Perfect conditions on Lake Louise SBX training day

20 December 2013 10:58
Course overview of the Lake Louise SBX final course section
Course overview of the Lake Louise SBX final course section -
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It's been a mostly sunny training day at Lake Louise, host of the season's second snowboard cross World Cup.

With the riders finally having overcome the jet-lag, the world's best tackled the 1,100 metres long track and its nearly 25 features – all build by two-time Olympian shaper Jeff Ihaksi.

And as always when the former Canadian World Cup athlete designs a course, riders love what they get.

Check out this training run video by Mick Dierdroff (USA) for a better overview:

 

The rollers before going into turn 3

With just a few minor changes left including the rollers in front of turn three, everything seems to be perfectly set for the qualifiers going down today at 10:40 AM MST (6:40 PM CET) for the men and 1:40 PM (9:40 PM CET) for the ladies.

 

39 girls and 76 men will compete in the tie trials to find out who are the fastest 16 women and the top 32 men for the finals run in heats of 4.