Sunday Ski & Snowboard News

Sunday Ski & Snowboard News

In today’s Men’s Snowboard Cross FIS World Cup taking place at Vallnord­ Arcalis,  Andorra,  Omar Visintin of Italy came victorious ahead of Lucas Eguibar of Spain in second place and Luca Matteotti of Italy in third. In the Ladies’ Snowboard Cross competition,  the podium had the same boarders but in different orders; Eva Samkova of the Czeck Republic won ahead of Dominique Maltais of Canada and Lindsey Jacobellis of the USA,  respectively second and third.

On the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup Tour, Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland and Vic Wild of Russia have won the third and thus last parallel slalom of the 2014 FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour. The Swiss racer celebrated a back-to-back win on the Bucheben slope in Bad Gastein edging off local hero Julia Dujmovits of Austria and Ester Ledecka of the Czeck Republic to second and third respectively.

In the Men’s FIS Alpine World Cup, Marcel Hirscher of Austria made it three slalom victories in a row on the famed Adelboden Chuenisbärgli course in Adelboden,  Switzerland with a 0.29 second victory over Andre Myhrer of Sweden and young Norwegian sensation Henrik Kristoffersen rounded out the podium 0.66 seconds behind.

On the slopes of Altenmarkt – Zauchensee, Austria for the Ladies’ FIS Alpine World Cup Super G, Nicole Hosp of Austria won in a time of 1:13:14 in front of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein with a time of 1:13:53, and Anna Fenninger of Austria in third with +0.59 from the leader. In the Ladies’ Super Combined World Cup,  Marie-Michele Gagnon took the lead with 2:05:55 in front of Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria for second place and Maria Hoefel Riesch of Germany in third.

And finally,  after yesterday’s Norwegian gala performance at the Nordic Combined yesterday, Team Germany II stroke back today,  claiming the top spot on the podium ahead of Norway II and Germany I. Edelmann/Riessle crossed the finish line 0.4 seconds ahead the runners-up Kokslien/Graabak. The third rank went to Rydzek/Frenzel with a lag of 2.1 seconds.

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