Watles, Italy (15 January 2017) – NZ Ski Cross racer Jamie Prebble (Christchurch) has made an encouraging start to the new year, finishing in 12th place at the Audi Ski Cross World Cup competitions in Watles (ITA).
Jamie reports: “The course had many different elements in it with a crucial straight section making for exciting racing. In the round of 32 I had a big dual with the Swiss skier and managed to hold him off with a photo finish across the line. In the round of 16, a different Swiss skier, a Frenchman and I battled throughout the track and I finished third in the heat, narrowly missing out on progressing. I finished 12th overall and am really happy with the result and banking more qualifying points.”
With Sunday’s Watles race acting as a reschedule for the cancelled Megeve competition that would have taken place on January 21, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup now has an extended break between races, with the next competitions coming up on January 4 and 5 at a new ski cross World Cup venue in Feldberg, Germany.
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