A while ago there was a rumour that Kevin Rolland was going to be leaving Rossignol. It was a rumour that no one could believe as he's been there for so long but it appears the rumour was to come true. With his contract up he chose to leave Rossignol for another brand. That brand is yet to be announced but I'm pretty sure he'll make the right choice.
He won 4 Winter X Games gold medals during his 8 year stint with them and I can't imagine Xavier Bertoni without his pal! Kevin is easily one of the biggest names in skiing right now so I wish him all the best! Here's the press release:
After eight years at Rossignol and magic 4 gold medals at the Winter X-Games, a page turns now with Kevin Rolland. Discovered in 2004, with his friend Xavier Bertoni, Kevin has grown up and sporting exploded with us to give birth to one of the biggest names and best track record of the scene Freestyle International including four gold medals at the X Superpipe. Kevin is one of the few athletes to push all the boundaries, inventing new tricks, to impose his style. It is now a reference for many. Respect!
Despite our desire to continue this great collaboration, Kevin chose to take a different path. We respect his decision and wish him good luck sincerely for the rest of his career.
En route to Sochi 2014
The announcement of the integration of the halfpipe event at the Olympics in 2014 is an important step in the development of sport. To this end, true to its sporting tradition, Rossignol Freestyle Team was a highly competitive, both balanced and rejuvenated to carry its colors at the Winter X-Games and start preparing for the Olympic deadline. Bertoni Xavier , leader of the Team (3 medals at the X-Games), returns in top form and on-motivated for this season. Equipped with the Pro Model, it will prove again this year it is one of the best in the world.David Wise : American 21 is in the Top 5 in Superpipe and will also be a serious contender for a medal at the X -Games. Finally, Rossignol is also preparing the future with a new recruit, a young talented and promising French rider whose name will be announced soon.
We are very confident about the potential of this team, made up of talented riders, all highly complementary. A new season promises to be exciting where they can express and share their style, their enthusiasm and motivation during major events.