On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Tour-de-Suisse returned to Central Switzerland. After the third stage with the finish in Pfaffnau, I was a guest on the "Veloclub" program on Swiss television and got on the ergometer like the two studio guests Fabian Cancellara and bobsledder Michael Vogt before me.
Tour-de-Suisse: a guest at the "Veloclub"
Marco Odermatt and Lara Dickenmann are new Laureus Ambassadors
Laureus Academy member and former member of the Board of Trustees Fabian Cancellara is the new President of the Board of Trustees of the Laureus Foundation Switzerland. Ski racer Marco Odermatt and footballer Lara Dickenmann will be engaged as Laureus Ambassadors in the future.
Marco Odermatt is new X-Bionic Brand Ambassador
The Swiss high-tech luxury sportswear brand X-Bionic and the successful Swiss ski racer Marco Odermatt are joining forces from the coming ski season. The young alpine ski star has signed on as a brand ambassador for the next three years, strengthening the X-Bionic athlete team, which already includes Olympic and world champion skier Wendy Holdener.
2020/21 was a sensational season for 23-year-old ski racer Marco Odermatt from the canton of Nidwalden. He finished second in the hunt for the big crystal globe and helped the SwissSki Team win the Nations Cup for the second time in a row. As the official supplier of the Swiss Alpine Ski Team, X-Bionic has already provided Marco Odermatt with functional sportswear over the last few years.
Red Bull as new main sponsor
For an athlete in ski racing, it’s always about measuring yourself against the best by hundredths of a second both in competition and in training, and both developing individually and optimizing not only your performance but also the whole package of materials, supervision, and sporting and private life.
On the path to great success with the Helvetia helmet
Helvetia, my main sponsor of many years and the ski association sponsor, has closely supported me over the past four seasons on my path from Junior World Champion to second place in the overall World Cup ranking. I became multiple Junior World Champion with the Helvetia helmet and also celebrated my first wins in the World Cup with this helmet.
The support of Helvetia, both financial and also on the human level, was very important for me as a young ski racer and was a major factor in my development as a sportsman. I want to take this opportunity to offer my sincere and warmest thanks to the head of sports sponsorships at Helvetia, Cyril Grin, and to the whole Helvetia team for this support.