Green light for World Cup races 23 and 24 in Bad Gastein
First title awarded Sunday
Up-coming weekend will mark another step of Bad Gastein in becoming one of the world's greatest snowboard strongholds.
The Austrian winter sport resort will host two races of the Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour on January 10 and 12, 2014, and thus the 23rd and 24th World Cup event in its history as World Cup event organiser.
Peter Krogoll, FIS Official at site, had given the green light for both races after an intensive inspection of the Bucheben slope.
Right now, Local Organisers are working hard to ensure the best possible conditions for the two events.
While the first competition on Friday, which replaces the parallel slalom canceled in Jauerling last week, will be held in the single run format (start 12:45 PM CET), the finals of the best 16 ladies and men of the second race on Sunday will be organised in the re-run format (start 1 PM CET).
However, Sunday will also bring the first World Cup title decision as the small Crystal Globe for the PSL World Cup will be awarded, too, as there are no more parallel slaloms scheduled for the running season.
Check this link for the current Bad Gastein programme.
ORFeins and Eurosport 2 will broadcast the friday event live, with the highlights of Sunday being aired a little bit delayed.