Freeskiing Programs

Alpe d'Huez Skiercross Brings Sunny Skies and Great Competition

by
USSA
2012-01-12 21:55
 

 

ALPE D HUEZ, France (Jan. 11) – Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) continued on his ski cross tear finishing 12th at the third stop of the ski cross World Cup tour in Alpe d Huez. John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished just behind in 13th after qualifying fifth. The tour moves to Les Contamines, France this weekend, Jan. 14-15.

HIGHLIGHTS

· John Teller qualified fifth, and Joe Swensson 31st.

· Pat Duran (N. Fayston, VT) finished 32nd after qualifying 27th.

· Biche Rudigoz (Ketchum, ID) was 54th, Trevor Donovan Ricioli (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) 63rd, and Robert Mahre (Selah, WA) 66th.

· Audi FIS Freestyle ski cross World Cup continues Jan. 14-15 in Les Contamines, France.

QUOTES

Joe Swensson

The race was really fun today and the weather was perfect. I had an interesting first heat:  One of the Canadians barged and somersaulted out of the gate before it opened. The gate then dropped, and I was able to get out in front for most of the course. One guy went down midway through so it was myself (and two others). I thought I was going to advance no problem but then over-shot a butter box and hit the fences. I scrambled back into the course and finished in third. Luckily the Canadian was disqualified, so I lucked out and made it through.

In the quarterfinals, I had last gate choice and was far left. I got pushed out and ended up fourth out of the start. Halfway down I was able to pass into third but couldn’t close the gap at the finish. The course held up great, and it was definitely the most fun course I’ve ever skied.

RESULTS

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