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News: Freeride World Tour Sees News: Freeride World Tour Sees Perfect Conditions In Fieberbrunn, Austria
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Winners: Drew Tabke, USA (ski men), Eva Walkner, AUT (ski women), Jonathan Charlet, FRA (snowboard men), Liz Kristoferitsch AUT (snowboard women)
The Tyrolean village of Fieberbrunn, Austria hosted a faultless last stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour before the finals in Verbier, Switzerland. With 20 cm of fresh cold snow on a solid base, the athletes were fired-up to give the mountain their best shot and attempt to secure a place in the finals. The event village on the mountain was filled to capacity with over 3400 lucky spectators, witnessing the riders delivering an awesome performance.
Ski And Snowboard Women Charging Hard
The ski women started first and showcased high-level riding. It was a double win for Austria with local skier Eva Walkner displaying some impressive runs, proving she wanted the podium with a powerful, full-throttle line and big stomped airs.
“It is so amazing to win in Fieberbrunn!” Eva Walkner said. “The snow was perfect and everything came together exactly how I expected it to. It’s always difficult to manage risk and smooth, fluid skiing…but I did today in Fieberbrunn with a smooth, fun line.”
Swedish skier Christine Hargin, won the last event in Roldal and continued her podium streak with her aggressive lines. Today she was close on Eva’s heels with a second place.
Snowboarder Liz Kristoferitsch cranked out an adrenaline-filled line far right, bringing it home for Austria.
“I was really nervous before the event but now that I rode my line and won, the stress is gone,” Liz Kirstoferitsch said.
American Shannan Yates took a good line lookers left that secured a second spot among the snowboarders. Finally, the Kuzma sisters from New Zealand both took third in each category, skier Janina Kuzma stomping great air and snowboarder Maria Kuzma involving a cool spine at the top.
The fresh powder snow on the aesthetic North face of the Wildseeloder allowed the men skiers to show their very best performance and some amazing riding was witnessed. American skier Drew Tabke mixed high-level big mountain skiing with smooth freestyle tricks in his typical trademark style. A treat to watch, Tabke lit up the venue with his creative lines and massive 360 into a smooth backflip.
“Fieberbrunn is an awesome place to ski and the mountains here are amazing. I had a good line with a back flip and a 360. It’s going to be a close competition between Sam Smoothy (NZL) and I in Verbier,” Tabke said after his first-ever win on the Freeride World Tour, and now sitting on the second spot of the overall ranking.
Despite Sam Smoothy going a bit too big today and crashing, the New Zealander still tops the overall ranking.
French Rookie Kevin Guri, finally got to show the world how good he is and charged into second place with a huge double air and screaming-fast line. It’s young Guri’s first podium on the tour. As always, the Swedish bullet Reine Barkered fired a high-speed line with stomped airs bringing him to a third place finish. Some other impressive lines come to mind like Swiss Richard Amacker finishing like a boss with a frontflip and three straight jumps in a row or his fellow country man Samuel Anthamatten and German Tom Leitner pulling off a huge 360 on the middle cliff.
With a rough crash early in his line, previous favorites such as Oakley White-Allen (USA) were not able to hold it together for a good score.
French athlete Jonathan “Douds” Charlet rode a creative line with a technical couloir entrance and a couple of solid airs. Douds creative approach was enough give him first place finish and raise the bar for the other snowboarders.
“My run was very good. Many people took the line I initially intended to ride, so I chose a new one where nobody else went. I had jumps and I had a straight line. And we had good powder! Now I have the chance to win the tour in Verbier!” He said.
Local Austrian and veteran rider Flo Orley delivered his patented solid line style and technical riding. As impressive as Orley’s line was, it was not enough to place an Austrian on the top of the men’s snowboard podium. The French big mountain rider Aurélien Routens rode a powerful line with a big double-set air that brought him into a respectable third place.
It’s all on for the finals in Verbier!
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News: Ducroz, Toelderer, Hargi News: Ducroz, Toelderer, Hargin & Marxer Crowned 2011 Freeride World Tour Champions
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March 21, 2011
Verbier, Switzerland (Freeride World Tour) - The world’s best freeriders put on a great show today as they tested their skills against freeriding's most legendary face, the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland. Today's event determined who would ride away with the title of 2011 Freeride World Champion. In front of 7000 cheering spectators, men and women skiers and snowboarders attacked the steep 600-meter face in a technical battle that challenged the complete skills of every rider. Aurélien Ducroz (FRA), Mitch Tölderer (AUT), Janette Hargin (SWE) and Anne-Flore Marxer (SUI/FRA) take home the 2011 Freeride World Champion title after the final competition of the six-event Freeride World Tour.
On a gorgeous day with a fresh blanket of cold snow and bluebird skies, riders competing today on the Bec des Rosses skied their best lines in an effort to join the elite few who have been able to call themselves Freeride World Champion. Prior to the event, organizers closed the top looker’s right of the face due to security reasons. However, several riders used creative line choices to find their way through the labyrinth of rocks, some to access the main cliff that was the key to winning today’s event.
Out of the five men skiers who were still in contention for the men’s overall ski title, it was Aurélien Ducroz (FRA) who skied the best line of the day with an outstanding run including two massive cliff drops and fast, confident riding on this challenging face. His performance was good enough to win him not only the top spot on the “Xtreme” podium but also the 2011 Freeride World Champion title. Samuel Anthamatten (SUI) is runner-up World Champion and Jérémy Prévost (FRA) takes third place overall, both in their first season on the Freeride World Tour.
1. Aurélien Ducroz (FRA)
2. Samuel Anthamatten (SUI)
3. Jérémy Prévost (FRA)
In the men’s snowboard division it was the Austrians who dominated the 2011 season. Mitch Toelderer (AUT) charged the mountain today, riding well enough to score him the 2011 Freeride World Champion title. Fellow countrymen Flo Orley takes the second spot on the podium after a year of solid performances. Defending three-time Freeride World Champion Xavier de Le Rue (FRA) won the prestigious “Xtreme” for an impressive fourth time and placed third overall for the season.
1 .Mitch Tölderer (AUT)
2. Flo Orley (AUT)
3. Xavier de Le Rue (FRA)
In the women’s snowboard category Anne-Flore Marxer (SUI/FRA), better known for her freestyle skills, won today’s event as well as the 2011 Freeride World Champion title. And she did all this as a wildcard in her first season on the tour! The overall season rankings were rounded out with Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT) in second and Ursula Wohlschlager (AUT) third.
1. Anne-Flore Marxer (FRA/SUI)
2. Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)
3. Ursula Wohlschlager (AUT)
The women skiers stepped up and put on a remarkable show today with the highest level of riding ever seen on the Freeride World Tour. Former Olympic Swedish ski racer Janette Hargin stunned the crowd with a fluid line that included several cleanly landed cliff drops. Her incredible performance earned her today’s win and the 2011 Freeride World Champion crown. Angel Collinson (USA), in her rookie year on the tour, took second overall and Janina Kuzma (NZL) is third.
1. Janette Hargin (SWE)
2. Angel Collinson (USA)
3. Janina Kuzma (NZL)
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