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Luca Aerni signs with Fischer

Luca Aerni signs with Fischer for the upcoming  Season 2020/2021.

Amélie Klopfenstein signs with GPS Performance

It's with a great pleasure that we are happy to announce another big news!
Amélie Klopfenstein is now part of the GPS's Team!

Amélie has been the star of the Youth Olympic Games, achieving 2 gold medals (Giant Slalom and Super G) and 1 bronze medal (Super Combined).
We are immensely proud to start this new journey together, confident that it will be full of satisfactions!

Welcome Amélie!

Charlotte Chabe signs with Salomon

Charlotte Chable signs with Salomon.

The French Company will accompany the skier from Villars for the next two seasons.

Alexis Monney signs with GPS Performance

Another young and talented skier joins the GPS's Team!

We are happy to welcome Alexis Monney, Junior World Champion 2020 in Downhill!

Welcome Alexis!

Charlotte Lingg will defend the colors of Liechtenstein!

Charlotte Lingg changes her nationality: the Alpine Skiing Federation of Liechtenstein has just announced that the 21-year-old Haut-Valaisanne will defend their colors next season, her father's country of origin.

Luc Roduit signs with GPS Performance

Luc Roduit has been one of the most followed Swiss athletes during the last Youth Olympic Games which took place this winter in Lausanne.

Winner of three medals (silver in slalom, bronze in super-G and giant), Luc now dreams of being able to progress in the professional circuit.

We are proud to announce the signing of this young and talented skier from Versegères (VS) to accompany him on his journey and allow him to achieve his goals.

Welcome to the GPS’s Team!

Charlotte Lingg signs with GPS Performance

We are very happy to announce the new collaboration with the young Swiss athlete Charlotte Lingg, born in 1999.

Proud to have you in our Team, we wish you a warm welcome Charlotte!

The 2019-2020 season is officially finished.

Due to the outbreak and situation with the Novel Coronavirus, the upcoming Audi FIS  World Cup races in Are (SWE) and in Kranjska Gora (SLO) have been cancelled.

The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders.

FIS is fully compliant with the instructions and decisions of the National and Regional Governments and their Health Authorities in any recommendation regarding public gathers that impact FIS competitions.

The 2019-2020 season is officially finished.

Meta Hrovat takes the third step of the podium

With a third place in the giant slalom on Saturday in Kranjska Gora, Meta Hrovat obtains the second podium of her career at home in front of her audience. Marta Bassino finished fifth, just one hundredth from the podium.

Mélanie Meillard no longer participates in official races this season

After long discussions with her coaches and close people, Mélanie Meillard decided that she would no longer take part in official races this season. By ending her season prematurely, she maintains her injured status and classification for the next season in her disciplines.

Loïc Meillard takes the first step of the podium

The Swiss Loïc Meillard won on Sunday the parallel giant of Chamonix and the first globe of the discipline. At 23, the skier from Neuchâtel signed his first World Cup victory.

Our sincere congratulations Loic.

In Garmisch, Loic Meillard wins a place on the podium in giant slalom

Valaisan Loïc Meillard, who achieved the best time in the first run, took finally the 2nd place in giant slalom of Garmisch behind Alexis Pinturault. This is his 4th podium in the World Cup, the 2nd in this discipline.

Our warm congrats Loïc! 

Elena Curtoni's first victory in the world cup

After two injuries and two difficult seasons, Elena Curtoni is back on the podium in the world cup, obtaining her first career victory in the Downhill held in Bansko (BUL). An even more magical victory because shared with her teammates, Marta Bassino in second place and Federica Brignone in third.

Three athletes in the top 5

Our athletes have distinguished themselves in today's world cup races, held in Bansko (BUL) and Kitzbuhel (AUT).

Elena Curtoni got a magnificent fourth place in the downhill, followed by Marta Bassino who ended up 5th.

Mattia Casse was the protagonist of an amazing super G, finishing 5th in the final ranking.

We are proud of you!

Another success for Marta Bassino!

Four seasonal podiums for Marta, with the third place obtained today during the Parallel held in Sestriere!

Tina Maze: guest of the Youth Olympic Games 2020.

Tina visited many young athletes involved in the youth Olympic Games 2020 in Lausanne.

An important sharing of experiences and advices by our Olympic and World Champion!

Omega Ski Day: a day of skiing with Didier Défago!

The Ski Day organized by Omega was very successful.
All the participants have been able to ski with the Olympic champion Didier Défago.
Thank you all for participating with such enthusiasm!

Marta Bassino: third Podium of the Season!

Marta Bassino obtains the third Podium of the Season, with a wonderful third place in the super combined held in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee (AUT).

Loïc Meillard: third place at the Super Combined!

Loïc Meillard achieved the first podium of the season today at the Super Combined held in Bormio!

Huge congrats!

Marta Bassino joins the Maurice Lacroix Family!

Proud to announce the new collaboration between Marta Bassino and the Swiss brand Maurice Lacroix!

Marta Bassino: first World Cup victory!

Marta Bassino won her first World cup Giant slalom this Saturday in Killington/USA!

We are proud of you Marta!

Alpine Skiing World Cup in Levi

With our last selected athlete Marc Rochat, the teams for the first slalom of the season have been confirmed.

