Top snow sports athletes were treated to bluebird skies and not a breath of wind allowing fast and thrilling racing for the Snowboard FIS ANC Continental Cups at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort this week.
With the first round staged yesterday, today's second snowboard cross event saw Hagen Kearney (USA) triumphing over Trevor Jacob (USA) and Andrew Fisher (AUS) thus securing his career's first ANC race win and due to this fourth Continental Cup win.
On the women's side, Australia's very own Belle Brockhoff nailed a back-to-back win. After having won the first race yesterday, today's victory was equal to her career's sixth Continental Cup win.
Anastasia Asanova (RUS) and Karen Koybashi (USA) rounded out the podium as second and third.
Director of Coach & Sport Development, Adam Dooney was pleased with the quality field for the Continental Cup: “The two days of competition have been incredibly successful, the athletes and course were in top condition.”
Both events in the series were staged this week due to adverse weather canceling the Australian events.
“The athletes are already looking forward to returning next year for Winter Games 2013 and to train in the region,” Dooney said.
The 2013 Winter Games will be hosting a total of three FIS Snowboard World Cups: one halfpipe event as well as – for the very first time – a slopestyle and boarder cross event.