Gear Guide: Kriechmayr Remains With Fischer After Successful Season
Vincent Kriechmayr ended his best World Cup season yet with victories in super-G and downhill in Are, Sweden. The Austrian aims to carry on with his successful skiing next season and continues to place his trust in his ski brand, Fischer.
Kriechmayr extended his contract and will be racing together with Fischer again in the upcoming seasons. The decision was not too difficult for him, as he has remained loyal to his ski brand now for 24 years.
“My career started at the tender age of two when I discovered my passion for this sport on plastic Fischer skis,” he said. “I’m happy that more years together will now follow.”
The 26-year-old has been one of the most reliable athletes within the Fischer Race Family for a number of years, and there is no doubt that he now ranks among the very fastest in the speed disciplines. Kriechmayr was rewarded with his first three World Cup victories. This was followed by a second place in the downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen plus twelve top-10 places in total. The Austrian racer had an enormous boost of confidence in particular from two victories in the space of two days at the World Cup finals in Are.
Fischer Racing Director Siegi Voglreiter is particularly pleased about the contract extension.
“We are very proud that our speed specialist Vinz wants to continue his way together with us also in future seasons,” said Voglreiter. “We are united by our many years of working together and it is great to see that our athletes are committed to their equipment.”
Jan Weiss, head of the alpine division at Fischer, is optimistic about the future together with the Austrian racer.
“We do not take the trust of our athletes for granted and see Vincent’s recent comments about his equipment having the potential with him to become a series winner above all as a challenge and an incentive,” Weiss said. “We aim to meet the requirements of this praise also in the future so we can together be the subject of success stories.”
Release courtesy of Fischer