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Maelle Ricker from Canada and Pierre Vaultier from France have won the season’s first Snowboard Cross of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup 2009/2010 against the strong international competitors. In the final of the second World Cup on Argentinean soil Ricker left Bulgaria’s Alexandra Jekova, her team mate Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Tanja Frieden from Switzerland behind. On the men’s side Pierre Vaultier crossed the finish line ahead of the Americans Seth Wescott and Graham Watanabe, as well as Austria’s Markus Schairer.
The top favourites claimed victory in the first parallel race of the 2010 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup season. In the SnowWorld Landgraaf, Holland, Amelie Kober (GER) and Benjamin Karl (AUT) secured victory in the sole indoor race of the World Cup winter. The German rider successfully competed in the ladies’ final of the Parallel Slalom against reigning World Cup title holder from Austria Doris Guenther. Her fellow countrywoman Claudia Riegler (AUT) placed third after she had crossed the finish line in the small final ahead auf Australia’s Johanna Shaw. On the men’s side, the 2009 Parallel Slalom World Champion from Austria was able to beat Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA). Canada’s Jasey Jay Anderson rounded out the podium as third relegating Aaron March to the fourth spot – a career’s best for the Italian.
What a day for Stefan Gimpl: The Austrian snowboard veteran not only celebrated his career’s seventh World Cup triumph by taking Gold with 52.7 points at the season’s first big air competition of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup. The rider from the Salzburg countryside also made himself a fantastic birthday present. Aged 30 now and in front of 15,000 spectators at Battersea Power Station in London, the World Cup title defender relegated Switzerland’s Gian-Luca Cavigelli (50.5) and Domen Bizjak from Slovenia (49.7) to the second and third rank respectively. Matevz Pristavec (SLO, 49.7) had to settle for fourth finishing also with 49.7 points.
Australians Torah Jane Bright and the Japanese Kazuhiro Kokubo have won the second Halfpipe Competition of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup 2009/2010 against the world elite of the freestyle talents. Kokubo was on fire in the perfect shaped super pipe of Saas-Fees (SUI) freestyle park Allalin. With a clean first run and spectacular jumps he claimed the victory ahead of Mathieu Crepel (FRA) and Peetu Piiroinen (FIN). On the ladies side Torah Bright dominated on the sunny day with two faultless runs and left Xuetong Cai (CHN) and Sophie Rodriguez (FRA) behind.
150 Athleten stellten sich der Herausforderung, die längste schwarze Abfahrt der Alpen zu bezwingen. Die Athleten fanden sich aus Teilen von Österreich (NÖ, OÖ, Steiermark, Kärnten, und Tirol) und aus den Nachbarländern Italien und Slowenien, ein. „champ or cramp war auch heuer in 2 Cup Wertungen vertreten, einerseits im Austria-Skitour-Cup (Elite-Cup) und andererseits im Odlo-Cup.
Adrenalingeladenen Sport erlebten 40'000 Zuschauer am Samstagabend beim Red Bull Crashed Ice in Lausanne. Auf einem 400 Meter langen Kunsteis-Parcours kämpften 64 Finalisten Mann gegen Mann um den Sieg. Schnellster Eiscrosser war der schwedische Routinier Jasper Felder.
Noch nie gab es beim Mountain Attack so viele Starter wie in diesem Jahr: 798 Athleten aus 11 Nationen stellten sich der Herausforderung: 3008 Höhenmeter - 6 Gipfel - 40 Kilometer. Traumhafte Pistenbedingungen und herrliches Winterwetter ermöglichten auch in diesem Jahr sensationelle Laufleistungen.
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Bereits zum 36. Mal fand der \Internationale Tiroler Koasalauf\" in St. Johann in Tirol vor der majestätischen Kulisse des Wilden Kaisers statt."""