Zoe Gillings grabs 6th in first race of season
Mon 01 October 07
Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Competition in Valle Nevado, Chile, the opening event of the 2007/08 Season
Zoe Gillings started off the 2007/08 winter season in style by achieving her best result in a World Cup Snowboardcross for three years, when placing 6th in the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Competition in Valle Nevado, Chile, the opening event of the 2007/08 Season.
Zoe Gillings did really well to qualify for the finals in 11th place, after a spectator ran onto the Snowboardcross course, and she was forced to do a re-run. Gillings convincingly won her quarter final heat, but unfortunately a tough lane draw in her semi-final, meant that she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final and finished 6th overall. The competition was won by reigning World Champion Lindsey Jacobellis from USA.
After the race, Zoe Gillings said: “I am absolutely thrilled with this result, as it shows that all the hard work and training over the summer is paying off. I am really looking forward to the next competition on Saturday, and maybe finishing even higher. This is a great start to the season, and I am very excited about the rest of the winter when I can hopefully achieve a victory in a World Cup – that’s my goal for this year.”
“It was a great competition with most of the best riders in the world here in Chile, and so I am so pleased to up there challenging the best in the world.”
Zoe Gillings is a former winner of the Valle Nevado FIS World Cup back in 2004, but following a career-threatening foot injury in 2005 she has had a tough battle back to full fitness. It seems she has won that battle, and now has the chance to take on the best in the world once again, and to win World Cups in the next few seasons. Zoe’s ultimate goal is a medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010.
Mon 01 October 07, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
second dusting of snow in a week this weekend, with up to 30cm of snow falling in the alpine on Saturday night; the snowline making it all the way to the valley
Wed 10 October 07, XSCAPE Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The British Snowboard & Freeski Tour puts its foot down and heads to Milton Keynes SNO!zone on Saturday 13th October for some high-speed action during the Trespass British Indoor Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and slopestyle Jam
Thu 11 October 07, Arapahoe Basin, USA
It'll be a while before its fully open but the High Noon run is open along with a few toys in the terrain park that runs alongside it
Tue 16 October 07, Courchevel, France
Free Party in Coventry
Thu 18 October 07
Burton AM Tour launches into its third season. Europe's largest amateur freestyle snowboarding contest series will stop in 19 resorts in 15 countries