Tuesday, 31 January 2006
Season’s fourth Big Air at Milan / Night finals
One week prior this winter’s highlight the freestyle aces attune the snowboard fans in advance to the upcoming Olympic Games with their season’s fourth Big Air of the NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup 2005/2006. At the debut of Milan as a World Cup host athletes of more than ten countries will show their tricks on February 4th right at the “Porta Metropolitana”, Fiera Milano, in the battle for World Cup points. The finals will take place under flood light.
Besides Stefan Gimpl from Austria who is currently leading the Big Air World Cup with 2300 points, his main persecutor will jump the kicker in the metropolis of the Lombardy as well. Indeed Ville Uotila missed the finals at the last stop of the freestyle cracks at Winterberg but the 20 years-old Finnish rider will try to reduce the lead of 880 points of Stefan Gimpl.
2005 Big Air Vice World Champion Matevz Petek who celebrated an impressively comeback at Winterberg winning the season’s third contest after not making it to the finals at the first two stops at Rotterdam and Klagenfurt is among the podium aspirants, too. In addition, with Florian Mausser (AUT), Christophe Reynders from Belgium and Swiss Stephan Maurer three other finalists from Winterberg will start.
Giacomo Kratter (ITA) who placed fourth in the 2002 Olympic Halfpipe will show his tricks as well and thus hopes on the loud support on his fellow countrymen on home turf.
Saturday, February 4th: Big Air Qualification at 13:00
Big Air Finals at 19:30
All local times