ROSSIGNOL GROUP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE YOUNG STEFAN HADALIN HAS SIGNED WITH THE TEAM FOR TWO YEARS, WHILE PETRA VLHOVA IS EXTENDING HER CONTRACT FOR TWO YEARS, AND LOÏC AND MÉLANIE MEILLARD FOR THREE.
STEFAN HADALIN (SLO)
Stefan Hadalin may not be a name you recognise, but everyone will soon be talking about the remarkably versatile Slovenian. The 22-year- old competes in three disciplines, Slalom, Giant and Combined, and has impressed already in his rst World Championships with a 10th- place nish in the Slalom in St Moritz. As one of our Band of Heroes up to 2019, Hadalin will be equipped with Rossignol skis and boots, and Look bindings.
PETRA VLHOVA (SVK)
Blessed with talent to match her towering height, at 1.80 m tall and only 21 years of age Petra Vlhova already has six podium nishes in the Slalom World Cup to her name. The Slovak ended the winter season with a ourish, beating local girl Mikaela Shi rin in the nals in Aspen, and giving a glimpse of just how far her ghting spirit is going to take her in Slalom and Giant Slalom too. Vlhova will represent Rossignol (skis – boots – helmet – goggles) and Look (bindings) over the next two seasons, which include the 2018 Olympics and the Are World Championships in 2019.
THREE MORE YEARS FOR THE MEILLARD FAMILY
« I decided to continue on my adventure with Rossignol as I’ve always been very happy with the whole team’s dedication to producing the best equipment there is. »
MÉLANIE MEILLARD (SUI)
Her rst full World Cup season left Mélanie Meillard’s talent in no doubt whatsoever! With ve Top 10 nishes in the World Cup, including an outstanding 5th in the Slalom nals in Aspen, and 13th in the Giant Slalom in the World Championships in St Moritz, at only 18 years of age the young Swiss skier is racing through the ranks. De nitely one to watch next year!
« It’s a pleasure and an honour to be part of the Band of Heroes, side by side with other athletes who, like me, share the brand’s values »
LOÏC MEILLARD (SUI)
Like his sister, Loïc Meillard has extended his partnership with Rossignol until 2020. Despite a mid-season injury, he regained his form in time for the Junior World Championships in Are, winning silver in both Giant Slalom and Alpine Combined. The Swiss skier will line up for the Giant Slalom in next year’s World Cup hoping to build on the promising end to this season that saw him earn three Top 12 nishes.