ShannanYates takes womens Nissan Xtreme in Verbier

Sun 21 March 10

More than six thousand spectators watched the world's best freeride snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier. Due to bad weather, the mens competition had to be cancelled until later this month

ShannanYates takes womens Nissan Xtreme in Verbier

ShannanYates takes womens Nissan Xtreme in Verbier © Photo: DDAHER/© freerideworldtour.com

More than six thousand spectators watched the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland, for the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, celebrating its 15th edition. The women athletes were first down the mountain and the two women Freeride World Champions 2010 were crowned after the competition. Due to poor visibility, the competition was stopped for the men before the last seven athletes were able to go down the face. For the men the competition is therefore postponed to a later date this coming week as soon as there is a weather window. The last possible day is Sunday 28 March.

Shannan Yates, American newcomer to the Freeride World Tour, won the women’s snowboard on the Bec des Rosses, with German Aline Bock taking second, giving her the World Champion title after four nice podiums this season.

Aline Bock (GER) said “We were so lucky with the weather in the morning. The Bec des Rosses welcomed us with sunshine and very good conditions, which we had not expected. Starting with the golden bib, leading the Freeride World Tour, gave me a lot of confidence. I chose to go for the windlip and I had fun jumping some other cliffs, while the run felt very fluent. To be second at such an event and then finally to be the World Champion is an unbelievable feeling.”

Freeride World Tour Verbier 2010 womens podium
Freeride World Tour Verbier 2010 womens podium
Photo: DDAHER/© freerideworldtour.com

Womens results

1. ShannanYates (USA)
2. Aline Bock (GER)
3. Geraldine Fasnacht (SUI)
 

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