With 52 podium spots, fourteen of which were victories, ONE WAY was the class of the World Cup 22-23 season. Julia Simon of France was the strongest athlete in the biathlon field throughout the entire season, securing the large crystal globe for the Overall World Cup. Along with this, she also took smaller globes for winning the Mass Start und Pursuit. Three additional small globes put a ribbon on this successful Nordic World Cup season.
ONE WAY celebrated its successful entry into the Alpine racing scene with five podium spots. Switzerland’s Daniel Yule was praised as the leader in podium positions earned. ONE WAY's skimo racers had a successful World Cup season as well, highlighted by Thibault Anselmet (FRA) winning the overall World Cup title.
PLENTY OF CRYSTAL GLOBES AT THE NORDIC WORLD CUP
Once again, ONE WAY Nordic athletes had reason to celebrate at the end of the season. With a total of 52 podium spots- of which fourteen were victories, twenty were second places, and eighteen were thirds- the season was an exceptional success. ONE WAY was especially impressive in the biathlon, establishing itself as a strong number two in the World Cup.
Julia Simon delivered a strong overall performance to earn not only the large crystal globe for winning the Biathlon Overall World Cup, but also the smaller globes went to the affable Frenchwoman for winning the Mass Start and the Pursuit. Topping the Individual results was Italy’s Lisa Vittozzi. This put both athletes on course for further success after the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof, Germany, where they each earned world champion titles along with silver and bronze. On the men’s side, Norway’s Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen took victories in the Mass Start and the Individual races, adding these crystal globes to his trophy case.
In the Ski Classics overall ranking, Vasaloppet (Vasa Race) winner Emilie Fleten of Norway and Team Ramudden took third place. Sweden’s Alfred Buskvist took the Sprint title, while 22-year-old Norwegian Amund Riege (both also on Team Ramudden) took the Youth title, putting him fifth in the overall standings.
SUCCESSFUL DEBUT FOR ONE WAY IN ALPINE WORLD CUP
ONE WAY put on a strong performance in their first year of Alpine racing with a total of five podium finishes. Particularly noteworthy was Switzerland’s Daniel Yule, who was able to notch Slalom victories in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy as well as Kitzbühel, Austria. On top of that, he took third in the Slalom in in Chamonix, France.
AJ Ginnis, the Greek-American ski racer, had plenty to celebrate this season. For the first time in his career, he stood on a World Cup podium after his third place finish in Chamonix. Another highlight for him was taking the silver medal at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel/Méribel, France. Another skier reaching his first World Cup podium this season was Bulgarian Slalom specialist Albert Popov, who took third at Palisades Tahoe in the US.
SKIMOUNTAINEERING WORLD CUP SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
French skimo athlete Thibault Anselmet secured the overall World Cup title in Tromsø (NOR) as well as three podium finishes in the overall discipline rankings for the individual, vertical, and sprint events. Anselmet delivered impressive performances throughout the season, solidifying his position as one of the best skimo athletes in the world. Sarah Dreier (AUT) secured the victory in the overall vertical rankings with a second-place finish in Tromsø, while Marianne Fatton (SUI) triumphed in the sprint event at the final race in Tromsø to claim the overall sprint title.
The results were a definite positive for Severin Lehner, Head of ONE WAY: “This past World Cup season was a huge success for us. Our athletes put on impressive performances at the highest level, and showed that they can count on our equipment. With ONE WAY already having established itself in Nordic racing, we’re confident that after our successful debut in Alpine racing we’ll also grow and be successful here in the coming seasons.”