIMPLY THE BEST
Heroe(s) in this news Tina MAZE
Tina Maze wins the overall ranking of the World Cup with 2414 points and enters in the legend. She has broken the mythic 2000 point record of Hermann Maier! She also grabs the Giant Slalom small crystal globe with five victories in this discipline and the Super G globe. The Slovenian had a chance to catch the Downhill globe but because of the cancellation of the race, she ends second only one point behind Lindsey Vonn. In Lenzerheide, for the last slalom, she finishes third and leaves the crystal globe to Mikaela Shiffrin. She takes the second place of the discipline's ranking.
With the Lange boots RS 140, Tina Maze has realized an incredible season with 24 podiums including 11 victories in the all 5 disciplines. In Schladming World Championships, she brings back the gold medal in Super G and takes two silver medals in Super Combined and in Giant Slalom.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch winner of the 2011 World Cup takes this year the second place of the overall ranking with 1101 points. She ends also third of the Downhill World Cup and counts 5 podiums this winter. During Schladming World Championships, she became Super Combined World Champion and took the bronze medal in Downhill.
Lange congratulates Tina Maze and Maria Hoefl-Riesch for this incredible season!
Jean Frédéric Chapuis, Ski Cross World Champion!
Jean Frédéric Chapuis is become World Champion of Ski Cross this Sunday in Voss, Norway. The racer of Team Lange wins the final ahead of his French teammate Bastien Midol and the American John Teller. At only 24 years old, he carries out a good World Cup season with a 5th place Nakiska, a 4th place in Telluride and also a 7th place at home in Val-Thorens. Before this World Champion title, Jean Frédéric had one World Cup podium, a third place in Bischofsweisen last year.
"My first races of the year were ok, I made some good top 10 places, but the last four races I missed totally all my runs. But I chose this race and I'm happy, happy to make it. To be 1st and for Bastien (Midol) to be 2nd, I can't even tell what I'm feeling. It's amazing."
MAZE DOESN'T STOP ANYMORE
Heroe(s) in this news Tina MAZE
In Ofterschwang, Tina Maze (Lange) ends second in Giant Slalom and wins the Slalom. She counts now 22 podiums this winter and equals Hermann Maier's record from 1999/2000. At the moment, she is leading in all disciplines except in Downhill. Stay tuned this week for the finals in Lenzerheide!
Tina Maze (Lange) grabs her 8th Giant Slalom podium in 8 races so far this season, the 21st in all disciplines. She ends 2nd behind Anna Fenninger and ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg. The Slovenian breaks a new record becoming the first woman in World Cup history to make eight Giant Slalom podiums in one season (4 victories, 3 second places, 1 third place). "The slope was in a good state and I enjoyed skiing on it. I made a little mistake in the top section that cost me quite a lot of energy and therefore it was hard to keep up with Anna."
Second of the first run, Tina Maze has still realized a strong second run and wins her second slalom this season after Maribor. There will be a big battle now for the Slalom crystal globe between Mikaela Shiffrin, 3rd today, and Tina Maze. The Slovenian is 7 points ahead of the young American in the slalom standings. "You need to adapt to the conditions and I managed to do it today. I'm very proud of this achievement. My battery isn't fully charged anymore, but when the victory is there it gives you wings to carry on"
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tina Maze has still broken all the records this week-end. First of all, after her second place in the Super G on Friday and her victory in Downhill on Saturday, she breaks the 2000 point record of Hermann Maier! After the second Super G where she ended 4th, Tina Maze counts exactly 2074 points. Then, she becomes the 3rd athlete to win in all five disciplines in the same season after Petra Kronberger (1990/1991) and Janica Kostelic (2005/2006). In 2012-2013, she has win four giant slaloms (Sölden, Aspen, St. Moritz, Courchevel), two super combined (St Moritz and Meribel), one Super G in Sankt Anton, one slalom in Maribor and one downhill in Garmisch.
Here is the reaction of Tina Maze after the downhill: "Winning the overall was my goal at the start of the season. I managed to do it already last week-end in Méribel. Breaking the record is just another incredible achievement. I only won one Downhill race before today. I really needed to prove myself that I could win another one. I love the course here and the conditions were perfect today. I could not miss a chance like this."
It was also a good week-end also for Maria Höfl-Riesch who got her 71st and 72nd career podium. She ends third in downhill and second in Super G and now she enters in the Top 10 of World Cup podiums.
"I haven't been many times on the podium this year, so taking 3rd place here in Garmisch makes me really happy. I have to congratulate Tina Maze for her outstanding achievement. It's so impressive. It's hard to say what makes her so strong. If I knew I would hopefully be as good!"
AMAZING TINA MAZE!
Heroe(s) in this news Tina MAZE
Tina Maze (Lange) wins the Super Combined in Méribel, her second victory in this discipline this season after St Moritz ahead of two Austrian's racers Nicole Hosp and Michaela Kirchgasser. In the same time, with this 8th victory and her 18th podium this season, she is assured to win the big crystal globe at the end of the season! She has now 1844 points and she will try to exceed the record of 2000 points...
"I had a really good feeling on the slope straight away in the first training and I knew I could achieve something special here. I had a few problems in the top section of the course yesterday. The start was moved down today and that suited me better. However I was a bit sick today and really tired. Super Combined days are very long. I was so tired that I almost skied out twice in the slalom run and still don't know how I managed to find the energy to stay on the track. I will stay focused and try to get all the globes possible and most important to keep that high level of performance until the end of the World Cup season", has concluded Tina Maze.