“You can’t always have a good day,” said Arnaud Gaudet after the World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria. On Sunday, the Quebecer finished 25th after having two difficult qualifying runs that prevented him from reaching the parallel slalom elimination rounds.
The snowboarder from Montcalm hadn’t even counted on making a second run in qualifying.
“I made two big mistakes that cost me a lot of time and miraculously passed for the second heat,” he told Sportcom. My second run was better but I struggled at the back of the field. I was also on the blue course which was slower and I couldn’t catch up.
According to the customer concerned, the conditions were not ideal either. Since the route was not swept, the participants had to overcome the holes that had been made the day before.
The Italian Maurizio Bormolini won the final against the Austrian Arvid Auner. He secured his second win of the season after Bad Gastein and took the lead in the World Cup rankings.
The German Stefan Baumeister completed the podium.
Disappointed with his performance the day after his 11th place finish, Arnaud Gaudet will return to Canada in anticipation of the Blue Mountain World Cup to be held in Ontario this week. A parallel slalom will be presented on Thursday, followed by a team event on Friday.