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Alpine World Ski Championships in Are

We cheered so strongly for our athletes at World Championships in Are! Marta Bassino and Irene Curtoni won the bronze medal in Team Event - a historic result for the Italians. With his 4th place in the giant slalom, Loïc Meillard showed an excellent performance. Mattia Casse was also very satisfied with his 8th place in the Super G.

Swatch Major Gstaad

We are pleased to be the official marketing agency for the sponsoring and the VIP hospitality of the Swatch Major Gstaad for the next few years.   

 

For the last 20 years, the tournament has stood out for an exceptional blend of Swiss authenticity coupled with beach volleyball at the highest level.

 

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Charlotte Chable: Wins FIS race

Charlotte Chable wins FIS race in giant slalom in Thyon. Congratulations! Charlotte, we believe in you!

Alpine World Championships in Aare

Loïc Meillard, Luca Aerni, Marta Bassino, Irene Curtoni, Mattia Casse and Meta Hrovat have been selected by their country for the alpine World Championships in Aare. Congratulations and we wish all of them good luck for the races!

Hyundai Motor extends World Archery title sponsorship

We are pleased to have reached a partnership renewal between Hyundai Motor Company and World Archery Federation.

The renewed three-years agreement will see Hyundai Motor retain title sponsorship rights to multiple prestigious competitions: Hyundai Archery World Cup in 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as the biennial Hyundai World Archery Championships in 2019 and 2021.

Marta Bassino: Best result of her Super-G career

Marta Bassino has signed in Garmisch-Partenkrichen her best result of her Super-G career. Congratulations for this 9th place!
Mattia Casse also showed a good performance in Super-G by finishing on 20th place in Kitzbühel.

Alpin ski: Races in Wengen and in Cortina

Our athletes did not show their best performance in Wengen and in Cortina. Loïc Meillard finished 11th in Slalom, Luca Aerni 26th, Marc Rochat didn’t cross the finish line in the 2nd run. In downhill, Mattia Casse achieved a 20th place. It also didn’t went as planned in alpine combination: Luca Aerni (17th), Mattia Casse (28th).

Our italians athletes finished in Cortina on following places:
Downhill: Marta Bassino (21), Elena Curtoni (35)
Super G: Elena Curtoni (14), Marta Bassino (31)

Podium in World Cup for Marta Bassino

It is with great joy and emotion that we congratulate Marta Bassino on her brilliant third place won in the giant slalom in Kronplatz/ITA.

 

Amazing seventh place achieved by Meta Hrovat, who signs her second best result of her career.

 

Alpin ski: Races in Adelboden

Our athletes did not manage to attack the legendary Chuenisbärgli as they wanted. Loïc Meillard finished 14th in giant slalom. On Sunday, it didn’t go as planned for our athletes: Marc Rochat, Luca Aerni and Loïc Meillard didn’t finished the slalom.

 

Next race is scheduled in a few days. We wish you good luck!

Camille Rast: New head sponsor

The new head sponsor of Camille Rast is PREMA cash handling systems! The PREMA company has been the premium Swiss supplier in the field of cash handling since 1976. For Camilles World Cup comeback last week in Kronplatz, Italy, she was wearing the PREMA helmet for the first time.

Thank you PREMA cash handling systems for this precious partnership!

Loïc et Mélanie: Membres Longines Family

We are happy to announce that Loïc and Mélanie Meillard are now member of the Longines Family.

Thank you to Longines for this precious support!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!

Loic Meillard second place in Slalom in Saalbach

Champagne and more…. Congratulations Loïc for this magnificent second place in the Slalom of Saalbach! We will get used to it! Bravo!

First podium in World Cup for Loic Meillard

It is with great joy and emotion that we congratulate Loïc Meillard on his brilliant silver medal won in the giant slalom in Saalbach/AUT. Well done Loïc, bravo and keep going!!

Alpine skiing: Loïc Meillard in the top 10

Loïc Meillard finished 8th in Giant Slalom at Alta Badia. He makes the best Swiss performance of the day.

Loïc Meillard: 5th in Val d’Isère

Loïc Meillard arrived 5th this weekend in giant slalom - same rank as in Beaver Creek! He finished 0''23 of the podium. What a great performance he accomplished in Val d'Isère!

Loïc Meillard: Great performance in Beaver Creek

What a great performance by Loïc Meillard in Beaver Creek! He finished fifth in the World Cup giant slalom. With this result, Loïc Meillard has already qualified for the World Cup in February 2019 in Are. Congratulations!

