2014 Winter Olympic Snowboard Cross

16-17 February 14

Boarder-x Competition

The Boarder Cross comes to Sochi and will no doubt provide some of the best thrills and spills of the whole olympics!

The snowboard cross is a all or nothing event which take place on a course made up of various, obstacles, banks, and jumps. Athletes are subject to elimination in qualifying runs. Results in the qualifying round determine snowboarders’ places in the final groups (the athlete with the best qualifying result gets starting number 1, and so on). In this stage, two groups of leaders run the course simultaneously, in an exciting battle over the right to advance to the final. The final group run determines who the medal winners are.

Riders lining up for the snowboardcross at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park will be greeted with 1,250-metre long course, featuring eight turns, a series of jumps, roller sections and vertical drop of 210m.
 
The course, has already been successfully tested at a number of events including the FIS Freestyle World Cup in February 2013, and the FIS Snowboard World Cup in March, and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the riders who have tested it.
 

Snowboard Cross Course Sochi 2014
Snowboard Cross Course Sochi 2014
Sochi 2014

This was all put together by leading experts David Ny and Nicolas Vaudroz who worked with FIS cross specialist and Olympian Martin Fiala to create exceptional course. Speaking of the course Fiala said:
 
“The Olympic programme always provides some extra special characteristics from our World Cups and World Championships courses,”
 
“The cross course in Rosa Khutor challenges all skills from both snowboarding and skiing. I would like to thank all involved from the Rosa Khutor ski area, National Ski Association(s), from the Organising Committee and also to the course designers and the course builders for their hard pre-work on the road to the competitions” 
 

The main time are as follows:

16th February

11:00 Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding                                  

13:15 Ladies' Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals                          

13:31 Ladies' Snowboard Cross Semifinals                              

13:45 Ladies' Snowboard Cross Finals                          

17th February

11:00 - Men's Snowboard Cross Seeding                                  

13:30 - Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals                               

14:01 - Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals                         

14:13 - Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals                              

14:17 - Men's Snowboard Cross Finals              

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