Aussies top per­form­ers in Con­ti­nen­tal Cup

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LAST week saw Aus­tralia’s best alpine skiers hit the slopes at Hotham Alpine Re­sort in Vic­to­ria for the Aus­tralia New Zealand Cup ( A N C ) eve n t s ove r f o u r days.

More than 70 ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing 10 coun­tries took part with USA, Canada, NZ and many coun­tries through­out Europe in the field for the two events, Gi­ant Slalom (GS) and Slalom.

Start­ing off with the Men’s GS on Day 1, Aus­tralia’s Luc Che­va­lier from Thredbo fin­ished third be­hind win­ner Adam Zampa from Slo­vakia and Hig Roberts from the USA in sec­ond.

Aus­tralia’s Win­ter Olympian Greta Small launched her cam­paign in gold, win­ning over Sabina Ma­jer­czyk from Poland.

Small backed this up at her home moun­tain, Hotham Alpine Re­sort, with a sec­ond win in the Slalom tak­ing first place over Ma­jer­czyk again and team mate Jessica Haslau from Mt Buller in third.

In t h e m e n ’s G S o n Day 2, Zampa was once again in front with Mat­tias Roen­ngren from Swe­den in sec­ond and Aus­tralia’s Ross Per­audo from Per­isher plac­ing third.

In the Women’s GS events it was a fierce com­pe­ti­tion with top places jug­gling from the day be­fore.

Fin­ish­ing off in first was New Zealand’s Piera Hud­son fol­lowed by Aussie Greta Small in sec­ond.

She was joined by team mate Jessica Haslau from Mt Buller in third.

On to the Slalom event and strong Gi­ant Slalom per­former Ma­jer­czyk fin­ished in first with Aus­tralia’s Haslau back­ing up her third place GS per­for­mance to take sec­ond in the over­all Women’s Slalom.

Elise Chau­vel from the USA was in third.

I n t h e M e n ’s S l a l o m , Zampa from Slo­vakia again took the crown of gold ahead of US team mates Hig Roberts and Nolan Kasper.

The first Aus­tralian to place on day two was Ross Per­audo in 11th po­si­tion.

The Aus­tralia New Zealand Con­ti­nen­tal Cup event now heads to Coro­net Peak in New Zealand with over­all dis­ci­pline (GS, SL) win­ners se­cur­ing their own world cup spot for the up­com­ing North­ern Hemi­sphere sea­son.

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