Top field to enter first ever World Cup in Turkey and celebrate a first
A total of some 50 riders from 15 countries will not only compete for precious World Cup points in the race for the Snowboard Freestyle Overall World Cup title but also battle for record prize money.
112,500 Swiss francs (CHF) will be spread between the best riders with 75,000 CHF reserved for the men and 37,500 CHF for the top women.
The entry list features the likes of 2014 Olympic Slopestyle Bronze medallist Jenny Jones (GBR), Olympians Aimee Fuller (GBR), Cheryl Maas (NED), Sina Candrian (SUI) as well as Elena Koenz (SUI), Ty Walker (USA) and Jessika Jenson (USA) on the women's side.
2013 Silver and Bronze medallists of the Big Air World Championships contest Niklas Mattsson (SWE) and Seppe Smits (BEL) lead the men's field which also includes 2014 FIS Snowboard Freestyle Overall World Cup title winner Mans Hedberg (SWE) and fellow Olympians Ryan Stassel (USA), Ville Paumola (FIN), Janne Korpi (FIN), Mathias Weissenbacher (AUT), Jan Scherrer (SUI) as well as Antoine Truchon (CAN) and 2011 Big Air World Champion Petja Piiroinen (FIN).
Preliminary time schedule World Cup Istanbul, December, 20th:
- Qualification Men Heat 1 10 AM (CET)
- Men Heat 2 12 PM (CET)
- Women 2 PM (CET)
- Finals 6 Ladies & 10 Men 6 PM (CET)
Eurosport will broadcast the finals live on their Eurosport Player from 6 PM CET.