Huet and Fletcher win Parallel Slalom

Sesto-San Candido (ITA). Penultimate stage of the 1999/2000 NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup in Sesto-San Candido, Italy, with sunny blue sky and spring temperatures. Nicolas Huet from France and US rider Rosey Fletcher claimed the gold on a slope which was a bit different from the others on the tour.

Although the “Alta Pusteria” has not received a fair amount of new snow recently, means since December last year, the slope for the season’s fifth Parallel Slalom was in pretty good shape today but still needed a lot of work throughout the race. Frenchman Nicolas Huet, eighth place after the qualifications usually doesn’t like this kind of snow but however made his way through the finals to finally claim his second win this season. “I’m very happy,” he said, “I have made it to the podium a couple of times this season but have only won the opening race so I kind of started to miss winning a race. I always like racing in Italy and it’s the fifth time I take a trophy home from here. I did bad in the qualification and needed to put the same pressure on me as during the last races. When this worked, I could also ride as I like and it went well.”

His fellow countryman Xavier Rolland went in second place. “For more than two years I did not make it to the podium,” he said, “and I was really hoping for a win today but I’m very happy with second place. I think I made the right decision not to go to Japan and stay home for that time so I came here with a lot of motivation. I like that kind of snow and the weather was just perfect.”

NOKIA rider Anton Pogue from the US met Austria’s Gerhard Unterkofler in the duel for third place and won. “The course reminded my a lot of back home, Mt. Hood, summer camp training,” he said, “it was hot, sunny and slushy. The course here was pretty straight and fast, you could go really fast.”

Unterkofler got his best-ever result with finishing fourth place. “Everything went pretty well together,” the 19-year-old from St. Johann said, “and it looked like I turned this inside out today. It was pretty hard to believe that I made it to top 16 so I was stoked when I even made it to the next round and the semi finals then. The course was straight at the beginning and kind of tricky in the middle part where I made some mistakes but that’s the same for everyone. I’m so glad and almost can’t believe it…”

NOKIA rider Matthieu Bozzetto from France, who was already safe for the Parallel World Cup title had faced Unterkofler in the quarter finals and dropped out after being disqualified in the second run due to a gate mistake. He finished sixth place. Huet keeps second place in the standings ahead of Austria’s Felix Stadler who ended up 10th today.

Rosey Fletcher got the US team a gold in the women’s race. “That’s great,” she said, “I’ve been suffering a little bit from a chest cold but today I was able to pull it together. The conditions all in all have been a lot like in summer training today and there was a lot of chatters in the turns but with the sun shining on your back you can’t argue on that. March has always been like my second wind, I always get a little bit of spring fever so if the weather stays nice it could still go on.”

Sara Fischer from Sweden made it to second place, her best-ever result so far. “The course was pretty fast and straight,” she said, “plus the snow was different since this is spring snow now and I like this, we also train a lot on this over the summer. “

Jagna Marczulajtis from Poland for the first time ever got the Polish team a medal with finishing third today. “I’m so happy after four years without any major result,” she said, “I had really good runs, a realy good feeling and I think this was it. I made a little mistake in the semi finals put this does not matter anymore. I’m stoked.” Claudia Riegler from Austria finished fourth.

France’s Isabelle Blanc still keeps the lead although she was ranked fifth today. Manuela Riegler fr Austria took 13th but is still in second overall. Fletcher moved up to third today.

The season’s 11th Halfpipe is scheduled for tomorrow.

Men

from Big Final
1121237429Huet, NicolasFRA1000
2311005017Rolland, XavierFRA800

from Small Final
3151004047Pogue, AntonUSA600
4421256441Unterkofler, GerhardAUT500

after Quarter Final
591118507Ebner, MarkusGER18.60450
6221449180Frank, SebastienFRA19.21400
6141237235Bozzetto, MatthieuFRA19.21400
8441403881Sachot, GuillaumeFRA19.33320

after 1/8 Final
911225498Copp, StephenSWE18.72290
1021238690Stadler, FelixAUT18.86260
1131225692Richardsson, RichardSWE18.91240
1241294853Krassnig, DieterAUT18.93220
13111003077Messner, ElmarITA19.25200
14261142757Frenademez, KarlITA19.29180
14161000458Behounek, MathiasGER19.29180
16191002107Idesheim, MaxenceFRA19.64150

