Glen Plake narrates video hightlights of Freeride World Tour at Chamonix

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 5, 2010 4:43 pm


The second and third stop of the Freeride World Tour went down at the death sport capitol of the world, Chamonix.

The second stop was to be in Sochi, Russia, but was moved due to “security” and avalanche conditions.  Resident of Chamonix, Glen Plake was on hand and filed the video report above.

Julien Lopez of France took first.  “It makes a huge difference to start first (as Lopez did at the Sunday competition) or second last as today. I felt much more pressure today when seeing all my friends go down. But I felt good mentally and wanted to do a big backflip and a solid double cliff in the end – I got out my good old mogul race mode; the arms well in front and well, I stuck it!”

Multiple X-Games medallist skier Candide Thovex (FRA) and snowboarder Mitch Toelderer (AUT) are now atop of the Freeride World Tour rankings.

After two incredible days in Chamonix, the Freeride World Tour moves on to Squaw Valley for Tram Face.  If the contest goes off, it’ll be the first time the Tram Face has been opened legally for a contest.

1. Julien Lopez (FRA)
2. Candide Thovex (FRA)
3. TIE Seb Michaud (FRA) & Henrik Windstedt (SWE)

1. Xavier de Le Rue (FRA)
2. Max Zipser (AUT)
3. Gennady Khryachkov (RUS)

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