date of birth: 03/09/1981 ★
domicile: BURGEIS IM VINSCHGAU/MERAN
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When did you start skiing? When I was five, on my home-mountain, the Watles/Burgeis
Since when are you sponsored from KOMPERDELL? Season 2012/13 is my first season in the Ski-Cross Worldcup and also my first season with KOMPERDELL.
What do you connect with the brand KOMPERDELL? Perfect products for every specific event and the products are adjusted to the individual needs of every athlete.
What ski regions/tours/places do you like most? Ski areas in South-Tirol offer so much, I like it best there.
What were your most important achievements? At Ski world cup races:
8.place downhill in Kitzbühel
10. combined in Kitzbühel
13. combined in Wengen
15. Super-G at World Championship in Val d’Isère
16. down-hill at World Championship in Val d’Isère
Second at Overall Europe Cup 2007/08
3 victories at Europe-Cup events (downhill, Super-G, Combined)
Twice Italian Champion in downhill
At Ski-Cross races:
First at Italian Championship
Second at Austria Championship
12. at Europe Cup in Germany
What is most fascinating at Ski Cross? What’s so fascinating about Ski-Cross is the competition hand to hand. Each run is like a downhill race with a lot of action and fun.
What sport would you do if there was no snow? Soccer or mountain-biking
What does your bone fracture status look like? 2006 – an operation on the vertebra, A malleolar fracture and a fracture of the fibula in 2010
Have you got an idol – if yes – who is your idol? My idol is Hermann Maier
What of are you afraid the most? Being trainer of a successful team, maybe?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? A meal at the restaurant of my parents in St. Nikolaus/Burgeis
What is your motto? No pain, no gain!
What targets/plans do you have for the future? To take part in the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 and the World Championship in Norway 2013 – and to be successful there!