not in Finals
17671281564Fröyse, Arnstein DalumNOR19.64140
18201093190Prommegger, AndreasAUT19.72130
1961084557Cosnier, CharlieFRA19.75120
20291010546Niederstätter, KurtITA19.80110
21321393987Nantermod, GuillaumeSUI19.83100
22171403493Manificat, FabienFRA19.8490
23531327639Grebetcharski, Bojan DimitrovBUL19.8680
2371202606Kosir, DejanSLO19.8680
25371005599Sammer, KlausAUT19.9460
2581028879Koller, AlexanderAUT19.9460
27481203770Zezin, DenisRUS20.0345
28331020634Rabanser, GeorgITA20.0940
29391145085Hackhofer, ArthurITA20.1536
30721318133Boivin, CharlesCAN20.1732
31131002398Kaltschuetz, StefanAUT20.1828
32611217835Kaim, AndrzejPOL20.1926
32341085333Maard, UlfSWE20.1926
32251115791Feichter, WalterITA20.1926
35621449277Mermillod, OlivierFRA20.3220
36591218126Starowicz, LukaszPOL20.3618
37521338697Veit, ChristianGER20.4716
38571398643Von Bosio, MoritzITA20.5514
39541403687Duclos, SylvianFRA20.5712
40581312022Trakofler, RobertITA20.6111
41731311537Pitkälä, Antti-JussiFIN20.7810
41501089213Gruener, LukasAUT20.7810
43701006569Tikhomirov, DenisRUS20.908
44641242473Goller, AlexITA21.117
45511002301Janbroers, MarkNED21.166
45471352665Fairchild III, BenjaminUSA21.166
47741398255Pozzolini, StefanoITA21.194
48451477504Maier, AlexanderAUT21.303
49711386518Binter, LukasCZE21.322
50281020343Kildevaeld, MikeDAN21.751
51551144794Gatto, FedericoITA21.89
52761117246Fröyse, Alf DalumNOR21.92
52431194167Knafelj, TomazSLO21.92
54271025969Berney, RobUSA21.95
55651311343Nuuttila, MikkoFIN22.04
56821653947Heuten, EmmanuelBEL23.96
57791103278Meulman, GlennNED24.82

Did not Start
241176998Steggall, ZekeAUS
601374005Moruzzi, RiccardoBRA
831549090Mina, JondrePHI

Did not Finish
51237526Chiquet, MathieuFRA
101426967Ebenbauer, WernerAUT
181084363Bourgault, ThomasFRA
211007345Walder, HaraldAUT
231409410Barone Pitsch., AscanITA
301276811Vastamäki, JoniFIN
381087855Komocar, AlesSLO
401225304Biveson, DanielSWE
411144406Cusini, GerardoITA
461263716Layer, MichaelGER
491472848Plestenjak, PrimozSLO
561202800Verlinden, PeterNED
631223752Bormolini, MatteoITA
661547247Galli, RudyITA
751398061Palfrader, GabrielITA
771233937Vörös, MatejSLO
781541330Lien, AlexanderNOR
801335787Demirev, GeorgiBUL
811045951Feichter, ArnoITA

Disqualified
351318036Sylvestre, JeromeCAN
681246644Gariepy, JoelCAN
691175349Vaitkous, DimitriRUS

Timing by SWATCH

Women

from Big Final
181238787Fletcher, RoseyUSA1000
2151225110Fischer, SaraSWE800

from Small Final
3311217350Marczulajtis, JagnaPOL600
471004920Riegler, ClaudiaAUT500

after Quarter Final
5111236556Blanc, IsabelleFRA20.44450
611004629Renoth, HeidiGER20.51400
7101005308Ruby, KarineFRA20.65360
861019761Posch, MarionITA20.88320

after 1/8 Final
991042556Trettel, LidiaITA20.66290
10401547829Guenther, DorisAUT20.73260
1151149256Parini, MargeritaITA21.12240
1141032565Fingerlos, UrsulaAUT21.12240
13121004823Riegler, ManuelaAUT21.18200
14171007733Zedlacher, IsabelAUT21.32180
15261408052Kaltiainen, AnnaFIN21.33160
15161261873Farmand, SandraGER21.33160

