THE THIRD ZILLERTAL VÄLLEY RÄLLEY TOURSTOP TOOK PLACE LAST WEEKEND AT THE PENKEN PARK -RECAP-
6. Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards 3rd tour stop at Penken Park Mayrhofen beats all records
The 3rd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Ride Snowboards went down on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at the Penken Park in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach in the Zillertal. Teams from all over Europe delivered an amazing snowboading show on Penken Park´s versatile slopestyle setup. With over 90 participants in the Penken Fun Ride Battle and over 100 contest competitors, the 3rd event of Zillertal´s most popular snowboard amateur series beats all VÄLLEY RÄLLEY records. Andreas MonEpic Monsberger has put the highlights together for you:
What a weekend! For the 3rd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Ride Snowboards, the Penken Park welcomed all snowboarders with a perfectly shaped setup. On Saturday morning, over 30 cheerful participants came together for the coaching sessions with Ästhetiker coaches Steve Gruber, Friedl Kolar, Chris Kroell and Klaus Hofmeister. At lunch time, the time measurement was turned on and over 90 riders raced through the Penken Fun Ride course. Nobody was able to beat local hero Werni Stock (AUT), who finally claimed victory in the men´s category with a score of 00:47,32 seconds, leaving Ästhetiker legend Wolle Nyvelt (AUT) with 00:47,70 in second place, while former race boarder Felix Widnig (AUT) got third.
In the women´s class, Anna Lora (AUT) climbed the podium in first place with Sandy Gecek (AUT) winning silver and Yuliya Barsukova (RUS) taking home bronze. Kristyna Leony Kulik (CZE) and Sebastian Fuchs (AUT) both claimed gold in the rookies class (16 to 18 years), while Jakub Hrones (CZE) and Manola Plur de la Rosa (GER) climbed the Groms podiums (13-15 years) in first place. In the Super Groms race (under 13 years) Mila Nyvelt (AUT) and Volodymyr Kropov (UKR) raced in the best scores.
Sunday´s start list counted more than 100 snowboarders of all nations. With bluebird and perfect conditions, the snowboarders delivered an amazing show to grab for a medal, mad-prize and prize money. Competitors were further collecting Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLEY overall points and claiming credits for the international World Snowboard Point List (WSPL).
Amber Fennell (GBR) and Ethan Smith (GBR), both from Team Why Ain´t you, delivered by far the best results of the day. While Amber claimed gold in the Super Grom Girls class and simultaneously took the top spot on the overall female podium, Ehtan won the Rookie contest and got first as the best male competitor of the tour stop. It was Benni Fridbjornsson (ISL), who charged double gold with the 1st place in the Grom Boys category and also rewarded as „most impressive Grom of the dÄy,“ In the Super Grom Boys category, Charlie Lane (GBR) keeps sitting in pole position and wins gold for the third time in a row this year. Heli Bockhorni was the winner on top of the Grom Girls podium and Marie Kreisingerova (CZE) became Rookie Girls winner. Last but not least, it was Nico Winkler from Jenbach in Austria again, who claimed the Billabong Best Trick Award with his stylish Cab 720 Tailgrab at Penken Park.
With the third out of four results, it´s getting serious in the VÄLLEY RÄLLEY overall ranking. The overall winners will finally be crowned new Royal Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY family after the final event in Hintertux. The event at Penken Park counts as a n.ASA (New Austrian Snowboard Association) Austriacup and rookies collect points for their World Rookie Rank. More info at http://www.powdern.com.
Partners of the 3rd tour stop are: Zillertal Tourismus GmbH, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Penken Park, Mayrhofen-Hippach Tourism, Ride Snowboards, Red Bull, Billabong, Greenroom Mayrhofen, Black Eye Lens, Dana Beanies, n.ASA, World Snowboarding and Grillhof Alm