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Schoeffmann and Fischnaller triumph in Cortina night PSL

(lifePR) (Oberhofen / Thunersee, ) Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT) and Roland Fischnaller (ITA) have won the last race of the Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour prior to the Christmas break which took place on Saturday under the lights on the Tondi slope of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Following yesterday's PGS win of her boyfriend Alexander Payer (AUT) Schoeffmann made it a family affair in Italy bringing home her career's third beating strong Swiss racer Julie Zogg, who had just sneaked in the knock out rounds as 16 best qualifier, in the women's final.

Natalia Soboleva (RUS) rounded out the podium in third position with reigning PSL World Champion Daniela Ulbing (AUT) taking fourth.

This season's so far dominating athlete Ester Ledecka (CZE), whose winning streak ended with the loss against Zogg in the 1/8 finals, finished in ninth position and still leads the Overall World Cup ranking with 2,290 points ahead of Schoeffmann (1,820).

In the men's event, Roland Fischnaller finally clinched the top spot in Cortina after he had placed second in all three races staged in the famous ski resort before.

By beating his teammate Edwin Coratti in an all Italian final, he also got redemption for the loss against his friend in Winterberg back in 2016.

Thanks to the 2015 World Champion's 13th World Cup win, Fischnaller also took over the Overall World Cup lead with 2,250 points with today's seventh ranked Nevin Galmarini (SUI; 1,660) sitting in second.

Dmitry Loginov (RUS) won the battle for third and therefore the duel with his fellow countryman and two-time Olympic Champion Vic Wild securing his career's first podium finish in his eleventh start.

The Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour continues after the holidays in Lackenhof, Austria which celebrates its debut as a World Cup host with back-to-back parallel giant slalom races on January 5 and 6, 2018.

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Sabine Schoeffmann: I'm really happy about the win. Three races in a row are pretty exhausting although I didn't really recognise it physically. It was more a mental thing. But bringing home an eighth, fourth and first place finish is very good. That together with Alex's yesterday's win made it a perfect week, especially as it was the first time it didn't rain when I won. I hope the season continues like this.
Roland Fischnaller: I really wanted that win after finishing second here three times in a row. It’s nice as my family and friends were all here. It was a really good day. My self confidence was high after yesterday's second. So I could take it easy and risk a lot at the same time. And it worked out.
Julie Zogg: I'm really happy about my podium finish today. I was 16th after qualifiers, which means I could only win in the duels. So, I was able to go all out and give it all I have. Now I'm looking forward to the Christmas break and to go full speed next year again.
Edwin Coratti: It was an amazing race. 600 days without any good racing result due to my injury makes this podium very special.  


Final Results Ladies
Final Results Men
Final Bracket Ladies
Final Bracket Men
Overall Alpine Snowboard World Cup Standings Women
Overall Alpine Snowboard World Cup Standings Men