On December 21st and 22nd Breuil-Cervinia is going to host a FIS World Cup stage with an amazing Snowboard Cross competition.
The best world riders will challenge each other in a pre-Olympic race that looks like a warm-up before the main five circle event.
With Qualifying on Thursday and Finals on Friday, the week before Christmas is announced to be rich in emotions, even because since Tuesday it will be possible to see the athletes on track.
For people not familiar with the discipline we are talking about a race where a group of riders starts contemporary and face up a descent including parabolic curves, jumps, stairs and flat with the possibility of collision between riders.
It’s been years since the lift company started investing on a Boarder Cross track, that has hosted many national team trainings from all over the world and even some Europe Cup competition. For Italian national athletes the Breuil-Cervinia’s trail is one of the most beautiful on the circuit.
For this first World Cup edition the chosen slope is the n° 26, in Plan Maison area, served by Pancheron chairlift.
Technicians, shapers and volunteers will do their best to make it unique and to show the best side of Cervinia to the World circuit.
To be ready, let’s start to get to know the Italian national team, that is one of the best in the world.
Our boys and girls in the 2016-2017 general ranking closed first in male and second in female categories.
Here following some of the top riders:
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The Snowboard Cross World Cup has been made possible by the cooperation between:
Comune di Valtournenche, Cervino S.p.a., Cervino Tourism Management, We Snowboard Cervinia A.S.D., Esercito - Centro Addestramento Alpino, Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, ASIVA, FISI, FIS, Radio Number One, Helvetia.