Last quote by Franck Piccard
When a skiing event takes place in the evening, conditions are usually better. In the daytime, competitors sometimes have to perform in poor visibility but the great thing about artificia lights is that they provide good visibility throughout the course. The intensity of the light can change during the day but not at night and this makes the race more interesting in my opinion. I enjoy going to these events because you can really appreciate how hard skiers work and I just think it makes the sport more entertaining.
Feb 21 2016
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Franck Piccard is associated, including World Cup, France, and event. Most recently, Franck Piccard has been quoted saying: “It's an historical course which is physically demanding because of its length. Farms provide a unique backdrop for this stunning event which requires a solid basis of endurance training. The course brings competitors out of the trees and onto the final stretch which is probably one of the steepest on the circuit. It overlooks the whole resort with thousands of fans waiting for you at the finish line. It used to be a low profile event, it's now one of the highlights of the season.” in the article Kristoffersen edges Hirscher to clinch World Cup slalom. An other article where Franck Piccard has been quoted is Eva-Maria Brem shines in Courchevel.
Quotes by Franck Piccard
Jan 10 2016
It's an historical course which is physically demanding because of its length. Farms provide a unique backdrop for this stunning event which requires a solid basis of endurance training. The course brings competitors out of the trees and onto the final stretch which is probably one of the steepest on the circuit. It overlooks the whole resort with thousands of fans waiting for you at the finish line. It used to be a low profile event, it's now one of the highlights of the season.
Dec 20 2015
I believe good preparation is the secret behind Norway's success. While other teams focus on one specific skill such as speed or technique, they tend to see the bigger picture. I think this is the main reason why they are in control in all the disciplines. The Norwegians are also true workaholics and it shows. They seem to train harder. Svindal and Jansrud have replaced Kjus and Aamodt but the work rate hasn't changed with skiers still capable of going all the way in every event.
Dec 13 2015
Hirscher seems unstoppable and I just can't see anybody challenging him at the moment. He could be in trouble if he lost his focus but I don't think he's that type of athlete. I'm sure he'll be a threat yet again throughout the winter in every discipline including the Super-G. He's strong physically and mentally and just improves with every season. I would also say that he's willing to take risks and gives 100% into every performance regardless of the course. I just can't see who can stop him this season.
Feb 22 2015
There are several phenomena with skiing. The first, is what we call the heel structure. That means heels are shaped like tyre-tracks or treads; they're not perfectly smooth. You need the snow or humidity to escape. So we make shapes in the heel, that why it's called the structure. If you don't have a good one then nothing will happen!
Feb 15 2015
Austria has always been a strong team. Skiing is the country's national sport so these athletes are well-known and respected. If you're gifted, people will recognise you no matter your age. Skiing over there is the equivalent of football in France. Young talents are looking to emulate their predecessors and I think this kind of respect is an important factor when it comes to developing a sport. Kids want to follow in the footsteps of legends like Hermann Maier and I think this is also why this discipline is still going strong in Austria.
Feb 08 2015
You prepare for it as you would for any race but you know deep down it's not just any race. That's the real difficulty. It's exactly the same slope but it's as if you are competing in the World Cup, you have to give that extra bit of soul, extra intensity and extra presence so that on the day, you really feel that you are giving the race of the century. And generally speaking, that is what happens when you succeed in this type of competition. You prepare for it as you would for any any event, but you experience it as a great race.
Dec 07 2014
Alpine skiing is an incredible sport because it requires skill in all the disciplines. You need endurance, speed, muscle development, balance and you need to be able to find your balance mid-air also. You can't work on all of these things on skis or only on skis. You need to acquire them by parachuting, snowboarding, surfing, endurance work etc. Until you go through these steps of preparation you will have trouble skiing well at this level.
Nov 16 2014
Mikaela Shiffrin made it to the summit of elite skiing very very fast. She's really young and above all she has shown great maturity in a discipline that is very hard to master: the slalom. . The fact that she can win Olympic titles, World championship titles and one season in the World Cup at this level shows that she can move into and compete well in other disciplines.
Nov 16 2014
She has already done that this year in the giant slalom, and I think she can do that in other disciplines as well, including the downhill. The Super G will not cause her many problems either if she's not afraid of speed. So if she breaks through there she has a good chance of winning the overall World Cup title.
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