Chas Guldemond perfect run wins X-Games Slopestyle
Sat 19 March 11
Sebastien Toutant seemed to have had the slopestyle in the bag until Chas Guldemond pulled off a bit of X-Games history with an incedible score of 99.33 in his 2nd run to clinch gold.
After a phenomenal first run that was awarded 98 points, everyone thought that Sebastien Toutant (Can) had all but killed the final. This was true until Chas Guldemond's second run, that was declared ‘close to perfection’ by the judges who awarded Chas 99.33 points after painstakingly studying his run. A score that was synonymous of a Gold medal and a first victory for the American.
Chas also created history by earning the highest score of the Winter X Games Europe and one of the highest scores in the Winter X Games history.
Completing the podium behind Sebastien Toutant comes the Breckenridge resident (Colorado) Eric Willet in third place. After winning the final here in Tignes last year, and the US Open just last week, Willet continues his winning streak with the bronze medal today. Also confirming the exceptional amount of progress he has made over the last two years.
Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final
March 18th, Tignes
|1.||Chas Guldemond||139||Reno, Nev.||99.33|
|2.||Sebastien Toutant||146||Montreal, CAN||98.00|
|3.||Eric Willett||147||Breckenridge, Colo.||96.66|
|4.||Mark McMorris||141||Regina, CAN||95.33|
|5.||Seppe Smits||143||Westmalle, BEL||93.33|
|6.||Stale Sandbech||115||Rykkinn, NOR||84.00|
|7.||Aleksander Oestreng||157||Rykkinn, NOR||80.33|
|8.||Peetu Piiroinen||142||Hyvinkaa, FIN||77.33|
Sat 19 March 11, Tignes, France
American Louie Vito double-corked his way onto the winners podium, closely followed by last years winner iPod and Swiss youngster Christian Haller took home the bronze medal
Sun 20 March 11, Verbier, Switzerland
The Nissan Xtreme Verbier was the last event in the 2011 Freeride World Tour for the year, and it was Frenchman Xavier De Le Rue who took the final honours, Britains James Stentiford was once again on the podium. In the womens event Anne-Flore Marxer took both the event and the tour title.
Sat 26 March 11, Laax, Switzerland
Laax in Switzerland was once again the location for the biggest week in British snowboarding, the Brits 2011. Snowboardcross, Big Air, Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions as well as plenty of messy parties completed the week.
Sun 27 March 11, Arosa, Switzerland
Britains Zoe Gillings re-affirmed herself as one of the best snowboard cross athletes in the World when she finished on the podium in 3rd place at the World Cup Snowboard cross finals in Arosa, Switzerland.
Sun 10 April 11, Flachauwinkl - Kleinarl, Austria
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16-18 March 11
After the success of last seasons inaugural competition, the European X-games is back in Tignes for a second helping