Slovenian masters enjoy a good day at home

Masters racing kicks off European Downhill Championship

Slovenian fans were more than satisfied with first final results of the downhill European Championships held at the famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora in Slovenia over the weekend. Slovenians took three medals, one of each color, in the masters races.

Andrej Sumbergar, the new European champion in the masters 35-39 age group, was the hero of the day. Sumbergar was the runner up in the European championships in 2006 in Italy. He was one of two favorites after yesterday's seeding run, during which he set the second fastest time. Bostjan Felc was fastest in qualifying, but made some mistakes at the bottom of the final run and finished second.

Sumbergar also set the fastest time of the day with 2:53.04. In addition to being one of the most charismatic figures of Slovenian downhill scene, Sumbergar also shares a birthday, height, weight and passion for beer with the more famous downhiller, Steve Peat.

Dusan Leposa completed Slovenia's collection of medals with a third place in the Master 34-39 category. Slovenians Aleks Kragelj and Sebastjan Zmrzljak were fastest in this category, but both made mistakes on the way to the finish in Kranjska Gora. Italian Paolo Alleva won and Dusan was third.

2009 European Champions
Women: Maeve Baxter (Irealand)
Men 30-34: Polo Alleva (Italy)
Men 35-39: Andrej Sumbergar (Slovenia)
Men 40-44: Jörg Heydt (Germany)
Men 45-49: Alastair MacLennan (Great Britain)
Men 50+: Max Schuster (Austria)

 

Results
Master women
1Meave Baxter (Irl)0:02:13 
2Gloria Salvatori (Ita)0:00:15 
Master men 30-34
1Polo Alleva (Ita)0:02:56 
2Michael Cowan (Irl)0:00:01 
3Dušan Lepoša (Slo)0:00:01 
4Jaroslav Chytil (Cze)0:00:03 
5Wojciech Koniuszewski (Pol)0:00:04 
6Aleks Kragelj, (Slo)0:00:06 
7Paolo Gelati (Ita)0:00:07 
8Sebastjan Zmrzljak (Slo)0:00:08 
9Jigí Knap (Cze)0:00:09 
10Petr Machálek (Cze)0:00:10 
11Georg Vit (Aut)0:00:10 
12Hinek Cizinsky (Cze)0:00:11 
13Andrej Slivka (Svk)0:00:11 
14Werner Jessner (Aut)0:00:14 
15Gregor Guna (Slo)0:00:15 
16Damien Duggan (Irl)0:00:15 
17Marcello Pedroni (Ita)0:00:16 
18Michael Gölles (Aut)0:00:16 
19Davide Tonelli (Ita)0:00:17 
20Emanuele Tomassoni (Ita)0:00:18 
21Simon Daniel (Aut)0:00:19 
22Boštjan Vikin (Slo)0:00:20 
23Uroš Šercelj (Slo)0:00:20 
24Patrick Müller (Ger)0:00:23 
25Sean Herlihy (Irl)0:00:24 
26Nicola Giacobbe (Ita)0:00:25 
27Boris Horvath (Svk)0:00:31 
28Patryk Persich (Pol)0:00:31 
Master men 35-39
1Andrej Šumbergar (Slo)0:02:53 
2Boštjan Felc (Slo)0:00:03 
3Oscar Colombo (Ita)0:00:04 
4Gianluca Aleotti (Ita)0:00:12 
5Fabio Del Greco (Ita)0:00:13 
6Ian Mcintyre (Irl)0:00:14 
7Stefan Westerveld (Ger)0:00:18 
8Joe Ward (Irl)0:00:18 
9Leo Mácha (Cze)0:00:20 
10Stephan Eckardt (Ger)0:00:21 
11Milan Cizinsky (Cze)0:00:27 
12Darren Cox (Irl)0:00:28 
13Emiliano Carminati (Ita)0:00:29 
14Petr Tesarik (Cze)0:00:32 
15Csaba Hálasz (Hun)0:00:36 
16Michael Pecsi (Aut)0:00:42 
17Paolo Poletti (Ita)0:01:21 
DNSJanez Jamnik (Slo)  
DNSSebastien Chovet (Fra)  
Master men 40-44
1Jörg Heydt (Ger)0:02:59 
2Daniele Fusconi (Ita)0:00:02 
3Giuseppe Lividini (SMr)0:00:03 
4Harry Huschina (Ger)0:00:18 
5Colin Finley (Irl)0:00:25 
6Daniele Guardigli (Ita)0:00:48 
7Gianluca Andreani (Ita)0:00:50 
8Sandro Baldissarri (Ita)0:00:51 
Master men 45-49
1Alastair Maclennan (GBr)0:01:46 
2Massimo Tosadori (Ita)0:00:09 
3Stefano Caiola (Ita)0:00:09 
4Luigi Frison (Ita)0:00:18 
5Giuseppe Lorenzoni (Ita)0:00:24 
6Simone Noccioli (Ita)0:01:22 
Master men 50+
1Max Schuster (Aut)0:01:59 
2Miroslav Pek (Cze)0:00:01 
3Derek Laughland (GBr)0:00:03 
4Stephan Mangelsdorff (Ger)0:00:07 
5Ernesto Pedroni (Ita)0:00:14 
6Thomas Sheridan (Irl)0:00:15 
7Dario Parlato (Ita)0:00:29 
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