Queenstown, New Zealand (10 August 2015) - Newly crowned National Giant Slalom Champ Willis Feasey had another good day at the office today, winning the men's Giant Slalom Coronet Cup held at Queenstown's Coronet peak ski field.
"I have a bit of confidence now and it's really helping my skiing," he commented after the race. "It's also a good sign that I have the consistency in the races that I have had."
Willis' combined time of 1:38.93s over two runs put him ahead of Andreas Zampa (SVK) in second on 1:39.83s and Nick Prebble (NZL) in third on 1:40.53. Willis led the field after the first run and although happy with his position was confident that he knew where he could pick up even more speed on the second run.
His GS results over the past two days, including a win in the National GS Champs yesterday, have seen Willis improve his GS worls ranking from 190 to 105.
Carole Bissig (SUI) took the win in the women's GS in a time of 1:43.62 with NZ's Piera Hudson hot on her heels in 1:43.90s for second and Georgia Willinger third on 1:45.52.
Racing continues at Coronet Peak tomorrow with The National Slalom Champs. Piera Hudson is the defending women's champion and Adam Barwood the defending men's champion.