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Rochat shines in Adelboden: Fifth place is worth more than some victories

Rochat shines in Adelboden: Fifth place is worth more than some victories

By Patrick Lamli and Luca Schiffner, Adelboden

January 8, 2024

Rochat, the best Swiss: “It's hard to feel better”

The Swiss showed a strong team performance with five riders in the top 15. The best of them all was Marc Rochat, who was happy with his fifth place finish.

January 7, 2024

The Swiss showed a strong team performance with five riders in the top 15. The best of them all was Marc Rochat, who was happy with his fifth place finish.

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  • The Swiss missed out on the podium in the slalom in Adelboden, but showed a good team performance.
  • The top-ranked Swiss is Marc Rochat, who at 31 is happy with his second-best World Cup result.
  • If you really want something, you can achieve it, according to Rochat's message.

Fifth, it doesn't seem that amazing at first. In the case of Marc Rochat, it's a little different. “Fantastic. Fifth in Adelboden in front of such an audience.” Rochat is particularly happy to be the best Swiss in the race for the first time: “It is a great honor and it is difficult to feel better today.”

Between 2017 and 2019, Rochat was disqualified 16 times in 20 slalom races. Some advised him to end his career. But this was not at all what the 31-year-old wanted. The satisfaction with his second-best World Cup result is even greater. The only time he was better was last year in Soldeu, when he came fourth.

“Experience, rest and work,” he calls the three pillars of success. Believing in your own qualities is also very important. “I can show people that if you really want to do something, you can do it. “I showed that today and I'm very proud of that.”

The fact that he was only 21 hundredths away from a podium finish doesn't bother Rochat. “No, the level is too high. I had a great race and others were better than me. I hope I can be better next time.”

The meander cracks will return within a week, especially in Wengen. Who knows, maybe Rochat will welcome you from the podium.

Mixed feelings on Zenhäuser, Aerni and Yule

Ramon Zennhauser, Daniel Jol and Luca Erni feel rather satisfied after the slalom race in Adelboden. The former were hoping for more, while the latter believed he got the most out of it.

January 7, 2024