Beaver Creek, USA, held first slalom race in FIS World cup in 1112 season on December 8th 2011. Mitja Valencic, Slovenian alpine skier, member of Elan Racing team, ended the race on perfect 5th place, just 0,85 second after winner, Ivica Kostelic. This was his second best result in career; he was 4th on slalom on Sljeme, Zagreb in January 2010. Mitja Valencic’s first thoughts after the race: “I’m delighted with such outcome. I believe, I shown two very solid runs, at the end the time was on mine side too, everything gathered together and perfect result is here. I’m happy, that I’m going home with one great result from first race.”
World renowned ski manufacturer Elan has reached an agreement with Italian ski racer Massimiliano Blardone, 34, to be his exclusive supplier of World Cup skis and service over the next two seasons. We are determined to return to the top of the World Cup podium where both Elan and Max used to be in the past.