In the midst of summer training, FIS made a check with the nordic ski industry to see who has chosen a new racing weapon before the important Olympic season. A final update will be published shortly before the World Cup season 2021/22.
- Salomon With the biggest line-up of new athletes, Salomon welcomes a mix of experienced and junior athletes to the racing family. With Slovenian Sprint expert Eva Urevc and Russian Allrounder Artem Maltsev, Salomon sees very successful athletes join the family – together with Kevin Bolger (USA) and Cendrine Browne (CAN) who add up with their experience from the World Cup. With Antoine Cyr (CAN) and the JWSC Champions Sergey Ardashev (RUS) and Niilo Moilanen (FIN) – the new additions to the Salomon family are complete.
- Atomic Dario Cologna - 4-times Olympic gold medalist from Switzerland - announced to have chosen Atomic race skis as his race weapon from the upcoming Olympic season on. According to Cologna, “the time had come to find new challenges and give my motivation another boost. The key factors for me in choosing Atomic were the strong developments as the Gen-S Skating ski and the brand’s expertise as a whole”.Also Petra Novakova (CZE) and Miha Simenc (SLO) trust Atomic to be their perfect match on the tracks for the future.
- Rossignol. Marcus Grate from the Swedish National Team joins the #bandofheroes for the upcoming season. The Sprinter reached his first World Cup podium together with Johan Haggström in 2020 at Dresden World Cup and is looking forward to many great successes ahead together with the Rossignol family.
- Fischer. Also the Fischer Race family welcomes a young Sprinter to their team. With Tom Mancini (FRA) Fischer teams up with a young gun who is looking to continue the successful Sprint legacy of the French team.
- Swix. Francesco De Fabiani (ITA) and Gus Schumacher (USA) will race under the “swixfactor” from the upcoming Olympic season.
- Exel. With Katri Lylynperä (FIN) Excel welcomes another National athlete: ”It’s great to start cooperating with domestic brand. EXEL has been familiar since my childhood, and I have skied the first race kilometers since the 90’s. The lightness of the poles has already convinced in the training sessions.”