Hippolyt Kempf says in Public, even of Dario Cologna , if there is little to see Positive. He rejoiced at his Best only by virtue of his office. Finally, he leads the Swiss cross-country skier as disciplines-in-chief.
Before the latest season, which begins today with a Sprint in Ruka, is Kempf even in the positive concern: Cologna was already "so far", and thus in the Form that Kempf fears, his number 1 could reach early in this Winter without any major event the performance of the Zenith.
It is, even for the optimists Kempf, an unexpected concern. Because Cologna was the last of a slow starter, in the first world Cup-weeks of relatively quickly. And in the last season of this subtle, continued to Occur throughout the Winter. Not a single Time of the Grisons in the world Cup made it into the Top 3.
focus on the key races
Because Cologna until the Olympic games in 2022 and in China not only wants to be, he asks, of course, behind. The big question for this Winter will be the race about whether Cologna actually can be once again for the Champion – less than a Dominator of the whole season, and much more as the winner of the key.
It Cologna has been working in the past few months, hung. He and his managers focused on three areas, the gap is closing.
1. Better fine-tuning
resulted in The evaluation of the past season, that Cologna completed at home in Davos every Training satisfactorily. In the sequence, but they were sometimes not a unit, because he postponed dates due to Interviews and / or Sponsors of the daily blocks and so that the teeth of the micro-planning is weakened.
If Cologna, to make a theoretical example, so the strength training instead on Tuesday evening, on Wednesday coped with in the morning, was the impact of this seemingly minor shift to the second unit Wednesday afternoon.
Cologna and his Coach Ivan Hudac tried this micro-planning ideal get. On the one hand, Hudac was in contrast to last year, so over a longer period of time fix in Davos and so in the direct sense, close to Cologna. On the other hand, guaranteed training camp for about a week and a half, that this density adjusted to consistent units.
2. In the height
the air Is very cold and dry, reacts Cologna after hard missions with duration of cough. He is recovering in the result of bad and lose power. Therefore, and because the games of 2022 will be held in the amount – he also coached in height, and underwent his lung-intensive Tests. A new drug, and a slightly different diet should have minimized his strong cough.
3. More smoothness
With a customized strength training and Sprints in the workout everyday tried to the veteran, a Central facet of his Golden Phase to recover: to be in End fast enough for the victory – and in the many mass start races quickly and without any effort instantly to the top to advance to shooting.
Kempf said that the process was initiated, but not yet fully implemented. Which of these levers to work with Dario Cologna as well, it shows starting this weekend.
Created: 29.11.2019, 09:18 PM