Ochner and March triumph in Winterberg PSL Team event
The 2016-17 FIS alpine snowboard World Cup season closed out in Winterberg today with a PSL team event staged on the Poppenberg slope in pouring rain again.
Italy's Nadya Ochner and Aaron March grabbed the win ahead of 2017 PSL world champions Daniela Ulbing and Andreas Prommegger of Austria.
“It was a fantastic race. It weren't the best conditions with the rain but the slope hold out pretty well. It was a pleasure to ride with Aaron today. I was pretty confident that he would do well today after he finished second yesterday. So, I just had to make sure that I go as fast as I could – and it worked out well,” said Ochner with teammate March adding:
“It's a fantastic finish of the season. It was fun racing today, especially as Nadya was paving the road to victory very well. She gave me some pressure to go fast.”
Germany's Carolin Langenhorst and yesterday's triumphant racer Stefan Baumeister rounded out the podium as third doing their home country proud by beating Switzerland's Julie Zogg and Dario Caviezel in the small final.
The second PSL Team event was the first one ever to be staged on German soil.
In the team event, the second racer starts as soon as the first one has crossed the finish line.
It's a format which provided tons of thrilling duels from start to finish today – including the battle for first and third as both heats featured some exciting head to head racing and were decided by the tiny mere of 0.03 seconds.