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First World Cup win for Nevin Galmarini

Alpine Snowboard

Nevin Galmarini has triumphed in the 2016-17 World Cup season's second parallel giant slalom which was staged in Rogla (SLO).

In the men's event, it was the WINFORCE athlete standing out. After having been victorious agains Sang-Kyum Kim (KOR), and Sylvain Dufour (FRA), the 2014 Olympic silver medallist also eliminated Kosir to move on to the big finals where he faced defending alpine snowboard overall World Cup champion Radoslav Yankov.

The Swiss racer was able to outpace the Bulgarian athlete with the tiny lead of 0.12 seconds to bring home his career's eagerly anticipated first win in his 88th World Cup start. "It's just unbelievable. It's so special and very important for me. I have been on the podium a few times but this... Every summer I train so hard doing it to finally win a World Cup race. Now this dream has come true. I'm super happy", Galmarini said.

Source: FIS
Picture: Andras Oravecz