Estelle Alphand: fractured fibula

French-Swedish Estelle Alphand fractured the fibula on Sunday while racing in slalom in Killington, USA. She will be away from the white circus for about eight weeks.

Estelle, we wish you a good recovery!

Slalom in Levi

For the first World Cup slalom of this season Loïc Meillard and Luca Aerni finished 14th and 16th. Marc Rochat came out in the first run.

 

Meta Hrovat made a superb first run (7th), she finally finished 12th. Estelle Alphand takes the 13th place, Irene Curtoni finished 18th.

 

For her comeback to the World Cup after a year and a half of absence, Charlotte Chable has not qualified for the second round, but showed an encouraging performance. Marta Bassino also didn’t qualify for the second run.

Alpine skiing: World Cup oening this weekend in Sölden

The World Cup will start this weekend in Sölden. The ladies start off with the the first giant slalom of the season on Saturday. Sunday, the men show their mettle. We wish our athletes a great season and good luck to Luca Aerni, Estelle Alphand, Marta Bassino, Irene Curtoni, Meta Hrovat, Loic Meillard et Marc Rochat in Sölden.

Pulsee: New sponsor for Elena Curtoni

We’re happy to announce that Elena Curtoni signed a two year’s contract with the italian company Pulsee. They are working in the field of electricity.

 

Thank you Pulsee for the support!

Marc Rochat and Charlotte Chable: Good performances in slalom at Coronet Peak

Apparently Charlotte Chable feels at ease on the southern snows! She got her third victory of the season by winning the first of two slaloms at Coronet Peak, New Zealand. In the second slalom she was only beaten by the British Charlie Guest.

 

Marc Rochat won the first slalom in Coronet Peak and he confirmed his good performance in the second slalom by finishing on third place.

Charlotte Chable: Top Results

The summer preparation continues ideally for Charlotte Chable. After her serious knee injury (cruciate ligament rupture), she tries to return to the highest level of competition. On Thursday she won a slalom in the Australian New Zealand Cups in Australian Mount Hotham. The day before, Charlotte Chable was second behind the German Lena Dürr.

 

Congratulations for these great results!

 

 

Charlotte Chable: First podium of this season

The winter season has already begun in New Zealand and with it the first races. Charlotte Chable is back on the competition after her injury and she came back strong! She finished on third place in the first slalom in Coronet Peak (FIS race), the day after she won the national championship of New Zealand in slalom. We’re so happy to see her again competing and winning races!

Slalom racers: Training in New Zealand

The first Swiss slalom racer already arrived in New Zealand! Charlotte Chable is training since a few days there. Luca Aerni and Marc Rochat will join her on the 9th of August and will stay for a month.

Irene Curtoni: Alpina Watches renews its collaboration

Alpina watches renews its collaboration with FIS Worldcup Alpine skiing athlete Irene Curtoni as Brand Ambassador for the upcoming 2018-2019 Winter season.

 

Her adventurous competitive nature brings Alpina’s DNA to life and highlights her commitment to training hard daily in order to reach the 1st place in major competitions. Next to her strong athletic performance, the charming skier is also well known for her outgoing personality. She embodies the brand’s emblematic Alpine spirit.

 

Irene says: “As a Brand ambassador of Alpina, I feel very close to the brand’s values. Alpine environment and the outdoors are my playground, just like Alpina. I really enjoy wearing Alpina watches, whether it is the Horological Smartwatch while I am training or my Comtesse watch when I take off my athlete’s outfit! Alpina watches are versatile pieces combining design, precision and performance which is, as a professional athlete, essential for me on the slopes.”

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European Rowing Championships 2018

A team of GPS Performance is at the European Rowing Championships 2018 at Strathclyde Country Park outside of Glasgow to ensure the visibility of the sponsors. The competition is taking place from the 2nd - 5th of August.

 

More about the European rowing championships:
http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2018-european-rowing-championships/

Joana Heidrich has to take a break due to an injury

The Swiss beach volleyball player Joana Heidrich has to take a break due to injury. The 27-year-old woman from Zurich is suffering from a spinal disc herniation and has to undergo surgery. She must therefore refrain from competing for about three months. As Joana Heidrich will not be able to play at the European Championships in the Netherlands this week, her partner Anouk Vergé-Dépré will start at this event with her younger sister Zoé.

We wish Joana a very good recovery and keep our fingers crossed for Anouk at the European Championships!

Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

We've moved

We moved into new premises! Come by the chemin du Beau-Rivage 7,  we would be happy to show you the new offices!

