KRANJSKA GORA,SLOVENIA,15.MAR.15 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, slalom, men. Image shows Giuliano Razzoli (ITA). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Matic Klansek

Popular Italian Giuliano Razzoli, who has been part of the Fischer family since 2012, has extended his contract for two additional years and thus continues to be a major asset to the Austrian family-run company’s slalom team.

The Olympic champion of 2010 had to battle again and again with severe back pain and knee injuries in recent years. However, he fought his way back to the top courageously and step by step in the 2014-15 season. Two second-place finishes in Kranjska Gora and Méribel and eighth place in the overall slalom rankings rounded off a marvelous season for the 30-year-old slalom specialist.

“The contract extension and last season’s results show that we are on the right track,” said Fischer Racing Director Siegi Voglreiter. “Together with our athletes we work all the time on new technologies and developments. Giuliano’s – not too common – boot size of 46/47 (roughly an American size 11/12) was quite a challenge to begin with but thanks to our VACUUM technology we managed to find the optimum solution for him as well with a perfect boot/ski setup. This is now paying off.”

Release courtesy of Fischer Sports