KLUG THIRD AT ISCHGL WORLD CUP GS

ISCHGL, Austria – On the Idjoch course, Canadian Mark Fawcett finished first with atwo-run time of 1:47.14, followed by AustrianStefan Kaltschuetz in 1:48.12 and Klug with a 1:48.49.

Chris Klug (Aspen, CO) posted the fastestfirst run time en route to a third-placepodium finish Saturday in a World Cup giant slalom.

Rob Berney was ninth, posting a 1:50.83, while U.S. Snowboard Team member Anton Pogue (Hood River, OR) was just behind intenth with a 1:50.88.

In the women’s race, Austrian Manuela Riegler was the winner with a 1:59.41, which included a 58.25 in her first pass, the fastest of the day for the women. Italy’s MargeritaParini was second in 2:00.15 and AustrianIsabel Zedlacher was third in 2:01.97. Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, AK) wasthe top American in 22nd with a1:02.63 in her first and only run.

Klug nailed his first run, recording a 53.16, the fastest time of theday. It was a great comeback for Klug as hefailed to finish a parallel slalom Friday on the same course.

The tour stop in Ischgl concludes Sunday with snowboardcross.

SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP
Ischgl, Austria-Feb. 5
Giant Slalom

MEN (30 made 2nd run)
1. Mark Fawcett, Canada, 1:47.14
2. Stefan Kaltschuetz, Austria, 1:48.12
3. Chris Klug, Aspen, CO, 1:48.49
4. Richard Richardsson, Sweden, 1:49.00
5. Jasey Jay Anderson, Canada, 1:49.46
6. Daniel Biveson, Sweden, 1:49.90
7. Maxence Idesheim, France, 1:50.49
8. Felix Stadler, Austria, 1:50.50
9. Rob Berney, USA, 1;50.83
10. Anton Pogue, Hood River, OR, 1:50.88

WOMEN (15 made 2nd run)
1. Manuela Riegler, Austria, 1:59.41
2. Margerita Parini, Italy, 2:00.15
3. Isabel Zedlacher, Austria, 2:01.97
4. Karine Ruby, France, 2:02.10
5. Sandra Farmand, Germany, 2:02.13
6. Maria Kirchgasser, Austria, 2:02.22
7. Nathalie Desmares, France, 2:02.83
8. Julie Pomagalksi, France, 2:03.91
9. Marion Posch, Italy, 2:04.20
10. Sara Fischer, Sweden, 2:04.67