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. Butwith 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 www.isf.net
RESULTSGS WOMEN-MOTOROLA ISF TOUR -CANADIAN MASTERS –STONEHAM, QCRANK SURNAME FIRSTNAME NATION1 VON SIEBENTHAL Steffi SUI2 BRUHIN Ursula SUI3 KOECK Brigitte AUT4 JAUFENTHALER Heidi AUT5 KRINGS Doris AUT6 HIMMLER Katharina GER7 DAL BALCON Isabella ITA8 MEISSER Milena SUI9 HOFFMANN Babsi AUT10 LIVERS Nadia SUI11 ELZENBAUMER Bianca ITA12 ZUPAN Polona SLO13 BLASSNIG Sabina AUT14 KELLENBERGER Kathrin SUI15 JACOBELLIS Lindsey USA16 TRUDEL Ivana CAN17 SEDOVA Jana SVK18 HARROP Jenny CAN19 SAITO Michiko JPN20 MOORE Becky CAN21 HALME Lilian CAN22 MURRAY Karen CAN23 HARDY Jeanne CAN
RESULTSGS MEN-MOTOROLA ISF TOUR -CANADIAN MASTERS –STONEHAM, QCRank Surname First Name1 SCHOCH Philipp SUI2 GRABNER Siegfried AUT3 SEGURA Christophe FRA4 KESTENHOLZ Ueli SUI5 JAQUET Gilles SUI6 SALVATI Simone ITA7 ANDERSON Jasey Jay CAN8 MUTSCHLECHNER Hannes ITA9 FAWCETT Mark CAN10 GRUETTER Andre SUI11 KAITALA Janne FIN12 KNABL Stefan AUT13 +VAUGHAN David CAN14 BOECK Stefan AUT15 EISELIN Urs SUI16 STRIGL Matthias AUT17 HANSELMANN Christian SUI18 OBERMOSER Gerald AUT19 INNIGER Heinz SUI20 BAEHLER Bjoern SUI21 SETTELE Christian GER22 FLANDER Rok SLO23 SCHOCH Simon SUI24 DABRINGER Michi AUT25 EISELIN Andreas SUI26 OFFIERSKI David CAN27 HORNE Matt CAN28 DAENZER Markus SUI