Quim Salarich, Juan del Campo and Aingeru Garay will compete in the Garmish-Partenkirschen slalom on January 4
It will be the first time in decades that three Spanish skiers meet in the same alpine ski World Cup event
Sometimes memory fails and it is hard to remember the last time three Spanish skiers competed in the same World Cup event. Decades ago, so surely Quim Salarich, Juan del Campo and Aingeru Garay will make history on January 4th when the Alpine Ski World Cup slalom takes place at the German resort of Garmisch-Partenkirschen.
For the 24-year-old skier from Bilbao, Garay, it will be his first participation in a World Cup slalom while Del Campo anticipated a top 30 finish last year in this same setting and Salarich built his first top 10 in Germany at the end 8th and 7th.
Both Salarich and Del Campo will also take part in the Adelboden slalom on January 8. In fact, the emblematic giant slalom is also held at this Swiss World Cup stop.
As we have pointed out, Joaquim Salarich (FCEH-LMCE), on January 4th he will compete in the SL in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) and on the 8th in Adelboden (Switzerland). The Rossignol skier has a very good memory of the German season last season, since they managed to qualify in 8th and 7th, thus achieving their first top 10 in the World Cup. This year he has already played two World Cup events; in Val d’Isere where he obtained the 33rd position and in Madonna di Campiglio in which he set the 38th best time of the first race.
The 28-year-old skier from Premià de Dalt (Barcelona) from La Molina Club d’Esports (LMCE), is a specialist in SL. In the 2021-2022 season he made history for Spanish skiing, with a memorable Top 15 finish at the opening of the SL World Cup in Val d’Isere. That result was followed by another five more great classifications: 15th Madonna di Campiglio, in addition to the top 10 mentioned from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 24th in Flachau and managed to close the season with a 5th position in the SL World Cup founded in Meribel, France, where he won the second set.
For his part, Juan del Campo (NKEF-EURO), will compete with Salarich on January 4 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on January 8 in Adelboden (Switzerland). The Atomic skier turned in a Top 30 finish at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen SL last year. This season he has played two World Cup events; Val d’Isere where he was positioned 43rd and in Madonna where he achieved a 38th position, ex aequo with his teammate Salarich.
The 28-year-old skier from Bilbao of the EuroSki Club is specialized in the technical disciplines of SL and GS. During the 2021-2022 season, he participated in six World Cups, achieving 25th position in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen SL. He achieved very good results in the European Cup, highlighting the 7th position in the SL of Almaasa, Switzerland.
Lastly, he also from Bilbao Aingeru Garay (NKEF-LVERD) The 24-year-old will participate in his first World Cup SL at the German resort of Garmisch-PartenKirchen. The Rossignol skier achieved the 20th position in the European Cup SL competitor in Val di Fassa (Italy) on December 15. During the 2021-2022 season, he preceded a magnificent 16th place in the SL European Cup held in Vaujany (FRA) and two Top 30 finishes in the continental events of Sweden and Andorra.
cross country ski
Without neglecting the presence of Spanish skiers in the World Cup, the long-distance runner Imanol Rojo (NKEF-UZTURRE) will compete in the set of seven tests of the FIS World Cup Tour de Ski. This cross-country ski party begins on December 31 and runs until January 8.
The first test of the Tour de Ski will be held in Val Müstair (Switzerland) on December 31 with the 1.5 km Sprint freestyle; followed by January 1 of the 10 km classic style. The circuit will continue in Oberstdorf (Germany) on January 3, where the classic 10 km will be run and on January 4 the 20 km freestyle in the pursuit mode. Subsequently, it will move to Val di Femme (Italy), where Rojo will participate in the classic Sprint on the 6th and will also start in the 15 km classic mass start on the 7th to end the 10 km freestyle mass start on the day 8, thus closing this very tough Tour de Ski.
The 32-year-old from Toulouse has played more than 70 World Cup events, in addition to having participated in up to five absolute World Cups and three Olympic Games (Sochi’14, PyeongChang’18 and Beijing’22).
World Cup schedule from December 31 to January 8:
- Imanol Rojo – FIS – Classic/Free Ski Tour 31/21 to 8/1:
- 12/31-Val Müstair (SUI) 1.5 km Free Sprint
- 1/1-Val Müstair (SUI) 10 km Pursuit Classic
- 3/1-Oberstdorf (ALE) 10 km Classic
- 4/1-Oberstdorf (ALE) 20 km Free Pursuit
- 6/1-Val di Fiemme (ITA) Classic Sprint Final
- 7/1-Val di Fiemme (ITA) 15 km mass start Classic
- 8/1-Val di Fiemme (ITA) 10 km mass start Free
- Joaquim Salarich, Juan del Campo and Aingeru Garay:
- 4/1-Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) – slalom
- Joaquim Salarich and Juan del Campo:
- 8/1-Adelboden (Switzerland) – slalom