Nokia FIS World Cup GS Ischgl Results

Ischgl (Austria). Day two of the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup 2000/2001 at Ischgl, Austria, brought the head-to-head action back to the ‘Idalpe’ when the season’s first Parallel Giant Slalom was held today. Nicolas Huet from France and Italy’s Lidia Trettel claimed the wins in an exciting race.

Yesterday’s Parallel Slalom winner Mathieu Bozzetto from France had already feared that he might not be in top shape to repeat a similar result today further to his recovery from a knee surgery but the French team claimed another gold however with Bozzetto’s friend Nicolas Huet winninig.

After Huet has knocked out his teammate Thomas Bourgeault, Swiss rider Philipp Schoch and Daniel Biveson from Sweden he faced Werner Ebenbauer in the final duel and it looked as if the Austrian might be able to beat him when Ebenbauer finished the first run 39 hundreds of a second ahead of Huet. In the second run the French closed the gap and finally got the win under his belt. “It’s great that the French got it again,” he said, “but this doesn’t necessarily mean that we are unbeatable. It’s was a perfect start into the season but it was also much harder to race today with all the runs from yesterday in the legs. I don’t even like to think about another one tomorrow… There was no time to relax, you had to concentrate all the way through and push it to the limits. The level is really high and I needed to fight from the first to the last run. I’m glad I worked it out but it really was a hard job.”

Ebenbauer pulled second. “I calculated for a win when I got to the finish after the first run but second place is fine for me, the Austrians had top results and there’s still another chance tomorrow – I’m extremely motivated. I can’t judge if I will be able to repeat or even increase the result but I will try my best. There will not be too much party tonight – I’m really tired and we need to get up so early…”

His teammate Dieter Krassnig met Daniel Biveson in the consolation round for third place, managed to win both duels agains the Swede and pulled third. “This is just great, especially after I have dropped out two times already this season. I always did good in training and qualifications but could not work it out in the finals so I was so nervous this morning. My results towards the end of last season have been very good – I made it to the podium again and also won so there was much pressure on me for this winter.”

With his second place yesterday and today’s win Huet is leading the Parallel World Cup standings ahead of Bozzetto and Ebenbauer.

Italy’s Lidia Trettel had to wait for a World Cup win for more than one year but managed to get it under her belt today. When she faced her teammate Carmen Ranigler in the final duel she managed to win both runs and was overwhelmed: “I just can’t believe it,” she said. “I lately changed my board and feel so much better on the new one so I was even convinced that I could make it a good one today but I never expected it to result in a win – that’s just great and I feel confident for tomorrow now.”

Carmen “Kamikaze” Ranigler, known for good Snowboard Cross results last season, proved already two weeks ago that she also has good skills in alpine Snowboard racing with claiming the win in the Giant Slalom at Tignes. “I don’t know what to say,” she stated, “everything is just working fine for me now – the board is fine, I’m in good shape, my training was all right and my head is clear so there’s nothing I can complain about. I’m feeling fine overall and this gives me the confidence I need. It was just so tiring and there’s another parallel race tomorrow so I don’t know yet what to expect for that one…”

Yesterday’s winner Karine Ruby faced US rider Rosey Fletcher in the consolation round and the finished tied in the first run. In the second run the French set the pace and claimed the bronze. “I was even close to make it to the duel for first place,” she stated, “but just could not work it out in the semi finals against Carmen. However, third is fine for me – it’s my best result in Parallel Giant Slalom for quite a time so I’m happy” – and it brought her the lead in the Parallel standings ahead of Trettel and Ranigler.

