Skateboard Qualifying Rained Out-Labarthe Leads Street Luge
Will Stephenson (GBR) and Roberto Marasca (ITA) on a Street Luge practice run. Photo Yorck Dertinger
Thalgau, Austria - Rain continued to create havoc for the Rock & Roll World Cup race. The Downhill Skateboard class was canceled after rain started coming down on parts of the course causing four of the first six skaters to crash. Yvon Labarthe of Switzerland turned in the quickest time in Street Luge qualifying.
Thalgau, Austria - Although there were continued rain showers this afternoon, race officials deemed the conditions good enough to run a four and a half hour practice session. Only about 40 riders chose to participate. The practice session went off without incident. Everyone is hoping the weather will improve tomorrow and that qualifying session #1 can go ahead as scheduled tomorrow afternoon.
This will be the third of 3 IGSA World Cups events in the month of July. Beginning on Wednesday July 23, the riders from all disciplines (Downhill Skateboard, Classic Luge, Street Luge, Gravity Bike and Dirt Surfer) have two days of training runs to learn the fastest route down the track.