Golf Tournament with our partners and athletes

We organized a golf tournament for our partners and our athletes, as well as an introductory golf course. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was perfect - thank you for this great day!

Marc Rochat signs a contract with Nordica

Marc Rochat will from now on use Dobermann racing products : "I am very proud and honored to be part of the Nordica family. Ski racing is a matter of detail - when I tried Nordica skis I immediately felt the perfect combination. I am convinced that Nordica will help me achieve my goals as a professional athlete.”

Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré: 8th in the world ranking

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré moved from the 12th to the 8th in the world ranking. Thanks to their second place in the Itapema tournament in Brazil, they earned important points for the world ranking. They are currently the best Swiss team on the World Tour. Congratulations!

Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré: 2nd on a 4* World Tour tournament

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré reached their first final on a 4 * World Tour tournament in beach volleyball. In Itapema, they lost against Brazil’s Agatha/Duda in the final (21-19 21-17).

 

For Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré, who are also starting their second season together, it was the second-ever medal after a silver in the Hague last year. They celebrated their best result in this season.

Luca Aerni: Ambassador of the campaign committee in favour of the Olympic Games in Sion

Luca Aerni supports the campaign for the Olympic Winter Games in Sion 2026. The next milestone of the candidature of Sion 2026 is the voting of the 10th June 2018 in Valais.  

Meta Hrovat signs with GPS Performance

The Slovenian ski racer, Meta Hrovat (20 years old), is under contract with GPS Performance. In her young career she has already celebrated several successes, such as the bronze medal in slalom at the 2016 Olympic Youth Games and the silver medal at the Junior World Championships 2017 in combination. This year she won the Junior World Championships in Davos in slalom. She has participated at a World Cup race for the first time in December 2015. 

Amaury Genoud announces retirement from skiing

Amaury Genoud (24 years old, B-squad athlete) has decided to retire from skiing. He mainly competed in downhill, super-G and giant slalom for FIS and European Cup races. Now he has decided to take a different orientation in the future and will be active in real estate.

In his professional career (2009-2018), Amaury Genoud made 104 top 10 results - 31 times he has been on the podium (FIS races). At the beginning of this year he won for the fifth time in his career a FIS race.

GPS Performance wishes Amaury Genoud all the best for the future!

Coop Beachtour: Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré win the tournament in Zurich

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré win the the first Coop Beachtour tournament of 2018! They beat in the final Tanja Hüberli/Nina Betschart 21:10, 21:15. Congratulations for this great win!

Swiss Championships: Loïc Meillard, Charlotte Chable and Marc Rochat on the podium

The best Swiss ski racers fight in Davos and Meiringen for the title of Swiss Champion. Three of our athletes finished on the podium: Loïc Meillard finished 2nd in Alpine Combined, Marc Rochat is 2nd in Slalom and Charlotte Chable takes the third place in Slalom.

Event: "Ayas for friend"

Elena and Irene Curtoni as well as Guillermo Fayed will take part in an event (6th-7th of April) of the organization “Ayas for friend”. This non-profit organization promotes sports events to raise funds for the neediest.

 

Link: http://www.ayasforfriends.com

Mattia Casse at Gardenissima

Mattia Casse takes part at the world’s longest giant slalom race! This will take place on the 7th of April in the heart of the UNESCO Dolomites in the Südtirol Gardenissima. 

 

Link: https://www.gardenissima.eu/en/home.html

Season opening in Switzerland with Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich

Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich will participate in the first tournament of the Coop Beachtour 2018. All the top Swiss teams and some international athletes will be competing from the 5th to the 8th of April in Zurich's main station.

 

More information: http://zuerich.coopbeachtour.ch/home

Verbier High Five

Loïc Meillard, Marta Bassino, Adrien Théaux, Camille Rast and Didier Défago will take part on the 7th of April at the HighFive! The public can compete with the stars of the white circus in Giant Slalom, Speed Skiing run, Ski Cross and Trampoline.  


Link:
https://www.verbierhighfive.com

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Luc Alphand celebrates his comeback

French Dakar-winner and former Ski-champion Luc Alphand is back! In 2009 he had a bad accident with a motorbike and stopped his career as a Dakar-driver. Now he is back at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge together with the Dakar-winning navigator Andreas Schulz from Germany.

 

They finished second of the first leg! They dropped to second place after collecting a two minute time penalty for exceeding the speed limit in a restricted area, giving the overall lead to Poland’s Jakub Przygonski at the end of the first leg.

 

We wish Luc Alphand good luck for the next legs!