 

GPS will have 8 athletes at start:

Irene Curtoni, Estelle Alphand, Meta Hrovat, Charlotte Chable and Neja Dvornik for the women race.

Loic Meillard, Luca Aerni and Marc Rochat for the men race.

 

 

Neja Dvornik sign with GPS Performance!

We are happy to announce the collaboration with the young Slovenian athlete Neja Dvornik, born in 2001.

Proud to have you in our team, we wish you a warm welcome Neja!

Pejo 3000 supports Mattia Casse and Elena Curtoni

Pejo 3000 starts a new project in the field of alpine skiing by supporting two athletes of the Italian National Team: Mattia Casse and Elena Curtoni.

This collaboration will accompany and support the two athletes until the Alpine Ski World Championships in Cortina 2021.

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 Marta Bassino, Estelle Alphand, Irene Curtoni, Meta Hrovat and Loïc Meillard in Sölden.

Camille Rast & Grimentz-Zinal

We are happy to announce the renewal of the contract between Camille Rast and Grimentz-Zinal.

The swiss ski station will accompany Camille during the next two seasons.

JoAnouk: Vice Swiss Champions

Congratulations to our beach volleyball players, Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré, for their silver medal at the Swiss Beachvolleyball Championships.

 

Next stop: World Tour Finals in Rome. Good luck JoAnouk!


Marc Rochat victorious in New Zealand

Marc Rochat won the slalom that took place in Coronet Peak/New Zealand.

We are thrilled to see him back on the top of the podium!

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré claim first World Tour Gold as a team

Joana Heidrich & Anouk Verge-Depre are the new champions of the Moscow four-star event on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The Swiss pair won the women’s final to claim the gold, their first on the Tour as a pair so far. Congrats Joana and Anouk. We are proud of you! 

Heidrich also received an individual award for tournament’s best server. Bravo!

Swatch Major Gstaad! Highly ranked and well loved; since 20 years!

The 5-star Beach Volleyball tournament Gstaad is considered by the international athletes as the most beautiful. The world's top beach volleyball players will competing there this week shortly after the World Championships for high level matches in the unique ambience of the Alpine scenery.

Kerri Walsh, Evandro, Anders Mol, Heather Bansley will participate in Gstaad.  Our Swiss team Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich will compete against these Beach Volleyball stars! We wish them lots of success in the "Gstaader sand"!

 

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FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg

Hamburg will welcome the cream of the beach volleyball world when the German port city hosts the Hamburg 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from June 28-July 7, the 12th edition of the competition.

Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich won their their two first pool matches and are already qualified for the next round. Congratulations! 

All matches can be watched live on Volleyball TV:

https://welcome.volleyballworld.tv/beach-volleyball

Photo: Beach Major Series

Heidrich/Vérgé-Dépré win tournament

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré win the tournament of the Coop-Beachtour in Olten ! Contratulations !

 

They beat Michaela Kubickova and Michala Kvapilov in the final,  19-21, 21-16, 15-12.

Team selection for the season 2019/20

Here are the Team's selection for the season 2019/20:

Women
National Team: Mélanie Meillard
Team A: Estelle Alphand, Meta Hrovat, Marta Bassino, Elena Curtoni, Irene Curtoni
Team B: Charlotte Chable, Camille Rast

Men
National Team: Loïc Meillard
Team A: Luca Aerni, Mattia Casse
Team B: Marc Rochat

Hüsler Nest: New sponsor for the Beach Volleyball team

Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich are delighted with the collaboration with Hüsler Nest. The individually adjustable system from Hüsler Nest allows the two athletes to recover really well at night.

 

Thank you Hüsler Nest for this precious partnership!

20th edition of the Verbier High Five

Thanks to Verbier’s great late-season skiing, the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg has celebrated the closing of ski racing season for the last 20 years. Loïc Meillard, Charlotte Chable, Estelle Alphand, Luc Alphand, Irene Curtoni, Didier Défago were this weekend in Verbier. The public could compete with the stars of the white circus in Giant Slalom, Speed Skiing run, Ski Cross and Trampoline.

Mélanie Meillard: Back on the skis

After a long period of 410 days Mélanie Meillard is back on the skis! We are so happy for you Mélanie et wish you all the best for your trainings!

Camille Rast injured on her right knee

Cruel end of season for Camille Rast: She got injured on Sunday by falling just before the finish line in the first leg of the BRACK.CH slalom at the Swiss Championships in Hoch-Ybrig. Medical examinations on Monday morning revealed a rupture of the ACL and of the interior ligament in the right knee. 

 

Camille, we wish you a good recovery!

2019 Rising Stars award goes to Meta Hrovat

Congratulations to Meta Hrovat for her “Longines Rising Star 2019” award!

 

Longines rewards the best female skier under the age of 21 and the best male skier under the age of 23 in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup overall standings for the season. Two-time slalom winner at the FIS Junior World Championships in 2018 and 2019, Meta Hrovat ended her third FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season with four top-10 results in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. 

Good performances at European Cup Finals

Camille Rast and Charlotte Chable performed very well at the last European Cup slalom of the season! Camille Rast finished 6th and Charlotte Chable 8th at the European Cup Finals. Congratulations!

World Junior Champion and silver medalist

Meta Hrovat is the new Junior World Champion 2019 in slalom! What an incredible performance! Camille Rast also showed an amazing performance finishing second at giant slalom. 

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!

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!