SBX season gets going with Montafon World Cup
While the FIS Snowboard World Cup season officially got underway end of August with a halfpipe and slopestyle event, it's now time for the snowboard cross athletes to take over centre stage competing in the first event in the Northern Hemisphere.
With a positive snow-control in the back, everything is set for the 2014 winter's second World Cup stop when the Montafon World Cup returns Dec 6 thru 8 featuring both, a single race as well as a team event.
The race weekend staged on a brand new course at the Seebliga built by Olympic shaper Anders Forsell (SWE) also marks the first test for the riders who all will be pushing hard to score top results.
Not only for the World Cup and the World Ranking List and thus some national quota spots for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games but also to meet their nation's requirements for earning a personal spot for Sochi.
With more than 100 riders, including 2010 Olympic and 2013 World Champion Maelle Ricker (CAN) as well as 2011 and 2013 World Champion Alex Pullin (AUS) plus last season's Montafon winners Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Omar Visintin (ITA), the field is deep, strong and hungry for success again.
Compared to 2012, the 2013 race will be even more exciting a Race Organisers already confirmed to run the event with heats of 6.
Check the full program here:Event Program Montafon World Cup