Season's finals for the raceboarders at Sudelfeld
On Saturday, February 1st, 2014, the alpine snowboarders will meet for their last race of the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour at Sudelfeld.
It's the first time in the 18-year history of the Snowboard World Cup that a season's final will take place on German turf.
Saturday's event at the Waldkopf slope will thus not only bring some tight battles for World Cup points but also the decision for the small and the big Crystal Globes. At the fourth edition of the Parallel Giant Slalom World Cup presented by Audi, the titles in the PGS as well as the Alpine Snowboard Overall World Cup will be awarded.
However, it was a close decision to host the event. “We didn't have the best snow conditions in the lead-up to the event”, remembers Peter Krogoll. The Chief of Competiton adds: “We believed in the weather forecast and it paid off. We got some fresh snow on Monday. And with snow canons running 24/7 Local Organisers managed to prepare the slope the best possible way.”
The contest in Bavaria gets some extra attention as the World Cup showdown also marks the ultimate form check for the world's best before heading to Sochi to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.
As a result and unlike the years before, also the North American athletes will show up to get some nice carving turns in the snow.
World Cup programme:
Friday, Jan 31, 6 PM CET: World Cup Party with Public Bib Draw Kurpark Bayrischzell
Saturday, Feb 1, 9 AM CET: Qualifiers at Waldkopf slope
Saturday Feb 1, 1 PM CET: Finals at Waldkopf slope