The 2019 Freeride World Tour has been an absolute banger, with complete domination from Marion Haerty who won 4 out of 5 of the events and Victor De Le Rue for the men who stormed to victory. The tour travels across the planet and plays host to the worlds best freeriders going head to head against up and coming amateurs on the worlds gnarliest runs. The FWT runs concurrently with the Freeride Junior World Tour, in which riders up to the age of 18 can participate and break into the world of Pro Freeriding.
The 2019 tour saw stops in Japan, Austria, USA, Andorra and then finished up in Verbier, Switzerland where the whole thing kicked off in 1996 with the ‘Xtreme Verbier’. Marion Haerty managed to rack up an impressive 4 wins across the tour, only not topping the podium in Hakuba where she clinched bronze. This is Marion’s second time winning the tour and is well deserved after she put down some absolutely insane lines to get to the top spot. Second place went to Russia’s Anna Orlova, and third to Austrian Manuela Mandl, who both killed it over the tour. Full rankings can be found on the FWT website.
It was a French takeover as Victor de Le Rue topped the scoreboard for the mens event, despite not putting down a winning run in Verbier. American Jonathan Penfield came through with the hottest line of the day, and completely smashed his competition out of the water. Penfield put down the run of a lifetime and ended up 5th overall, almost sneaking in front of fellow American Sammy Leubke. In second place was American Davey Baird, and third was another yank Blake Hamm, for full rankings and results head over to the FWT website.