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Last Look: 2013 National Team Uniforms

asksel lund svindal ski race norway uniformNORWAY:  Aksel Lund Svindal filling out his vibrant yellow speed suit and clean white and black outerwear by Phenix.

julia mancuso laurenne ross ski race usaUNITED STATES:  Julia Mancuso in black, Laurenne Ross in vivid green, uniforms by Spyder.  The green was kind of fun but I am hoping new uniforms have a more patriotic look.  I do have to give the USST and Spyder a nod for infusing inherently uptight uniforms with a sense of relaxed American mountain lifestyle.

maria hoefl riesch ski germany bogner milka pinkGERMANY:  Maria Hoefl-Riesch wears Bogner vivid pink outerwear and the snow tiger suit which is a long-standing tradition for the team.

nadia fanchini italy ski argentina race coach schladming 2013ITALY, ARGENTINA:  Bold letters in black and white clearly identify these teams in uniforms by Kappa.  Nadia Fanchini of Italy at left.  I quite like the graphic impact and utility of this strong look, especially Argentina’s stylized execution.

tina maze slovenia ski world champion schladming uniform milkaSLOVENIA:  It’s a good thing World Champion Tina Maze carries herself with such presence because this uniform by Halti is a lot to pull off.

austria ski anna fenninger michi kirchgasser milkaAUSTRIA:  Anna Fenninger in bright blue, Michaela Kirchgasser in white, outerwear by Schöffel.  The Austrian kit, like the team itself, is very strong and a contender for the best – distinctive and refined, powerful and wearable colors, complementary variety, consistent interesting themes and details, well merchandised and executed.  The back of the blue jacket is emblazoned with the claim Power Team, true enough!

ski race austria germany maria riesch puffy jacketPuffy Jackets:  Hannes Reichelt of Team Austria in black Schöffel.  Bogner male and female versions of team insulated outerwear; Maria Hoefl-Riesch again in pink.

With the Sölden FIS World Cup ski races kicking off the new season in just a few days, here is one last peek at some national team uniforms from 2013.  I am always curious to see if and how much teams change their kits year to year.  From early season training photos, I have seen a little new but much of the same from last season.  With 2014 being an Olympic year, there will be no shortage of new uniforms to be revealed!

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Mikaela – Sending You Good Luck!

SKI ALPIN - FIS WC Lenzerheide, Siegerehrung, Slalom, Damen3/16/13 UPDATE  :  She won!        Photo:  GEPA via skiracing.com

021692©anapolitano2013Photos (above and below) from 2/16/13 Alpine World Championships Slalom in Schladming, Austria.  Hopefully, instead of flowers, Mikaela will soon be accepting a glass globe!

Tomorrow morning I will be anxiously monitoring World Cup Finals race results on my FIS mobile app – waiting to see if Mikaela Shiffrin will battle back to regain her top standing in slalom to win the season title.  After losing her 33-point lead last week in the Ofterschwang slalom, she now trails Overall Champion Tina Maze by a mere seven points.

021690©anapolitano2013Today in Lenzerheide, Mikaela was awarded the Longines Rising Star award – recognizing her as the top young female racer of the 2013 season.  Alexis Pinturault of France was the very deserving men’s recipient.  Congratulations!

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First World Cup Victory for Tina Weirather

tina weirather win garmischCongratulations to Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein on her first-ever World Cup win today in the Super G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen!  Julia Mancuso and Tina Maze tied for second place.  Rooting for Julia in her quest of the SG title.

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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Slalom, Marlies Returns

021637©anapolitano201335,000 ski fans, mostly Austrian, do not mess around.

021644©anapolitano2013x021647©anapolitano2013Slalom-slayer, fan favorite and defending World Champion, Marlies Schild of Austria returns after injury to a 9th place finish.

021633©anapolitano2013x021667©anapolitano2013Mikaela Shiffrin after her first run, soon to be the new World Champion.

021636©anapolitano2013Inspection, 2nd run.

021663©anapolitano2013Resi Stiegler of USA, very happy with her 2nd run.

021664©anapolitano2013Lena Duerr of Germany.

021638©anapolitano2013Overall World Cup leader, Tina Maze of Slovenia ended the day in 5th place.

021662©anapolitano2013Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria celebrates her blazing second run and silver medal.

021680©anapolitano2013Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria, 2nd place.  Mikaela Shiffrin of USA, 1st place.  Frida Hansdotter of Sweden, 3rd place.

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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Giant Slalom, Worley is #1

02141©anapolitano2013Tessa Worley, France – 2013 Giant Slalom World Champion

02142©anapolitano2013Tina Maze, Slovenia – 2nd place

02149©anapolitano2013Tina Maze, Tessa Worley and Anna Fenninger, Austria – 3rd place.

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02144©anapolitano2013x02148©anapolitano2013x02145©anapolitano2013Mikaela Shiffrin had her best GS finish ever in 6th place!

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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Super Combined, Hoefl-Riesch Wins!

02085©anapolitano2013Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany – 2013 Super Combined World Champion

02086©anapolitano2013Tina Maze, Slovenia – 2nd place

02087©anapolitano2013x02088©anapolitano2013x02089©anapolitano2013Nicole Hosp, Austria – 3rd place, overjoyed!

020710©anapolitano2013Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria – 4th place

02082©anapolitano2013Kathrin Zettel, Austria – 5th place

020877©anapolitano2013Julia Mancuso, USA – 8th place

020878©anapolitano2013x020812©anapolitano2013Tina Maze of Slovenia, 2nd place.  Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, 1st place.  Nicole Hosp of Austria, 3rd place.

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