Guillermo Fayed retires from skiing

The 32-year-old Guillermo Fayed announced his retirement from skiing. In his career he started at 130 Word Cup races and finished four times on the podium (2015: 2nd in Val Gardena; 2015: 3rd in Beaver Creek; 2015:3rd in Kitzbühl; 2014: 2nd in Lake Louise).

 

We wish him all the best for his future!

Loïc Meillard: Best result of his career

Loïc Meillard finished fourth in the giant slalom at the World Cup final in Are! He reached the best result of his young career in the World Cup. So far, Loïc Meillard has never made it into the top 6 in the World Cup.

Congratulations for your outstanding performance!

Mélanie and Loïc Meillard win the 2018 Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize

On the occasion of the Finals, the Swiss watch brand celebrated the conclusion of the season by awarding the Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize. This year, it was a family-shared recognition, as Swiss siblings Melanie Meillard and Loïc Meillard have distinguished themselves as the best female skier (under 21) and the best male skier (under 23) of the 2017/2018 World Cup season! 


For Mélanie Meillard (19 years old), 2018 started off well as she claimed her first podium in the FIS Alpine World Cup, finishing third in the City Event in Oslo, Norway. Due to an injury she couldn’t pick up the prize in Sweden. With a score of 299 points at the end of the season, triple Junior World Champion Loïc Meillard had a very good season as well, being amongst the 10 best skiers at five of his World Cup races.

We’re so proud of you two!

Marc Rochat: two podiums on a weekend

Marc Rochat continues to show excellent performances! He won the slalom at Berchtesgaden in the European Cup and finished 3rd in the giant slalom. Congratulations!

Marc Rochat: 6th in slalom

Marc Rochat scores his best slalom result in this World Cup season!
He finished 6th in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia and scores important points. Loïc Meillard is 15th and Luca Aerni 23rd. Loïc Meillard also performed well in the giant slalom (12th place).


The Italian skier Marta Bassino finished 4th of the World Cup Ranking in Super Combined.

Beach volleyball: Season 2018 starts today for Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré start their season today. They will play their first match this Wednesday at 4.40 pm (Swiss time) against the Dutch team Stubbe/Van Iersel. You can watch the game on live stream on  https://us.beachmajorseries.com/en/media/mediathek?active=BeachStream

 

We wish Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré a successful season!

15 medals for the swiss delegation at the Olympic Games

The Swiss athletes have equaled Calgary's medal record with their 15 medals! They brought five gold, six silver and four bronze medals at home. Our athlete Luca Aerni has  as substitute – won with Wendy Holdener, Denise Feierabend, Ramon Zenhäusern and Daniel Yule gold in the team event.

 

Loïc Meillard finished ninth in the giant slalom and 14th in slalom. Congratulations for these great performances at your first Olympic Games!

Melanie Meillard suffers a complex knee injury

This morning  the training in PyeongChang has been tough for Melanie Meillard. The 19-year-old skier from Hérémence (VS) suffered a complex left knee injury that included the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and of the external meniscus.

 

Melanie Meillard, who get her first World Cup podium at the City Event in Oslo, is forced to end her season.

 

Melanie Meillard will return to Zurich tomorrow night and more decision about the intervention will be taken in the next days.


Seven athletes at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang

Seven GPS Performance athletes are selected for the Olympic Games in South Korea!

 

We wish Loïc and Mélanie Meillard, Luca Aerni, Marta Bassino, Irene Curtoni, Etselle Alphand and Adrien Theaux best of luck in PyeongChang!

Marta Bassino on the podium, Mélanie Meillard 4th

Congratulations to Marta Bassino for her second place in the Super Combined in Lenzerheide! She scored her best result in the World Cup's Circuit.

Melanie Meillard scored her best result in slalom finishing 4th at Lenzerheide. Thanks to her good results, she will be in the top 7 at the slalom in PyeongChang. Italy's Irene Curtoni also has a good race and finished 9th.

Camille Rast showed good skiing in giant slalom finishing 22nd. She wins important points in the World Cup which gives her confidence for the rest of his return to competition after her mononucleosis. Irene Curtoni is 16th, followed by Melanie Meillard who finished 17th.

Good race also from Loïc Meillard in the giant salom at Garmisch-Partenkrichen. He finished 10th.

Rast and Boisset at Junior Championships

Camille Rast and Arnaud Boisset will participate at the Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Davos. This competition will take place in between January 30 and February 8. We wish them best of luck!

SKI EXPERIENCE DAYS with a skier level Alpine Ski World Cup

You would like to offer a special event to your employees, customers or prospects.

