Kronplatz, Italy- (13 February 2014) – New Zealand ski cross racer Jamie Prebble (Christchurch) has achieved a podium result at the Red Bull Kronplatz Cross in Italy. The event, now in its third year, attracts a strong field of world cup competitors and a crowd of over 5000 spectators.
Representing their country, racers compete in teams of three and must reach the bottom of the slope by crossing all kinds of obstacles, jumping over a hut and speeding through large ice sculptures.
Jamie joined forces with Borja Gregorio from Spain and Blaz Ogorelc from Slovenia to make up “Team internationals”. The combination was a success and the team finished in third place behind Team France in first and Team Switzerland in second.
"It was a crazy race mixed with tough snow conditions and some creative course features making exciting racing,” explained Jamie after the race.
Jamie is spending the 2014 northern hemisphere season following the world cup ski cross circuit in Europe and North America. Last month in Val Thorens, France he became the first New Zealand male to qualify for the knock-out finals in a Ski Cross World Cup.