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Emil Andre Ulsletten. Foto: Process Films

Emil Andre Ulsletten. Foto: Process Films

VM halfpipe kanselleres

Skrevet av Lisa Mari Watson, 13. Mar, 2016

Snowboard VM, Yabuli: Søndag 13.mars måtte arrangørene kansellere halfpipe konkurransen på grunn av kritiske snøforhold. Under følger den offisielle kommunikasjonen til kjørerere og media om avlysningen av pipekonkurransen.

GENERAL STATEMENT / WORDING / PART OF NEWS RELEASE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 13th

Halfpipe competitions cancelled due to critical conditions

The halfpipe competitions at the Corona World Championships of Snowboarding 2016 in Yabuli, China were cancelled due to critical conditions in the interest of the safety of the riders. The decision was made jointly by TTR, WSF and the local organizing committee after an extensive consultation with riders, coaches and team managers. Ice rain on March 4th and 5th lead to difficult snow conditions, which did not allow shaping a world-class halfpipe in time for competition. The venue crew had tried everything possible to ensure a safe contest for both women and men. TTR and WSF would like to thank the riders and nations for their support and understanding.

 

MESSAGE TO RIDERS on March 13th 2016

Halfpipe competition is off, halfpipe exhibition is on

Dear riders,

during yesterday´s riders meeting a common understanding was reached, that the halfpipe competitions at the Corona World Championships of Snowboarding 2016 cannot be executed due to safety concerns. This decision was taken after a long meeting with riders, coaches and team managers. Despite the enormous and passionate efforts of the whole venue crew and the local organising committee the conditions just don´t allow a safe world-class contest.

TTR and WSF have decided to equally share the total allocated halfpipe prize money among all riders who had registered in Yabuli for the halfpipe contests.

Also we would like to invite you to a halfpipe exhibition session on March 16, which will be televised. The venue crew is continuing to work on the pipe. By Wednesday the pipe will be in a condition to allow a great exhibition session showcasing our sport for the Chinese audience.

Please get in touch with our riders management team for coordinating your banking details, travel plans and your participation in the exhibition session.

We thank you for your understanding and your constructive cooperation.

 

Best,

Reto Lamm on behalf of the Boards of TTR Pro Snowboarding and World Snowboarding Federation