Zan Kosir is ready for the winter
Slovenia has many world class race boarders. One of the hottest is for sure Zan Kosir who hopes to better his last winter from up-coming December on.
Last season, the 29-year-old managed to win his first World Cup race in Bad Gastein in front of an amazing fan club crowd which had travelled all the way from Slovenia to support him and cheer for its idol.
“It was a great moment which was actually broadcasted quite often on Eurosport Watts,” recalls the athlete residing in Trzic.
And it's obvious that 'Duka' wants some more of this.
Last January he came close to his first ever World Championships medal but missed it losing the small finals in the parallel giant slalom event to Russia's Vic Wild.
As a result, Kosir took it serious over summer time.
After some relaxing early spring weeks he started his hard work out beginning of May and never stopped it ever since, not even in his holidays.
“I did some kiteboarding with my friends in Greece. Relaxing is an important part of the game, but you must be sure that you don't forget about the physical training.”
Zan, who is not related to former Slovenian carving ace Dejan Kosir kicked off his on-snow training like many other athletes in August on the Mölltal glacier.
“The terrain is very good for alpine snowboarding. In addition, it's close to my home which is perfect for me.”
The sixth ranked rider of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games did train on the same slopes in September and October and will continue going back and forth over the next couple of weeks together with his team mate Jernej Demsar.
“We stared to work together last year and we will continue to do it our way. Why should we change, when its good,” said the third ranked rider of the 2013 Parallel Overall World Cup standings coming out of his so far most successful season; while still hoping to even do better in the 2014 season though.