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Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup
PGS and halfpipe.
Le Relais celebrates debut as a World Cup host with two Parallel
Giant Slaloms / “Who is who” of alpine snowboard scene starts.
One week prior Christmas, the race boarders provide some K.o. system action when the NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup 2005/2006 stops for the second time in Canada in this season. At Le Relais, two Parallel Giant Slaloms will be held on December 17th and 18th. More than 100 competitors from 21 countries will struggle for World Cup points at the ski resorts first and also try to gain an Olympic spot in their national team.
At this year’s last tour stop, the fans of the fast boards can look forward watching the world’s best alpine snowboarders. Besides World Cup leading Simon Schoch (SUI) all other riders of the current top ten have applied to start. 27 years-old Schoch will face his fellow countrymen Heinz Inniger, Gilles Jaquet, Marc Iselin and his younger brother Philipp. In addition, WCS Bronze medallist Siegfried Grabner from Austria, Adam Smith (USA), Markus Ebner (GER), Daniel Biveson (SWE) and Nicolas Huet (FRA), who won two medals at the World Championships in Whistler 2005, hope to grab a podium spot.
Jasey Jay Anderson will be on a special watch. The double World Champion was able to win the second Snowboard Cross in Whistler a few days ago and thus proofed that he is on fire in his home country.
In the women’s field, the international elite starts, too. Besides the top three in the World Cup – Olympic Champion Isabelle Blanc, Julie Pomagalski (both FRA) and PSL Gold medallist Daniela Meuli (SUI) – German Amelie Kober, Ursula Bruhin (SUI), Carmen Ranigler from Italy and Austrians Marion Kreiner and Manuela Riegler will try to come off as a winner. Riegler in person has good memories when it comes to racing in Canada. The 31 years-old grabbed Gold
eleven months ago in the Parallel Giant Slalom.
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