not in Finals
17241102308Sauerbreij, NicolienNED21.34140
1821094451Schlegel, NinaAUT21.36130
19301207650Trudel, IvanaCAN21.43120
20321313283Rey, MarjorieFRA21.47110
21361203867Tikhvinskaja, MariaRUS21.52100
22251403202Valdenaire, FlorineFRA21.5390
23331641434Bitterli, CharlotteSUI21.5680
24181025096O’Malley, ErinUSA21.6270
25231109389Kirchgasser, MariaAUT21.6360
26141002980Mair u d Eggen, DagmarITA21.6450
27191001331Fournier, DorotheeFRA21.6845
28211247420Reinauer, KatjaGER21.8640
29291002010Hookom, StaciaUSA22.2036
30441403396Duboc, EmmanuelleFRA22.4332
31481659185Kacafura, DamjanaSLO22.6028
32341002883Leitner, HeidiGER22.7926
33131225013Windahl, AasaSWE23.0224
34461642792Annunziata, MichelleITA23.6022
35221244704Desmares, NathalieFRA23.6320
36471541912Eschgfäller, JessicaITA23.6618
37411484488Insam, MarionITA23.6716
38491575280Pellissier, CoralieITA24.2214
38351300770Aranda, TeresaSPA24.2214
40391316581Unterweger, HeidiITA24.6711
41501239466Mularz, JoannaBEL24.9210
42451461208Marchesini, MargheritaITA25.359
43271403105Pomagalski, JulieFRA26.558
44521730480Formo, BrigitteNOR30.567

Did not Start
31071559Ranigler, CarmenITA
421085139Tible, AurelieFRA
511418334Verlinden, MiekeNED

Did not Finish
281002786Kulawik, AmalieGER
371102599Sauerbreij, MariekeNED
381194846Kukucz, MalgorzataPOL
431398837Isielonis, BlankaPOL

Disqualified
201001816Herbert, BirgitAUT
1238787Fletcher, RoseyUSA1000
2151225110Fischer, SaraSWE800

from Small Final
3311217350Marczulajtis, JagnaPOL600
471004920Riegler, ClaudiaAUT500

after Quarter Final
5111236556Blanc, IsabelleFRA20.44450
611004629Renoth, HeidiGER20.51400
7101005308Ruby, KarineFRA20.65360
861019761Posch, MarionITA20.88320

after 1/8 Final
991042556Trettel, LidiaITA20.66290
10401547829Guenther, DorisAUT20.73260
1151149256Parini, MargeritaITA21.12240
1141032565Fingerlos, UrsulaAUT21.12240
13121004823Riegler, ManuelaAUT21.18200
14171007733Zedlacher, IsabelAUT21.32180
15261408052Kaltiainen, AnnaFIN21.33160
15161261873Farmand, SandraGER21.33160

not in Finals
17241102308Sauerbreij, NicolienNED21.34140
1821094451Schlegel, NinaAUT21.36130
19301207650Trudel, IvanaCAN21.43120
20321313283Rey, MarjorieFRA21.47110
21361203867Tikhvinskaja, MariaRUS21.52100
22251403202Valdenaire, FlorineFRA21.5390
23331641434Bitterli, CharlotteSUI21.5680
24181025096O’Malley, ErinUSA21.6270
25231109389Kirchgasser, MariaAUT21.6360
26141002980Mair u d Eggen, DagmarITA21.6450
27191001331Fournier, DorotheeFRA21.6845
28211247420Reinauer, KatjaGER21.8640
29291002010Hookom, StaciaUSA22.2036
30441403396Duboc, EmmanuelleFRA22.4332
31481659185Kacafura, DamjanaSLO22.6028
32341002883Leitner, HeidiGER22.7926
33131225013Windahl, AasaSWE23.0224
34461642792Annunziata, MichelleITA23.6022
35221244704Desmares, NathalieFRA23.6320
36471541912Eschgfäller, JessicaITA23.6618
37411484488Insam, MarionITA23.6716
38491575280Pellissier, CoralieITA24.2214
38351300770Aranda, TeresaSPA24.2214
40391316581Unterweger, HeidiITA24.6711
41501239466Mularz, JoannaBEL24.9210
42451461208Marchesini, MargheritaITA25.359
43271403105Pomagalski, JulieFRA26.558
44521730480Formo, BrigitteNOR30.567

Did not Start
31071559Ranigler, CarmenITA
421085139Tible, AurelieFRA
511418334Verlinden, MiekeNED

Did not Finish
281002786Kulawik, AmalieGER
371102599Sauerbreij, MariekeNED
381194846Kukucz, MalgorzataPOL
431398837Isielonis, BlankaPOL

Disqualified
201001816Herbert, BirgitAUT