March 16, 2023
Dusek leads with aggressive maneuvers in fifth
After a mixed weekend in Spain, reigning world champion Jakob Dusek has regained his old strength in Veysonnaz.
After two mixed races last weekend in Sierra Nevada (ESP) with 33rd and 25th places, Jakob Dusek presented himself superbly again at the Snowboard World Cup in Vicsonnaz (Switzerland)! The world champion finished fifth overall to be the winner of the minor final.
Both in the round of 16 and in the small final, Jacob Dusek showed two amazing maneuvers, when he outpaced his rivals from fourth place and thus twice took the lead, which he then did not give up. “After a failed weekend in Spain, this fifth place was very good for my self-confidence. I was playing outdoors in good time twice and really enjoyed both the quarter-finals and the small final in the flat section in the middle of the course and then being in between getting past my opponent, Although there wasn’t much room there. In the semi-finals I wanted to pick up the pace from the front, but unfortunately I made a little mistake. But I’m still very happy with my performance today.” Jacob Dusek.
David Bickle crossed Australian Adam Lambert’s line in the quarter-finals, receiving a yellow card for that and returning to fourth place from this heat as he finished third in his heat. Styrian finished 16th in the final, and Julien Loftner, the third Austrian in the final 32nd, finished fourth in his 16th qualifying round in 27th place. German Martin Norl beat Spaniard Alvaro Romero and Italian Lorenzo Somareva.
In the women’s category, Brit Charlotte Banks celebrated her fifth consecutive World Cup win, ahead of Czech Eva Adamczykova and Australian Jozy Paff. Pia Zirkold of Lower Austria qualified 18th. She missed the jump in the 16th final.
Team ÖSV travels to Canada next Monday, where they will finish off the World Cup season with two races on March 25th and 26th at Mount Sainte-Anne. Alessandro Hammerl will not be making a trip to North America. The Olympic champion from Beijing is still suffering the consequences of two concussions, which he sustained when he fell during retralam training in mid-January and early March at the World Championships in Bakuriani (GEO). This is why Vorarlberger prematurely ended the season.
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