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World championship 2013 La Molina.
The first event on the program was the Downhill, after 2 satisfying training runs in wich i both came out in top 5, day 3 the race was on, after the long flat start i lost over 2.8 seconds on the winner, in the 2nd part i could charged more and broth is back to 2.12sec.
I finished in 6th position, this was not enough to reach the podium, but i fullfill the criteria for the Dutch olympic commitee to qualify for the Sochi 2014 games.
In the Super G i was in a good flow, but unluckly crashed in to a gate 4 gates before the finish, also in the slalom i did not manage to set final time.
After the weekend the super combination was on, the conditions on the La Molina slope were getting tuffer. Due to the heay wind the course was hard and icy in some parts.
I set my second top 10 result that week with a 8th place in the combination.
In the GS i couldn't find the flow and was struggeling with the tuning of my skis on the rough contions of the slope. even as many others that day i did not set a result in GS.
Despite the 3 DNF's this week, the 2 top 10 results satisfied me, and de top 6 was good enough for qualification for the Paralympic games. Happy!! with that!!
Europa cup speedevent Tignes
Last year we had the first
European cup speed event in Tignes. And this year Tignes was back on the calender.
Due to the bad wetter conditions only 1 downhill took place. Last year i didn't make the finish without crashes, this year the flow was on my side.
With a confedant run i finished 2nd in DH right in front of Johan Taberlet and behind George Kreiter from Germany.