« Hermann Maier ne sera jamais Champion Olympique de descente. Antoine Dénériaz l’est depuis hier. Pour toujours. Voilà comment se font et se défont les destins des plus grands, lors des plus grands rendez-vous. Hermann Maier, géant parmi les géants du ski alpin, sixième hier, n’accomplira pas son rêve. Antoine Dénériaz était hier matin encore dans l’attente du sien, auquel il croyait si fort. Il l’a accompli. Il est devenu à son tour un très grand. Jamais dans l’histoire contemporaine des Jeux d’Hiver, un champion olympique de descente n’avait repoussé si loin ses rivaux. Michael Walchhofer, deuxième, à 72 centièmes, les autres à plus d’une seconde ! Comme si un athlète, l’été, remportait le 100m des Jeux trois bons mètres devant les autres...
Chamonix ,13 months ago.. Antoine had to finish his season early , due to a ruptured ACL ligament in his knee. Antoine Deneriaz , one of the best gliders on the circuit who knows how to generate speed like no other on slopes like the Banchetta in Sestriere, prooved yesterday that he is so much more than a good glider but a skier with an exceptional mental capacity, strength and intelligence. He would have needed a lot of strength and believe during a whole year to live for this very day ,the 12th of february 2006, the day that was meant to be his day.The great history of french sport and the list of Olympic Downhill Champions has been enriched by an outstanding person and not only another name alongside Henri Oreiller, Jean Vuarnet, Jean Claude Killy and Jean-Luc Cretier."
Claude Droussent, L’Equipe
Monday 13 February 2006
Antoine Dénériaz – Digest:
Born on March 6th 1976 in Haute-Savoie.
Member of French ski team from 1995 to 2007.
Downhill Olympic Champion 2006.
141 Starts in World Cups (3 victories, 6 podiums)
3 times French Champion
DÉNÉRIAZ the brand POWERED BY PASSION
The brand DÉNÉRIAZ reflects strong values in the eyes of Antoine Deneriaz. Important human values that you learn from growing up in a little village in the mountains with 500 inhabitants. A place where you soak up respect, love and passion for skiing, snow and for the mountains.
In order to accomplish your career as an elite athlete, you need to constantly question yourself and to constantly seek perfection and innovation. To become Olympic Champion you need to have the best equipment possible. Today Antoine Deneriaz is using all his experience to further his brand and his products.
Son of a carpenter, Antoine Dénériaz grew up with the love for detail and well finished work. Later this love was transformed into the constant search of the perfect and most fluid turn possible.. and crowned with the most prestigious medal of all : The Olympic Downhill Gold at the Winter Olympic Games. Origins which today takes again all their sense within the DÉNÉRIAZ factory, where smells of wood come from the artisanal manufacture of skis.