The OWIA Snowboard Cross team arrived back in Europe last week, with all team members training in Leysin, Switzerland in preparation for the resumption of competition.
Two time World Champion, Alex “Chumpy” Pullin says he can’t wait to get back to competing.
“I’m definitely very hungry to get to the start gate and get racing,” Pullin said.
“We’ve had a really good week here in Leysin; we’ve had some good snowfalls and a good little start section that we’ve been able to train on,” Pullin added.
Due to unseasonal snow conditions, the course has been shortened, however, head coach Ben Wordsworth thinks this could suit our athletes.
“Feldberg will be a sprint like World Cup which is shorter than usual, but it will be full size in terms of width,” Wordsworth said.
“We will also be running six man heats for the two World Cup events. We feel that this will benefit our athletes as they have the ability to be fast out of the start,” Wordsworth added.
Current standings for our Australian athletes:
5th - Belle Brockhoff
4th - Cam Bolton
9th - Alex Pullin
17th - Jarryd Hughes
22nd - Matthew Thomas
IMAGE: Alex Pullin leading the way in the last World Cup in Montafon held in December © FIS/Oliver Kraus