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This Team makes Marcel Hirscher for the Dominator

He came on the Wednesday, not before, to stay for longer than 100 hours – and He wants to travel with twice the Gold home. For Marcel Hirscher the hunt for world championship medals on Friday with the giant slalom (from 14.15 p.m. in live Ticker) begins .

However, the sore throat, which results in the homeland of concern. If the Skistar's got a cold, with coughs half of Austria. Hirscher is still yesterday that they have located most of the time in bed, but even so he remains the big favourite for the title. It would be – including two Team victories – his ninth to a major event, with 68 world Cup triumphs, at soon eight big crystal balls. He has set out to be the Best in the history of skiing.

Long ago, the 29-year-old Salzburg with a private team on the road, his caregivers have been dedicated to the "Mission Hirscher", the care could be more individual. A following of this type has no other drivers, the costs are covered to a substantial part by the Austrian Association – what comes back is enormous.

Hirscher was in front of all people gathered, also left the race. The perfectionist calls for total readiness, required by the service man, even once, to drive from France to Austria to fetch a specific Pair of skis.

these are the most important people behind the exception of driver:

tinkerer with a red book and a white moustache.

Ferdinand Hirscher, father. (Image: Keystone/Christian Bruna)

the man with The impressive moustache, may not be missing at edge of ski run, when Marcel swings Hirscher on the slopes. And yet he does it sometimes. Because father, Ferdinand Hirscher, the this rare hair belongs to magnificence, has a fear of flying. He travels only to places he can reach with the car – like to Are. In The Luggage: 30 Pairs Of Skis.

His son is the inventor par excellence in the world Cup – the long Years also the 63. He carries a red book in which he keeps every Detail of each Ski. As to which type of pad is not responding, how aggressive he is. This meticulousness and love to the Finesse often makes the big difference to the competition. It runs once in 1. Run, the Hirscher's also risk. How in Adelboden this year, as a Ski familiar, they had hardly ever tested. 12-Hundredths behind Kristoffersen 71 lead and the victory.

The Workaholic, the 4 a.m. reveille

Michael Pircher, Training. (Photo: Imago/Eibner Europa)

reveille at 4 Year olds during the 43-not the exception but rather the rule. Pircher, called Michael, but all of Mike's call, as a Workaholic. He was a perfectionist, and too good for nothing, said Hirscher. Austrian journalists speak of an obsession with Detail that has no equal.

Pircher drove self-race, crashed hard and had to stop with a smashed thigh, before the career started properly. He studied sport Sciences, supervised Snowboarder, worked as a conditioning coach. Since 1999, he is in the service of the Austrian ski Federation, 2013, to submit the by started industry leader private coach decided. The obligation for the individual path, the Hirscher should take. Only a few weeks after Hirscher also Pircher in November, for the first time, father.

With him Hirscher gets the last touch

Thomas Graggaber, Ski. (Photo: GEPA/Christian Walgram)

man I feel sorry for can. What to listen to. It runs like this: Hirscher going down, fast, and scolds over the Material. For the service man this means: Back in the Container, loops, screws, so that the Atomic slats in the second race fit. Last season, there were for every Slalom is a new model. 2017 Graggaber 100 had week taken a Pair of skis to Beaver Creek, within four days you have been tested – nothing to do with 40-hour. 300 days together to spend the two per year, the relationship is professional, Graggaber referred to his boss as a "very challenging tinkerer". Hirscher says: "Thomas Has a bad day, I can have my best and I'm out of the game." The statement makes clear, the pressures Graggaber charged.

The 38-Year-old was twice a Junior world champion in downhill, in 2005, he went down hard in Kitzbühel, the lung was damaged. He never came back to travel.

The man who is more than a workhorse

Stefan Illek, media. (Photo: Imago/Eibner Europa)

As the man is running again. This time a flight of stairs. Two journalists wait at the top of the grandstand in Adelboden. It is Saturday morning, start number transfer for the Slalom. An Interview here with Hirscher, before this occurs the bottom of the stage. Hirscher comes and passes. "Sorry," says Stefan Illek. "Coming down." He sprints, catches Hirscher, four questions, four answers.

Illeks life has to do with hustle and bustle, with Console, with Cancel. As Hirscher in 2012, won for the first time, the overall world Cup, was Illek his media managers. Since then, the 42-Year-old, riding the FIS race and the Streif in Kitzbühel 46 times as a Ancestors and camera man handled, especially because he's hunchback all sorts of Material through the target site. But he is more than a load for a donkey, "he is a close personal Confidant," says Hirscher. At the end of the season, Illek stop, the hustle and bustle. He takes care of himself henceforth to his family.

On his farm will sweat

Gernot Schweizer, Fitness. (Photo: PD)

It is a converted farmhouse in the Salzburg Abtenau, secluded, inconspicuous. In the barns and meadows is lifted, jumped, hopped, and especially suffered. Swiss training centre is the place where the Basis is laid for the Winter. The athletics coach since the summer of 2014, to His Clan, he rolled up a lot. Soon the shoulders and legs of the athletes were wide, eight pounds of muscle mass Hirscher grew, took in the preparation of the daily 5000 calories. Doping rumors, they remained silent.

the Swiss, who also coached Manuel Feller, developed most of the Exercises by yourself, with Hirscher also boxes, no Training is like another. The German enjoys in the neighboring country of high Reputation, in the Wake of the strategy for the promotion of competitive sports, he was appointed by the Minister of sport, Heinz-Christian Strache, even to the national movement coordinator.

He departs for Hirscher 50'000 km

Josef Percht, Physio. (Photo: Imago/Eibner Europa)

While Hirscher travels once in a private jet at a world Cup race, a physiotherapist Josef Percht with very few exceptions, every long stretch in the car. The many Material that he carries, is not suitable for flight transfers. Around 50 000 kilometres to collect per year.

Percht is often referred to as a Guru, turn off the phone, because he wants to be for Hirscher always available and it is also after midnight would massage. Percht was once a service man in the Alpine area, and later a physiotherapist in Austria's biathletes, he is married to the former Biathlon world champion Yekaterina Jurlowa. The 44-Year-old also takes care of areas such as nutrition, sleep, balance between stress and Regeneration. It is not a coincidence Hirscher denies, Are only giant slalom and Slalom. He says: "I work with the Best. And the Best requires everything to me."


Created: 15.02.2019, 12:15 PM

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