The Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships 2009
On the first day of the 2009 British Snowboard Championships it was time for the racers to show off some high speed action in the Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships, which witnessed over 100 snowboarders going head to head down the challenging course until only the fastest remained to battle it out in the finals. Snowsport GB Team member, Zoe Gillings dominated the day’s competition, gaining the fastest race time of the competition as well as claiming the title, for the second year running.
In the women’s final, it was set to be a fast paced race with three of the four finalists being Snowsport GB team members and snowboardcross specialists. Zoe Gillings, who had got the overall fastest time in the first round of qualifications, got away from the others first with a great fast start out of the gates. Hitting the first jump Zoe increased her lead even further following a couple of the other competitors crashing, but all rode away to continue the race. Zoe held onto her lead for the entire race, securing her the top spot and title for a second year running. As Zoe crossed the finish line, Lesley was hitting the last kicker of the course finishing in second place, followed by Dani Stone in third and Ivy Taylor in fourth.
Zoe Gillings said – “It was awesome to win! I’ve been competing in Snowboardcross all season so couldn’t have had better training for today. As I was one of the favourites to win that added extra pressure so I feel really happy and relieved at the same time to have won.”
Trespass British Snowboardcross Results
1st – Zoe Gillings
2nd – Lesley McKenna
3rd – Dani Stone
4th – Ivy Taylor
Don’t forget to check out the BRITS 2009 daily webcasts at www.brits09.com, where you will be able to review the snowboard and freeski action from the previous day’s competition. The webcast for today’s competition will be available to view from approximately 12 noon on Tuesday 31st March.
The BRITS, which is part of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Animal, Quiksilver, Trespass, SNO!zone, Cushe, SUSO, TSA and Ellis Brigham. Demo partners: DC, Ride, K2, Line and Clifbar. Media partners: Whitelines, Skiclub.co.uk, Metrosnow.co.uk, Extreme Sports Channel and Snowboardclub.co.uk. Destination partners: Switzerland Tourism and Laax
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