SiteGround is excited to support the Bulgarian Freeride ski and snowboard team for a second year in a row! The 2022 – 2023 winter season is starting strong for the young professionals. Despite the lack of snow in her homeland and, therefore, the impossibility of preliminary training, the young snowboard star Teodora Ilieva has already won one silver and one bronze medal at the first starts of the season in Chamonix and Avoriaz, France.
In general, the Bulgarian team made a good start, but the competition is extremely tough , and most competitors have a head start in the preliminary field practices due to the better winter weather conditions in their home countries.
“We are happy with this start in France, and we hope for more podium finishes until the end of the season. We are in high spirits.”, commented Simona Kamberova, the team’s manager.
The full standings for the two starts in France are as follows:
- Teodora Ilieva – 2nd place, snowboard
- Iliana Mihovska – 4th place, snowboard
- Simeon Pavlov – 5th place, skiing
- Tina Bliznakova – 7th place, skiing
- Boryana Angelova – 10th place, skiing
- Daniel Uzunov – 23rd place, skiing
- Valentin Balov – 30th place, skiing
- Martin Roshkov – 31st place, skiing
- Teodora Ilieva – 3rd place, snowboard
- Iliana Mihovska – 6th place, snowboard
- Tina Bliznakova – 8th place, skiing
- Martin Roshkov – 22nd place, skiing
- Simeon Pavlov – 24th place, skiing
- Daniel Uzunov – 27th place, skiing
There are nine athletes representing Bulgaria this season at eleven starts in five locations worldwide. Three of the boys’ and girls’ team members move on to the “big league.” They are Tina Bliznakova (ski), Teodora Ilieva (snowboard) and Martin Roshkov (ski). Eagerly-awaited is the prestigious competition with the rank of “3 stars”, which will be held on the freeriders’ favorite slope under Mount Todorka, in Bansko, Bulgaria on March 17-19, 2023; and at its last year’s edition, our team won two podium finishes. Keeping our fingers crossed for an even more successful race this year!
Our commitment to the team as an official sponsor for the forthcoming year continues our dedication to the development and promotion of sports and a healthy lifestyle. Over the past three years (2020, 2021 and 2022), SiteGround’s management team has supported social causes with nearly 900,000 BGN, including the Mountain Rescue Service at BRC-Bulgaria, the Organization of Observation Lodges in Bulgaria, hospitals, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions of public importance in the country. Thanks to its large-scale commitment and investment, SiteGround is the recipient of more than 20 awards in 2022 as an employer and a socially responsible company.