Many skiers and snowboarders seized the opportunity. All in all, 78 riders registered for the one-of-a-kind race. Once the personal bib number was received, one could take on the action-packed course, right away. The special thing about the Funcross Race is not only that you can register while the race is already on, but every participant is able to race through the course as often as desired. It’s always about going for the flow and beating your own best time!
Initially, the Funcross Race was scheduled for the day before World Women’s Day. Strong winds and bad conditions led to the postponement. This decision was more than right! The participants could look forward to perfect conditions and fully focus on one thing: Enjoying racing! And this was definitely possible on this spectacular course:
The run started with two nice and long banked curves where you could show off your carving skills. And yes, the starting section was the perfect place for demonstrating a clean downhill position. Only those win the Funcross Race Obergurgl who put in all the effort. After the first turns, you better had some flexible knees. On the waves, no single rider left the ideal racing line. Yet, they skillfully pushed away the bumps – Hermann Maier style. The course further challenged the racers who had to master the hairpin bend by bringing the body into an athletic side position. Full blast into the end section! Just before the last wave, the riders approached a last turn. The fastest racers went slightly airborne before they shot towards the last banked curve. The finish line in sight, it was crucial not to lose time. There was only one more wave to master in the flat part. Focused on a proper downhill position the participants reached the finish. Taking a breath. Checking the time. And back up to the start.
The 78 participants were divided into six different categories. In two of them, last year’s winners successfully defended their title. With the fastest time of 25.66 seconds skier David Scheiber was able to win again in the men’s ranking. The snowboard women winner was by no means unknown in the Funcross world. Lana Behla made it in just 33.41 seconds and took home a well-deserved win after having already succeeded last year. The local snowboarder is part of the girls crew in Obergurgl and definitely used her home advantage. In the other categories, the Funcross Race Obergurgl crowned new winners! Anna Steiner was the fastest among the skiing women (27.76 sec) and Jordan Kelly was the quickest male snowboarder (30.55 sec). Skier Tobias Kaskel mastered the course in 28.59 seconds and won the youngsters ranking, while Cyril Wrann went for the flow on his snowboard. The timer after his run stopped at 35.09 seconds which meant the top position for the youngster.
The Funcross Race once again proved that there’s a racer in all of us! Are you stoked after the race, now? You want to go for the flow again? No worries, we got you covered. The Funcross Obergurgl is open until the end of the season and you can race through it as often as you want. Find all the latest news about Funmountain Obergurgl on Facebook and Instagram. You want to discover other Funcross courses? Check out these flowy Facebook and Instagram accounts.