The world's best boardercross athletes are ready to kick off their season in Argentina this weekend with qualifying tonight at the majestic Cerro Catedral.
Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, Jarryd Hughes, Cam Bolton and Adam Lambert will all be looking for a huge start to their Olympic season with back-to-back races from Friday night until early Monday morning (AEST time) on a 1,000 metres long technical course.
The Patagonian resort becomes the second ever in Argentina to organise a FIS Snowboard World Cup event since snowboard cross races were staged in Bariloche in 2008 and 2009.
Two-time world champion and 2017 World Championship bronze medallist Alex Pullin arrived in Argentina after winning the Australian New Zealand Cup tour at Mt Hotham in late August.
Jarryd Hughes says the conditions are excellent and he “can't wait for the first race of the season.”
Cam Bolton is very happy with the course saying, “Now that's a start section.”
Coach Ben Wordsworth is happy with his squad.
“The course and conditions in Catedral have been excellent. We had training yesterday, which went well and all the athletes are riding at a high level. The course is technical and that suits our athletes.”
- Friday, Sep 8: Qualifiers SBX 1 at11.30pm AEST.
- Sunday, Sep 10: Finals SBX 1 at 1am AEST.
- Monday: Qualifiers SBX 2 at 10pm AEST, finals at 2am AEST.