Today, the 15th and until the 25th of this month, January, the Snowboard World Cups will take place at the Kreischberg station (Austria). During these 10 days of competition the snowboardcross, halfpipe, slopestyle, SL parallel, big air and GS parallel tests will be held.
It is a special moment because the army of Spanish snowboarders is fit and aspires to everything. We review the Spanish members who are going to participate in this World Championship.
The Spanish Snowboard Cross Squad (SBX) of the RFEDI composed of Regino Hernández (winner of three World Cups in Gangow in 2009, La Molina in 2011 and Stoneham in 2013) and Lucas Eguibar y Laro Herrero (two World Cups: La Molina in 2011 and Stoneham 2013), will compete on January 15 and 16 to take the SBX test. The objective of the San Sebastian snowboarder is to rank in the top 15. Hernández, from Sierra Nevada, meanwhile, wants to do his best, and after his good results last season his motivation is to be in the top eight. And the Cantabrian Herrero also aims to excel and finish in top positions, he thinks it would be good to be among the five or ten best in the championship. Israel Planas, coach and coach of the team, thinks that the athletes arrive at a great moment after a very well-worked preseason.
Let's not forget that Both Hernández in 2011 and Eguibar in 2013 were Junior SBX World Champions and in 2014 both climbed to the podium in the World Cup of this specialty. so they aspire to everything in this new appointment. Regino participated in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and the three coincided in Sochi 2014, where Donosti's was an Olympic diploma by obtaining seventh place.
Queralt castellet (three World Cups: Arosa 2007, Gangow 2009 and Stoneham 2013) will compete in the halfpipe event on January 16 and 17. The snowboarder from Sabadell participated, at just 17 years old, in her first Olympic Games in Turin 2006 (she also attended the Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014) and since then has become a reference in the half-tube modality. In these World Cups a good performance is expected from her and a good result after the preseason she has done in New Zealand and her current training sessions in Switzerland. He assures that he will go for all and that he will try to be at the top of the podium.
Maria Hidalgo, the youngest Spanish member of the team at 17 years old, will participate in her first World Cups and compete between January 19 and 21 in the Slopestyle modality. The goals of the also Catalan are to participate, compete well and enjoy the experience in this important event.
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