Last stop of the Motorola ISF World Pro Tour1999/2000 in Alpine! The almost traditional event here at the JakobshornBahnen in Davos / SUI, held for the 9th time, has been the perfectatmosphere for a great race tonight:Thousands of spectators in the huge event-village on the “Bolgen” saw theworld’s best riders doing a great show, and the winners of the prestigioustitles of the Motorola ISF World Champion in Alpine really had to provetheir skills in tonight’s K.O. finals:

The women’s: After current leader in the rankings Ursula Bruhin (SUI/F2) wonthe qualification this morning and second in the ranking, Jana Sedova(SVK/Burton) came also second in the qualification – it simply could’nt havebeen closer before the finals started. Bad luck for third ranked HeidiJaufenthaler (AUT/Burton), who crashed in the qualification and so could notfight for the title.

In the finals then it soon became obvious that Bruhin wouldn’t let anyoneget on the podium higher than her, she did run after run without theslightest mistake and clearly won both, competition and title!

At the men’s, long time leader of this year’s rankings and winner of thequalification, Swiss Scott rider Gilles Jaquet dropped out already in thefirst round, so he unfortunately was out of the title race soon and thedecision was made between Jaquet’s teammate Ueli Kestenholz and leadingAustrian Siegfrid Grabner (Burton). Kestenholz, had to compete against(Swiss Racing-) Team colleague Phillip Schoch (SUI/F2) already in thequarterfinals due to their ranks of the qualification: And Kestenholz won,won against Michi Dabringer then in the semi finals and so was in thefinals.

On the other side of the ladder, Siegfried Grabner fought his way into thepodium, but in the semi-finals, he was defeated by strong Swiss rider UrsEiselin (Nidecker), and so the decision was on the edge again: In caseKestenholz comes second, a third place in the small finals for Grabner wouldhave been enough to win the World Championship title. But Kestenholz provedhis strength and by winning the finals also and is now World Champion inAlpine. “It was a perfect race for me, even better! It’s my Girlfriend’sbirthday and I dedicate today’s victory to her”, Kestenholz stated.

Results Duel Women
1BRUHINUrsulaSUIF2
2HOFFMANNBabsiAUTHOT
3HIMMLERKatharinaGERVOELKL
4SEDOVAJanaSVKBURTON
5NEURURERHeidiAUTBURTON
6KRINGSDorisAUTVOELKL
7MEISSERMilenaSUIF2
8DAL BALCONIsabellaITAF2
9MEULIDanielaSUIHOT
10DUJMOVITSGloriaAUTRAUCH
11LIVERSNadiaSUIF2
12AUERCarmenAUTBURTON
13ZUPANPolonaSLO
14SALAVCOVAKarolinaCZEBURTON
15JAUFENTHALERHeidiAUTBURTON
16PLANCHERELCecileSUIRED BULL
17KOECKBrigitteAUTO’NEILL
18ELZENBAUMERBiancaITABURTON
19UESHIMAShinobuJPNSIMS
20PESKOManuelaSUIBURTON
21MIYOSHIKazumiJPNNIDECKER
22MACHIDAYoshikoJPNBURTON
23TANAKAAkiraJPNJCOGASAKA
24BUEHLERPerrineSUIBURTON
25TAKAHASHIMasakoJPNBC-STREAM
26NAKAMURAHirokoJPNROSSIGNOL
27MIWATakiJPNGRAY ESP
28YAMADAChihoJPNMOSS

Results Duel Men
1KESTENHOLZUeliSUISCOTT
2EISELINUrsSUINIDECKER
3GRABNERSiegfriedAUTBURTON
4DABRINGERMichiAUTBURTON
5ZANGERLKarl-HeinzAUTOXBOW
6GRUETTERAndreSUIBURTON
7SCHOCHPhilippSUIF2
8KAITALAJanneFINBURTON
9JAQUETGillesSUISCOTT
10BOECKStefanAUTHH
11MAEKAWAJunJPNHOT
12RINGGerryAUTZIENER
13SCHOCHSimonSUIF2
14SALVATISimoneITABURTON
15KNABLStefanAUT
16HANSELMANNChristianSUIMAMMUT
17FAWCETTMarkCANHARDCORPS
18ISBRANDTGuenterITAWILD DUCK
19FLANDERRokSLOGOLTLES
20CHRISTOFFELMarcelSUIVOELKL
21HILFIKERMarcelSUIF2
22TENGGChristophAUTVOLKLSUKO
23GEILERManuelAUTF2
24WALCHERJoergAUTCLEAN
25CARIGIETEricSUIF2
26SETTELEChristianGERVOELKL
27DEUBLAlexanderGERF2
28NOGUERESebasstienFRAF2
29BUEHLERCyrillSUIBURTON
30DANYujiJPNNITRO ESP
31STRIGLMathiasAUTHOT
32MUKAIGAWAKoreyoshiJPNBC-STREAM
33SCHMITTIngolfGERGENERICS
34SUGIMOTOKojiJPNBURTON
35OBERMOSERGeraldAUTHOT
36PROULXSylvainCANCHIEMSEE
37CAVEGNSimonSUINIDECKER
38EISELINAndreasSUIEISSPORT
39SCHNIDRIGLouisSUIVOELKL
40UHLMANNManuelSUIF2REDBULL
41SPOERLIMartinNZEOXYGEN
42KALTENBACHSisleySUISCOTT
43BATESMichaelGBRSCOTT
44KAWATANoriakiJPNGRAY
45BUEHLERRuediSUIBURTON
46SUZUKIHiroshiJPNBURTON
47‘*PRIELMAIERAndreasGERF2

Motorola ISF World Championships 1999/2000 – Alpine Women:
1BRUHINUrlulaSUIF2
2SEDOVA JanaSVKBurton
3JAUFENTHALERHeidiAUTBurton

Motorola ISF World Championships 1999/2000 – Alpine Men:
1KESTENHOLZUeliSUIScott
2GRABNERSiegfriedAUTBurton
3JAQUETGillesSUIScott

Tomorrow the Night-finals in Halfpipe for the Motorola ISF World Pro Tourare scheduled, stay tuned!

Cybercasting AND live streaming of the finals can be found underhttp://www.snowboarddavos.ch