Zoe Gillings 6th in Bad Gastein
Sun 10 January 10
Zoe Gillings, Britains No.1 snowboardercross today produced her seasons best result so far finishing in 6th place at the latest round of the World Cup Snowboard cross series in Bad Gastein, Austria
Zoe Gillings, today produced her seasons best result so far finishing in 6th place at the latest round of the World Cup Snowboard cross series in Bad Gastein, Austria. Zoe started the competition yesterday with the qualification round where she displayed some excellent technical course racing finishing in 4th position overall ahead of todays finals.
Zoe quickly started today as she meant to go on by winning her first heat ensuring progression into the semi finals. Zoe had a good start out of the gate settling in behind the Olympic silver medallist Lindsey Jacobellis but following a minor mistake on one of the mid turns, Zoe was passed into 3rd place. Despite a last second attempt to pass into second place just before the line, Zoe just missed out finishing in third position. In the small final Zoe was up against the World No 1, Maelle Ricker (Can) Gulini (USA) and Francon (Switz). Zoe again produced another solid start out of the gate settling in behind Francon and in front of the World No 1, Ricker. Zoe made steady progress down the course finishing in second position just behind Francon resulting in an overall finish position of 6th place.
Zoe commented after the race, “Im really happy with todays result, especially with qualifying in 4th position yesterday. I’m really happy with my starts today as I have been practising these over the summer and I also beat the World No 1 who is one of the favourites for Gold in Vancouver in February, so overall im really happy with the result.”
Zoe now travels to Veysonnez, Switzerland for the next round of the World Cup series to be held on the 15th January.
Tue 12 January 10, Nanshan, China
Cloudy yet wind-free conditions in the Quiksilver Nanshan Mellow Park created a moody backdrop as yesterday's 12 qualified riders stepped up to do battle on day two of the 4Star 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open, Asia's largest stop on the TTR Tour this season
Tue 12 January 10, Laax, Switzerland
The top 18 men and the top 13 ladies advance into the semi-finals where they will meet invited top-riders. Britains Jamie Nicholls qualified in 14th place and Aimee Fuller came 4th in the womens.
Wed 13 January 10, Laax, Switzerland
At the Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland Brit Jamie Nicholls made the slopestyle final 16, after his top 10 finish in the semis.
Wed 13 January 10, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
* Chamonix Snow Tally Reaches 4m. * Rain at 2010 Olympic Venue closes slopes. * 2km long snow slope opens in The Netherlands, ride up provided by free six-seat chairlift.. * Good conditions in the Alps . * Good conditions in North America.
Thu 14 January 10, Laax, Switzerland
At the Burton European Open in Laax, it was mens halfpipe qualification & semi final day. 20-years-old Finnish rider Ilkka-Eemeli Laari came 1st. Brit Ben Kilner narrowly missed out of the finals, finishing in 18th place.