Gear Guide: Grange signs with Rossignol for next 2 seasons
French skier Jean-Baptiste Grange was born with Rossignol skis on his feet and has had many of his major career accomplishments with the French brand including one World Cup slalom globe, one World Champion title and more impressively 18 World Cup podiums until 2011.
The Frenchman then had to deal with some injuries in his shoulder, back and one of his knees over the next few seasons and decided to change material from 2012-2017. However, Grange has recently decided to return to his first love and signed a two-year endorsement contract with Rossignol skis and boots and Look bindings.
“I am very happy to return with Rossignol because it has always been my favorite brand with which I learned to ski and built my first successes,” said Grange. “I am almost at the end of my career and I could not imagine finishing it without coming back. I have some great challenges ahead with the Olympics coming up next year and the 2019 World Championships in Are. My goal is to finish with a bang, so I definitely wanted to put all the odds on my side.”
Bruno Cercley, CEO Rossignol Group, welcomed Grange back with open arms.
“We are very happy to see Jean-Baptiste coming back home,” Cercley said. “He has been an important asset in the recent history of Rossignol including during his challenging years of recovery when his support was critical. I have never forgotten him, and I am enthusiastic about his return. The Racing Team led by Angelo Maina will do everything to get us ready for the forthcoming common challenges that are the Olympic Games and the World Championships.”
Release from Rossignol