Last Thursday Guilbaut Colas, a Rossignol riders won the Mogul Worldcup final at Tignes during the Airwaves 09' ! He did double rotations on a field of about forty moguls plus a big kicker at the end. Indeed, the format was a bit different from the original mogul contest: Double rotations and inverted tricks were authorised in order to give the contest more fun, more attractiveness. Kevin Rolland has also made a run with his S6!
Big up for Guilbaut !
This Saturday, December 20th, was the final for the first stop of Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado. The top international riders were here to battle in halfpipe and slopestyle. The forecast for this day was pretty bad. Heavy snow, wind, and below zero temperatures made it nasty but the comp prevailed.
For slopestyle, local rider Bobby Brown took the 1st place with a huge second run: a switch Bio 10, to switch double cork to a huge kangaroo flip. Jossi Wells (NZ) and Henrik Harlaut took second and third place.
At 4pm, the lights fired on to show a perfect Breck Superpipe. There were two French Rossi riders, Kevin Rolland and Xavier Bertoni, along with 12 other masters of halfpipe. At that point the temperature was -22°F with 50 mph wind gusts. The riders pushed through and give a huge show. Tanner Hall won the contest with massive run. Xav Bertoni finished 6th with a nice technical run: switch cork 7 mute, cork9 tail, cork 9 reverse tail, flat 3.6 japan and switch cork 10. With more amplitude he would have been on the podium for sure.
It was Kevin Rolland’s first competition since a knee surgery last season. He wanted to prove that he was ready for serious competition and blew away his expectations by taking 7th place.
It’s a good start for the season for Rossignol. Stay tuned for updates on the rest of the competition season.
The Tour consists of three stops throughout December, January and February at some of United States’ most epic resorts. Breckenridge Ski Resort will play host to the very first of this three event Tour, and will welcome the world's top snowboarders and skiers to Colorado for freeskiing and snowboarding events including slopestyle and superpipe snowboarding and skiing for both men and women. Our 2 frenchies Xavier Bertoni (invited) and Kevin Rolland (invited) are coming over there to make the show in the superpipe. They will definitely show their skills to the international scene. Stay tuned, we'll give you some reports very soon.
Xavier Bertoni from La Clusaz, France, has just received his invitation to attend the Winter X Games 09. This event is the most important freestyle contest where all the best International riders are fighting for gold. Winter X Games will attend in Aspen, Colorado, USA from January 2Oth till January 25th.
One thing sure: Xavier Bertoni is determined to succeed. Wait and see...
His reaction: "being a guest for the Winter X Games is a very good news for my season. This will be the second time for me, the 13th X Games...maybe a stroke of fate?!!
Anyway, I really want to put the odds in my favor to reach my goal. This year I'm more cool about this event, this is like all the contest and not THE contest of the season. And this is much more better !
I would love to win for my personal achievement, for my sponsors and for all the people and friens who trust in me".
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