Men
1 HUET Nicolas FRA
2 BOZZETTO Mathieu FRA
3 EBENBAUER Werner AUT
4 KOSIR Dejan SLO
5 RIKARDSSON Richard SWE
6 STADLER Felix AUT
7 BIVESON Daniel SWE
8 KRASSNIG Dieter AUT
9 EBNER Markus GER
10 ROLLAND Xavier FRA
11 ANDERSON Jasey Jay
12 CHIQUET Mathieu FRA
13 COPP Stephen SWE
14 PROMMEGGER Andreas AUT
15 SCHOCH Philipp SUI
16 KALTSCHUETZ Stefan AUT
17 GRUENER Lukas AUT
18 KOLLER Alexander AUT
19 POGUE Anton USA
20 BOURGAULT Thomas FRA
21 KLUG Christopher J
22 BEHOUNEK Mathias GER
23 FRANK Sebastien FRA
24 WEDDING Ryan CAN
25 SAMMER Klaus AUT
26 UNTERKOFLER Gerhard AUT
27 VASTAMÄKI Joni FIN
28 MAIER Alexander AUT
29 CHALMERS Darren CAN
30 EISELIN Urs SUI
31 NIEDERSTAETTER Kurt ITA
32 SACHOT Guillaume FRA
33 FEICHTER Walter ITA
34 MUTSCHLECHNER HannesITA 80
35 IDESHEIM Maxence FRA
36 KNAFELJ Tomaz SLO
37 SYLVESTRE Jerome CAN
38 NANTERMOD Guillaume SUI
39 BARONE PITSCHEIDER Ascan
40 ASPMAN Jonas SWE
41 STEGGALL Zeke AUS
42 GREENWOOD Jeff USA
43 CUSINI Gerardo ITA
44 LAYER Michael GER
45 SCHOCH Simon SUI
46 MACOMBER Peter USA
47 WALDER Harald AUT
48 RABANSER Georg ITA
49 COSNIER Charlie FRA
50 JANBROERS Mark NED
51 ARCHIBALD Jeff USA
52 STAROWICZ Lukasz POL
53 JEWEL Tyler USA
54 FISCHNALLER Roland ITA
55 SEGURA Christophe FRA
56 MERMILLOD Olivier FRA
57 GATTO Federico ITA
58 GRUETTER Andre SUI
59 FONT Jordi SPA
60 MORUZZI Riccardo BRA
61 FAWCETT Mark CAN
62 NUUTTILA Mikko FIN
63 VAUGHAN David CAN
64 MORENCY Mathieu CAN
65 MEULMAN Glenn NED
66 ZEZIN Denis RUS
67 KILDEVAELD Mike DAN

Women
1 1042556 TRETTEL Lidia
2 1071559 RANIGLER Carmen

Finals
3 1005308 RUBY Karine
4 1238787 FLETCHER Rosey
5 1032565 FINGERLOS Ursula
6 1236556 BLANC Isabelle
7 1349561 SEDOVA Jana
8 1261873 FARMAND Sandra
9 1149256 PARINI Margherita
10 1225110 FISCHER Sara
11 1109389 KIRCHGASSER-PICHLE MariaAUT
12 1225013 WINDAHL Aasa
13 1519996 LIVERS Nadia
14 1094451 SCHLEGEL Nina
15 1002980 MAIR UNTER
16 1244704 DESMARES Nathalie

Qualifications
17 1408052 KALTIAINEN Anna
18 1025096 O’MALLEY Erin
19 1519995 MEISSER Milena
20 1001816 HERBERT Birgit
21 1241697 BARCLAY Melissa
22 1019761 POSCH Marion
23 1256926 MAIER Evelyn
24 1547829 GUENTHER Doris
25 1312992 CLOUTIER Helene
26 1247420 REINAUER Katja
27 1024805 OTT Lynn
28 1203867 TIKHVINSKAJA Maria
29 1403202 VALDENAIRE Florine
30 1403396 DUBOC Emmanuelle
31 1102308 SAUERBREIJ Nicolien
32 1007733 ZEDLACHER Isabel
33 1245577 KOSGLOW Lisa
34 1398837 ISIELONIS Blanca
35 1000652 BOERMA Marcella
36 1396315 PLETZER Romy
37 1313283 REY Marjorie
38 1002786 KULAWIK Amalie
39 1448986 WINKLER Kathrin
40 1124327 KRINGS Heidi
41 1102599 SAUERBREIJ Marieke
42 1182430 MCKENNA Lesley
43 1641822 LOVASZ Laura
44 1170984 HASEGAWA Miho
45 1638233 ESCHGFÕLLER Jessica
46 1085139 TIBLE Aurélie
47 1641434 SNOW Charlotte
48 1130826 IIDA Ran
49 1239466 MULARZ Joanna
50 1247129 HIMMLER Katharina
51 1524161 VAVRUSKOVA Nikola
52 1004920 RIEGLER Claudia
53 1004823 RIEGLER Manuela
54 1313574 LAISSUS Marie
55 1405918 DEMETER Silvia
56 1006957 VAN ERT
57 1418722 MIHNEVICI Alina
58 1512715 COMBAL Lucie
59 13631
41 SUZUKI Chihiro