Alvaro Romero, Bernat Ribera and Tony Toledo completed the Spanish representation at the event
Madrid, March 7 (European Press) –
Spaniards Lucas Ejebar, Alvaro Romero, Bernat Ribera and Tony Toledo will face this week in the Andalusian resort of the Sierra Nevada, from Thursday to Sunday, two new tests for the FIS Snowboardcross (SBX) World Cup, which will once again bring together the best specialists in the world after the World Championships in Bakuriani (Georgia).
The four Movistar SBX athletes returned to action after the World Cup event, with Alvaro Romero (NKEF-DALTON) of San Sebastian, at just 19 and in his second World Cup, finishing 13th; Catalan Tony Toledo (FCEH-BST), the same age as Romero, finished 17th, and Catalan Bernat Ribera (FCEH-CSFC) also finished in the “Top 25”.
Meanwhile, Lucas Ejebar (NKEF-DALTON) from San Sebastian, after some unlucky World Cup finals, goes to the Sierra Nevada in search of a victory that will allow him to keep alive his hopes of conquering the general classification and moving up the rating. Crystal Globe, as in 2015.
Now, the Basque Country wants to make up for it and get back on the road to good results after being in two major finals this season: the fourth in Cervinia (Italy) and the fourth in Les de Alps (France). In total, he has 70 World Cup appearances, with 14 podiums and four victories to be eighth (132 points) in the battle for the Crystal Globe.
The current World Cup leader is Germany’s Martin Neuerl, with 254 points, despite having five tests to go to the World Cup finals in Sierra Nevada, one in Vicsonaz (Switzerland) and two in St. Anne’s Mountain (Canada). ) – Egebar can still chase him.
Movistar SBX Technical Director Alex Martin was convinced that Ecebar would “fight for the win”. “He is usually very competitive in these kinds of circumstances and will fight to do it the best way he can. As for the guys, after good performances in the World Cup finals in Georgia by Alvaro, Tony and Bernat, he will fight in the qualifiers and once they get into the finals we will try to compete with all our might.” What we have to get the best possible role in the World Cup at home.”
“The organization of this World Cup in Sierra Nevada is doing a great job preparing the track for this international event. They did an excellent job as there was a lot of snow movement, the preparation of the track great and we made sure we were going to get exceptional conditions for the SBX World Cup,” he said, noting.
Thursday March 9th will be devoted exclusively to training and road reconnaissance, and Friday the 10th will be when qualifying for both the women and men begins. The finals, in which the 16 best athletes and the 32 best athletes from the preliminary round will attend, will take place on Saturday the 11th. And on Sunday the 12th there will be a live final heat. The test will be broadcast by Teledeporte, Eurosport and Canal Sur.