As the female Freeride World Tour riders did not take part in the Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch, their second FWT contest took place today in Fieberbrunn, Austria. A Freeride World Qualifier for men, but counting as FWT event for female FWT riders. Freeride World Champion Ane Enderud (NOR) was back in competition after she cancelled the first FWT competition in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for back problems. Yet again she showed great skill and won the women’s ski discipline. German Aline Bock took victory in the snowboard category with a very solid run, putting her on top of the leaderboard of the Freeride World Ranking.
With a great welcoming of the Tyrolean resort, the Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn, was a success, showing some world class skiing and snowboarding down the north east facing “Wildseeloder" face. A varied face with one very steep and technical side and one side with more open spaces for fast and playful riding.
German snowboarder Aline Bock is securing her lead of the Freeride World Tour with a win today and a third place at the first competition in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Cyril Neri SUI, Head Judge Snowboard, Comments on the winning run On Aline Bock’s (GER) winning line: “Aline’s line was quite simple but very fast and solid, sticking two jumps. There were no errors!”
On wild card Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT), second: “She was the surprise of the day, choosing the most technical and difficult part of the face. It was very steep and she rode it really clean.”
Aline Bock (GER) “Bib nr. 2 was a big advantage today. Snow conditions were just perfect for me. It was also good not to have too much time to get nervous on start. First, I wasn’t happy with my bib number but it turned out so well. It was great fun to be part of the Scott Big Mountain and riding here”
1- Aline Bock GER
2- Liz Kristoferitsch AUT
3- Vivian Aasen NOR