You would like to have fun and discover another world.

We offer, in collaboration with the athletes we have under contract, SKI EXEPERIENCE DAYS.

The program is developed according to your wishes, your time available and your level of skiing.

It can be considered to link this event to the visit of a World Cup race, a seminar, incentive or other.

Arnaud Boisset et Marta Bassino best performances

The races in Austria brought luck for Arnaud Boisset and Marta Bassino. They got their best performances in their career!

 

Arnaud Boisset finished 27th in downhill of the European Cup and 9th in alpine combined in Saalbach in Austria. He earned his first points in the European Cup. Congratulations Arnaud for this new step in your career!

 

Marta Bassino finished 10th in downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim in Austria and got her best performance ever in this discpline. 

Loïc Meillard for the third time in the top 10

Loïc Meillard was in the fifth slalom of the winter for the third time in the top 10. Congratulations for these great performances!


Luca Aerni (6th after the first run) finished 17th.


In the slalom in Granjska Gora, Mélanie Meillard did a great job and finished 5th.

Alpin Skiing: last news

Irene Curtoni finished third at the Parallel Slalom in Courchevel. She earned some important points for the ranking. We wish her good luck and success for the next competitions.

Kent Farrington won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva 2017

Kent Farrington won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva 2017. In the last leg of the year of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the US American jumped to victory on Sunday afternoon at the sold-out Palexpo and thus celebrated the first Major victory in his career.

“This is the one I’ve been aiming to win for years. I came close a couple of times and I am so happy at having won here in Geneva today.

Since the first international show in the year 1926, the CHI Geneva has been considered a synonym for jumping sport at the highest level and tradition that comes to life. The names of the winners of the famous Rolex Grand Prix will certainly remain unforgotten.

Alpin Skiing: last news

Luca Aerni has qualified for the second time in his career for the second round in a Giant Slalom. Thanks to this good result in Alta Badia in Italy he qualified for the Parallel Giant Slalom of December 18th. Loïc Meillard will also be running in Alta Badia. We wish them good luck!

Thanks to her 23rd place, Marta Bassino could earn some important points for the Super G's ranking. 

Camille Rast: Junior Sportswoman of the Year in Valais

Camille Rast is elected "Junior Sportswoman" of the year in Valais. 

Congratulations! We wish you all the best for the season 2017/2018.

Alpin Skiing: last news

What amazing performance that Loïc Meillard did in Beaver Creek! He finished 6th in the Giant Slalom and realised his best World Cup's performance in the discipline. Estelle Alphand won the European Cup's Giant Slalom in Hafjell.

Elena Curtoni season is over

Elena Curtoni tore the cruciate ligament in her right knee during the training in America. Unfortunately the olympic saeson 2017/18 is over for the italian skier.

 

Elena, we wish you a good recovery. You will come back stronger!

 

Alpine Skiing: last news!

What amazing performances from our athletes in Levi!

Mélanie Meillard finished 5th, Estelle Alphand 25th, Luca Aerni 4th, Loïc Meillard 6th et Marc Rochat 19 th.

 

We are so proud of you!

 

Irene Curtoni: new ambassador for Alpina Watches!

We are glad to announce that Irene Curtoni is the new ambassador for Alpina Watches brand.

 

 

Valeintin Giraud-Moine will be able to ski

That’s the good news of the day: Valentin Giraud-Moine has the green light from his doctors to ski again. Seriously injured 9 months ago in an accident during the downhill race of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a dislocation of both knees and a bad prognosis, the young skier has managed the unthinkable: Valentin Giroud-Moine can put his skis back on " as soon as the snow is good enough”. However, the French man has decided not to participate in any competition this season. "For me the goal of this season is to be ready to go back to physical preparation next spring, then take the road to the World Cup next season.

Well done Valentin, we congratulate you on this magnificent achievement as well as for never having given up! Your courage is exemplary.

 

World DanceSport Federation

We are pleased to announce that the World DanceSport Federation has appointed GPS Performance SA to manage its sponsorship as well as advice for the commercialisation of the advertising rights for the Grand Chelems and the World Championships.

We look forward to this new collaboration ! 

Red Bull Soapbox Race

The "Red Bull Soapboxes Race" is a crazy race during which brave pilots drive their hand made’s soapboxes down to the steep roads of Lausanne.
These soapboxes don’t use gasoline or diesel: they are moved by a good dose of courage, determination and Team spirit.
The circuit starts at the Avenue d'Ouchy and ends  430 meters far away, at the castle of Ouchy.

http://www.redbullsoapboxrace.com/