Above Eika Vikander, Tiphanie Perrotin and Manuela Mandl. Photo: J Bernard.
With the fourth stop of the 2022 Freeride World Tour behind us, the race for the world title grows more intense with only one event remaining. Stop #4 of the tour went down yesterday, Monday the 14th of March, in Fieberbrunn, Austria, and as the second-to-last event of the season, the pressure was higher than ever as the riders fought to lock in results in the race for the world title.
“With the fourth stop of the 2022 Freeride World Tour behind us, the race for the world title grows more intense with only one event remaining”
With the new concept in place, only the top riders went through to compete in the final two stops of the tour. As part of the new concept, yesterday’s event also featured a multiple-run format, with riders each taking two runs, and only the best of their two runs counting towards the final result. Combined with challenging conditions on the intimidating Wildseeloder venue, the stage was set for an intense day of competition that featured some gnarly crashes and impressive podium runs.
Blake Moller (USA) took home the win in the snowboard men’s category, bouncing back after a crash in his first run with a fluid second run that featured two large cliff drops and a high-speed 360. In 2nd place, Cody Bramwell (GBR) also used his second run to jump up in the rankings, while French Ludovic Guillot-Diat placed third.