Although crappy weather conditions took their toll on the park, riders still came out in force to showcase their freestyle skills at the Swatch TTR 3-Star Austrian Masters in Kuehtai. For the second year in a row, local Austrian riders Julia Baumgartner and Patrik Huber blew away the competition to take the top podium spots.
Unfortunately, the weather conditions became unbearable by the end of the week, resulting in organizers cancelling the final and opting to just take the qualifications into account. Julia Baumgartner impressed the judges with huge tricks at incredible heights, earning her first place. The win means she now sits at Swatch TTR World No.11 and also takes away the female Austrian Master of Slopestyle 2008 crown. Conny Bleicher form Germany finished in 2nd to boost her to TTR World No.17, and Aline Bock, also from Germany, finished third, to secure her spot in the TTR Top 70.
Log onto the TTR website for updated news as well as videos, blogs, and ranking changes. Next up is the Swatch TTR 5-Star Waengl Taengl, taking place in Mayrhofen, Austria where riders continue the chase for TTR Ranking Points.
Women's Slopestyle Results
1. Julia Baumgartner AUT 2. Conny Bleicher GER 3. Aline Bock GER 4. Sandy Gecek AUT 5. Diana Sadlowski POL 6. Silvi Schlereth GER 7. Silke Unseld GER 8. Nicole Sommerauer AUT/USA 8. Haller Maike GER