Kosir to also sit out Bad Gastein
He was the most dominating man of the last winter bringing home all three World Cup titles of the alpine snowboard World Cup tour but this season, Zan Kosir is still working on his comeback hoping to finally make his first World Cup appearance soon.
However, the Slovenian raceboarder who already missed the Carezza and Cortina races is still suffering from back problems and won't be able to start in the Bad Gastein parallel slalom this Friday, an event he left his stamp on in several ways so far.
In the last three years, the 31-year-old from Trzic managed to bring home podium results four times of which two were wins, including last year's psl event on the Bucheben slope.
In addition, his personal fan crowd which traveled from Slovenia in several busses to cheer for his idol transformed the slope on the foot of the Stubnerkogel in some kind of Slovenian home soil over the past four years, too.
“Bad Gastein is definitely my favourite World Cup venue, and I always want to give my best in Bad Gastein, especially because of my fans.
I had a lot of great results but I won't make it this year. I'm just not ready yet,” he says.
Kosir is currently concentrating on his rehab and training programme hoping to be back to business for the Rogla parallel giant slalom on January 30th.
Nevertheless, the two-time Olympic medallist is following the action and is pretty sure that “we can expect at least one Italian on the podium this time.”
We will soon find out if Kosir is right when the story unfolds with the finals under the lights taking place on Friday at 6 PM CET (live on ORF 1 & SLO 2).