Snowboard : Europa Cup concludes season

24 March 2014 23:16
Patrizia Kummer (SUI) - an idol for many of the upcoming Alpine riders
Patrizia Kummer (SUI) - an idol for many of the upcoming Alpine riders -
Miha Matavz

The Europa Cup wrapped up its season on the weekend of 20th March 2014.

First place gets a fixed starting spot in the World Cup, while second and third place make the cut only if they have reached 200 points.

The Continental Cup in Europe wrapped up things with one snowboard cross event in Lenk (SUI) and two slopestyle competitions in Strbske Pleso (SVK).

Emiliano Lauzi (ITA) and Toms Petrusevics (LAT) battled it out for the title at two exciting last slopestyle stops.

While the Latvian rider placed first and second, a second and third place finish from Lauzi was just enough to earn him his first title with 1,120 and a secured spot for the World Cup tour.

On the ladies’ side, Clara Janikova (CZE) clinched the title in her first year on the tour with 1,600 points ahead of team mate Katerina Vojackova, due to a second place finish and a win in the final event.

The Snowboard cross tour finished with Charlotte Bankes (FRA) underlining her great winter as outstanding female rider with a win and her first title after two fourth place finishes in the 2012 and 2013 standings.

In the men's competition, it was Austria's Julian Lüftner who decided the close title battle with Swiss Jerome Lymann in his favour after placing fourth in Lenk.

One week earlier, the parallel European Cup tour came to an end in Ratschings (ITA) with Edwin Coratti (ITA) clinching the men’s and Nadya Ochner (ITA) taking the ladies’ titles.

Silvana Clavuot (SUI) and Max Kralj Kos (SLO) won the halfpipe title in mid-January.

The North American season will conclude with a sbx race in Big White on April 6.