Sunday, March 11, 2001-Stoneham, QC ¿ The Motorola ISF ¿Canadian Masters finished in the fast lane. The fastest snowboarders in the world took to the slopes today in Stoneham, Quebec for the Canadian stop on the Motorola ISF Tour. Speed was the order of the day with the fastest 12 women and 24 men from around the world. Today’s big winners were Swiss duo Phillipp Schoch and Steffi Von Seibenthal. The women’s podium had fellow Swiss rider Ursula Bruhin in second place and Austria’s Bridgitte Koeck in third. Siegfried Grabner of Austria and Christophe Segura of France took second and third respectively.

Canadians Jasey Jay Anderson and Mark Fawcett took 7th and 9th place today. “It was great to come back to Canada to race today, although I was here for less than 24 hours. It was a great course, the race preparation by Stoneham was excellent, the times were close. It was a great day of racing!” said a slightly jet lagged Mark Fawcett who flew in last night for the competition and was on his way to the airport straight after the race.

The course was fast and technically demanding lots of carving ¿ top riders going in reverse rank order had to negotiate grooves at the end of the course, they kept their cool going into the second run and their top spots. Siegfried Grabner of Austria who took second had this to say about the race “I’m very happy to come in second today, I like the tough course but I couldn’t make any mistakes.”

Phillip Schoch, today’s big winner celebrates his first win this season, attributing part of the victory to his latest F2 snowboard customized by Schoch himself. “Stoneham (Quebec) is always a cool place to race, not only that the ambiance of the city is great!”

Ursula Bruhin last year’s winner said” Steffi is riding really strong at the moment and I couldn’t touch her today.” An elated Steffi Von Seibenthal said “I can’t believe I pulled it off, I’m usually nervous entering the second run as the leader but today I was looking forward to riding the course again.”

Steffi Von Seibenthal has increased her lead in the race for the Championship title. But with three more races left on the Motorola Tour, the winners of the Motorola ISF World Champion in Alpine are far from being decided.

The Motorola ISF Tour continues with the US Open in Stratton, Vermont, USA for more information visit