Competing in a double World Cup in Cervinia on the Italian-Swiss border, on the first day of competition Belle Brockhoff was the leading performer, unlucky not to finish on the podium, with a super impressive second place qualifying performance and then reaching the top four big-final. Unfortunately in the final, Brockhoff collided with another rider half way down the course ending her race. Brockhoff may have suffered a concussion in the collision, ruling her out for the second world cup event the following day.
Also in action for Australia on day one was Josie Baff in tenth, Cameron Bolton 18th and Adam Lambert 23rd.
On day two, Baff performed extremely well winning her round of 32 and 16 heats to reach the semi-final. Against strong competition in the semi-final featuring multiple Olympic medallists, Baff finished in the top two to advance to the big-final medal round for the second time this season.
In a hotly contested final, Baff led for most of the race, and when challenged held on to secure the silver medal, finishing just behind Charlotte Bankes of Great Britain, with Chloe Trespeuch of France in third.
“Pretty overwhelmed, I am very happy with how I rode today, and after yesterday it was nice to be back on the podium for the second time” said the 19-year-old from Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains.
“I am grateful for my wax technicians - my board was flying out of the start, I couldn't have done it without them and my coaches and whole team.”
Heading into the Christmas and New Year break, Baff is ranked second in the world on the standings after three events.
Cameron Bolton and Adam Lambert improved their performance on day two, with both making the top-ten, finishing in equal ninth place.
The Snowboard Cross World Cup tour will resume on January 27-28 in Cortina d'Amprezzo, Italy.