A season full of success for One Way


A season full of success for One Way

Over the winter, the athletes of the ONE WAY Race Team caused quite a stir on the World Cup with their eye-catching orange poles. With 76 podium places across all Nordic disciplines - including 34 World Cup victories – the team surpassed the previous winter's successes. In addition to dominating the World Championships in Biathlon, ONE WAY was the most successful pole brand in the IBU World Cup with 45% of the podium places. Three overall World Cup victories and five discipline World Cup crystal globes put a brilliant end to an already exceptional season.

At the biathlon season finale in Canmore, Canada, the crystal globes shone just as brightly as the glowing orange Premio poles in the radiant sunlight. After winning six medals at the World Championships in Nove Mesto (CZE), Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR) demonstrated his superiority with a hat-trick in Canmore. The current best biathlete confidently won the overall World Cup for the fifth time as well as three of the small globes in the Individual, Pursuit and Mass Start disciplines. The exceptional Norwegian athlete joined the ONE WAY Race Team this season and was more than satisfied when he summed up his performances: "I fought hard. The world championships were great. The hat-trick at the end of the season makes me very happy. A perfect end to a perfect season." Johannes Dale-Skjevdal (NOR) made it onto the podium in the overall World Cup for the first time with third place. Four other ONE WAY athletes also made it into the top ten in the overall standings: Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR, 5th), Endre Strømsheim (NOR, 7th), Tommaso Giacomel (ITA, 8th) and Martin Ponsiluoma (SWE, 10th).

Lisa Vittozzi from Italy can also look back on an outstanding season as a fIour-time medal winner in Nove Mesto. With her victory in the final Mass Start, the likeable athlete secured the overall World Cup for the first time and won the individual and Pursuit events. "I’ve been through so much in recent years that this victory in the overall World Cup means so much to me - I can't even describe the feeling," said a visibly overwhelmed Vittozzi in her winner's interview. Justine Braisaz-Bouchet (FRA) just missed out on the overall World Cup podium in fourth place, followed by Julia Simon (FRA) in fifth. Vanessa Voigt (GER, 8th), Karoline Offigstad Knotten (NOR, 9th), Janina Hettich-Walz (GER, 10th) and Franziska Preuss (GER, 11th) also contributed to ONE WAY's successful performance.

Ida Marie Hagen was the dominant athlete in Nordic Combined and was an early winner of the overall World Cup. In 15 World Cup races, the Norwegian stood on the top of the podium an incredible nine times and took six second places. In cross-country skiing, Emma Ribom (SWE) attracted attention for the ONE WAY Race Team with two World Cup victories and a third place, as well as Lauri Vuorinen (FIN) with a second place. In the Ski Classics series, Emilie Fleten (Team Ramudden) has a comfortable lead with three races to go.

Emilie Fleten was the dominating female athlete of the 23l24 season at the long distances. The 31-year-old Norwegian finished on the podium in all individual races in the Ski Classics series and took the top spot seven times. With her powerful double pole pushes and courageous solo moves, the exceptional athlete was able to pull away from the field again and again, When Emilie Fleten secured the yellow bib for her first Overall Standings victory in the Ski Classics, she was overwhelmed. "It's so nice to end the season the way I started it: with a win! You can dream about it, but I never expected a season like this. It was great to be on the podium in every race and I'm more than happy."