Dual World Champion Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, who is set to make his third Olympic appearance in Korea, ranked 9th on the first of two days of racing after finishing third in his quarter-final run behind Canada’s Kevin Hill and Germany’s Martin Noerl.
Unable to qualify for the quarter-finals after finishing outside the top two in their eighth finals, Sochi Olympians Cam Bolton and Jarryd Hughes ranked 22nd and 27th respectively.
Olympic debutant Adam Lambert finished the opening day in 33rd place with a best time of 40.48 while fellow Aussie Josh Miller was 0.03 seconds behind in 34th and Matt Thomas in 38th.
Sochi 2014 Olympian Belle Brockhoff, who recently received medical clearance to compete in the women’s event at PyeongChang 2018, will compete in a modified World Cup program in Feldberg.
“I have a plan in place to compete in just the time trials and maybe do one round of heats in the second World Cup here since we want it to be a smooth introduction back to sport,” Brockhoff previously said.
“I’ve had a week on snow prior and got my confidence back. I’m really pushing it on my board so my knee can get used to the feeling.”
Day 2 of the Feldberg World Cup kicks off on Sunday 4th February with qualifications beginning at 19:00 (AEDT). For live results on the Aussies click HERE.
The Australian men will take to the snowboard cross track on Day 6 (February 15) of the PyeongChang 2018 Games at the Bokwang Phoenix Park while Brockhoff, the Australian team’s only female boardercross rider, will compete on Day 7.