With a strong performance on the World Cup snowboard cross course in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, Christopher Robanske (CAN) has underlined that he is back to racing mode again.
The national team member residing in North Vancouver, BC, wasn't happy with his early out in the eighth finals at the last World Cup stop in Arosa where he finally ended up on rank 34.
Seething with anger, he posted an impressive best time in today's qualifiers in Veysonnaz, where he came in 12th last year.
He clinched his career's second best time in the time trials crossing the finish line after 58.33 seconds thus edging off reigning World Champion Alex Pullin (AUS, 58.66 - photo), 2013 Junior World Champion Lucas Eguibar (ESP, 58.74) and Alex Tuttle (USA, 58.79) to second, third and fourth respectively.
Interesting side fact – the only time Robanske who seems to be back on top of his game won the qualifiers so far, he also came out first in the men's finals.
The ones in Veysonnaz are scheduled for Saturday 1 PM CET with the Swiss National TV to broadcast live.