Riders in this news : Xavier DE LE RUE
Xavier de Le Rue opened a new line with a new cliff in the Bec des Rosses and makes it a Three-peat while earning his third Freeride World Tour Champion title and his second victory in a row at Nissan Xtreme Verbier presented by Swatch.
Enjoy the video of Xavier’s winning run
Here are Xavier’s comments
About his line: “I saw this cliff that could open a new line a month ago and thought it was doable if the snow conditions were great and that it would be good and exciting to come up with something new. I could have played it safe to secure the tour title but I wouldn’t have been satisfied doing it. What I like most about those contests is that it helps me to push my limits and give me the chance to focus and study lines and faces for few days. I’ve approached each contest like a filming session and no average line make it into any movies. I knew it would go super fast and that didn’t help me to sleep well the nights before today. I wanted to show my best level and this line felt good for that, I’m glad it worked out how I’d planned it.”
About the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, 15th anniversary of the event: “The conditions weren’t great enough to run the whole comp on saturday, I’m glad the riders boards and organisers decided to run the whole comp today as it’s been by far the best riding level ever seen during a freeride event. Good snow and sun is a boost for motivation as well as riding here with legends such as Axel Pauporté who was a forerunner or Steve Klassen who finished 5th. Winning this comp on this legendary face is always an achievement, keeping my freeride world champ title feels very good too. The Freeride World Tour is getting better each season and I’ll be back next year to share again good moments and experience with this tight group of friends.”
About the end of the season: “The tour is over but the filming season just started, I’m off for AK in a week, to film for Standard Films, then I have plans to shoot with TGR for Deeper in AK or in Europe. Then I have a trip planned out with The North Face and Transworld in Greenland and I’ll end up late season in the steeps in May or June around Chamonix. A busy program before well deserved summer holidays“
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