Today, Friday 17th February, the 34 riders of the 13 participating countries completed the first of two banked slalom races held at Alabaus snowpark.
At La Molina 2015, the new discipline of banked slalom was included in a World Championships programme for the first time. It has its origin in the USA. Riders perform three individual runs, with the best two being put towards the final standings. There had been three rounds: the two rounds with the best score for each athlete are the ones counting. And that is how the final result of the ranking is obtained.
La Molina: driving force for sports and tourism for people with disabilities
La Molina is an accessible winter centre: it improved the entrances to the chairlifts to the chairlifts, the debutants hill Bosquet, which is defined by having the only lift adapted to the width of the belt and with a railing that provides skiers greater balance and safety; the parking spaces which have been adapted and even better, the specific rental materials for different types of disabilities. Disabled skiers have access to places such as the wc, which was created so that they could enter with their wheelchairs.
The ski resort of La Molina is one of the most advanced winter resorts for people and athletes with disabilities. It’s one of the three ski resorts in Catalunya that is recognized by the Catalan Tourism Agency for sports and for tourism for the disabled. La Molina is a resort created to be accessible and proof of this is the IAKS award, which it won in 2009. La Molina was the second resort in the world to win the special IAKS award for architecture for advanced sporting installations. IAKS stands for the International Association for Sporting and Recreational Installations. It recognizes installations for their design and functionality.
Podiums by categories
SB-UL Nationality Time
1- Manuel Pozzerle Italy 40.93
2- Maxime Montaggioni France 41.42
3- Michael Minor United States 41.57
SB-LL1 Nationality Time
1- Reinhold Schett Austria 42.87
2- Chris Vos Netherlands 43.56
3- Mark Mann United States 45.10
SB-LL2 Nationality Time
1- Evan Strong United States 40.02
2- Owen Pick UK 40.80
3- Keith Gabel United States 40.95
SB-UL Nationality Time
1- Peggy Martin United States 47.71
Time 1- Cécile Hernandez-Cervell France 45.69
Time 1- Lisa Bunschoten Netherlands 46.12
2- Astrid Fina Paredes Spain 56.96
3- Van Renske Beek Netherlands 49.06
8:00 am: Open races
8:30 am: Jury inspection
9:15 - 09:30 am: Track’s recognition
9:30 - 10:30 am: Training
10:45 am: Banked slalom qualification round