Bansko Hosts European Cup Down Hill Race

Bulgaria’s winter resort of Bansko became the arena of the thrilling Europa Cup downhill ski race on March 7-8.

Winner of the first start became current European Cup leader Stefan Thanei from Italy with a total time of 1:24.55. Second was Cristoph Alster (AUT) with 1:24.68 and third place another Austrian – Peter Struger, with a time of 1:24.84.

The second DH race was won by Florian Scheiber (AUT) with 1:24.56 . Peter Struger (AUT) placed second with 1:24.83, while Mirko Deflorian (ITA) was third with 1:24.96. Stefan Georgiev marked a success for Bulgaria placing 23rd.

Skiers were pleased by perfect organisation as Bansko became the first Bulgarian resort to host a FIS event for the last twenty years.

Great weather, lots of music, and ice shows pleased the guests.


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