Alex Ferlazzo has competed in the FIL World Cup event in Altenberg, Germany, with the track renowned as the most challenging sliding track on the tour, finishing in 17th place,
First up in Altenberg was the Nation's Cup World Cup qualifier, which saw Ferlazzo advance in ninth place.
In the World Cup event, Ferlazzo finished his first run in a time of 54.658 seconds which was the 16th fastest time of the round.
In the second run, Ferlazzo had the 18th fastest run, finishing in a time of 55.094 seconds.
His two run combined time was 1:49.752 giving him a final ranking of 17th, 2.178 seconds behind event winner Max Langenhan of Germany, with Italian Dominik Fischnaller in second with another German Felix Loch in third.
‘Different conditions every run made it hard to get any consistency going" said the three-time Olympian from Queensland.
"It’s obvious to me I need more training here, especially with the World Championships here next season."
"With the amount of time left on the ice, 17th in the World Cup is tough to swallow. Luckily we’re camping out here for the next 5 days so I’ll have time to move down and get confident in the lower part of the track."
Ferlazzo will now head west to the Winterberg track in Germany, for a World Cup on February 11-12.
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