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FWT 2021 Wild Card | Camille Armand

French Snowboarder Camille Armand announced as a Season Wildcard for the 2021 Freeride World Tour

Former Freeride World Tour (FWT) elite snowboarder Camille Armand (FRA) is set to return to the world stage after receiving a wildcard for the 2021 FWT. Check out what FWT had to say about the big news in their official press release below:

Verbier, Switzerland – January 12, 2021: The FWT snowboard men’s roster will see a familiar face return, further intensifying the existing riders’ competition. The 28-year-old Camille Armand’s hard-charging approach to the sport has given him another chance at the world title in this year’s FWT.

“The 28-year-old Camille Armand’s hard-charging approach to the sport has given him another chance at the world title in this year’s FWT.”

After moving to Chamonix, Camille entered his first freeride competition in 2011/2012 at La Clusaz Radikal Freeride World Qualifiers (FWQ) and has never looked back. His career continued to flourish, and reached the ultimate freeride peak when he qualified for the FWT in 2015. After spending three seasons on tour (2015-2017), including a podium finish in Andorra in 2016, he stepped away from competition to focus on filming.

Camille Armand. Pic: FWT.

For the last four years, Camille has taken his snowboarding to the next level. Whether it’s charging some gnarly and exposed lines in the French Alps and the Pyrenees, or his intense training regime, he looks the goods to return to the top. And this is exactly what motivated the FWT organisers to offer Camille a wildcard for the 2021 FWT.

“It’s his experience gained over the last few years on steep slopes and high mountains that has enabled him to gain our attention once again”

“It’s his experience gained over the last few years on steep slopes and high mountains that has enabled him to gain our attention once again. His 2nd place at the FWQ 4* in La Rosière last year, just behind Victor De Le Rue, proved to us that he was once again part of the world’s elite. The pandemic cut short his chances of returning to the FWT via the qualifying rounds, so we decided to give him a wildcard.” – Laurent Besse, FWT Head judge and competition commissioner.

Camille Armand. Pic: FWT/Fabian Bodet.

But will he be able to make the jump and challenge the world’s ten best snowboarders – including his best friend and former world champion Victor De Le Rue (FRA)? Time will tell. So be sure to keep an eye on him when the season kicks off shortly.

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