John Teller fifth at Les Contamines, France World Cup. (Francis Bompard/Agence)
LES CONTAMINES, France (Jan. 12) - After significant snowfall delayed qualifications until the morning of race day at Les Contamines, France the first Audi FIS Freestyle World Cup ski cross race of the New Year is in the books. Team USA Ski Cross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took top honors for the U.S. with a solid fifth place finish. The World Cup tour travels to Megeve, France Tuesday Jan. 15.
John Teller was the top American finisher at the Audi FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup in Les Contamines in fifth.
After finishing in the top 15 at San Candido Italy and third at Val Thorens France, Joe Swensson struggled to keep his momentum going and ended up in 29th.
Next up on the Audi FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup the tour heads to Megeve, France Tuesday Jan. 15.
QUOTES John Teller Some great training back home in Mammoth was a big part of today. I feel like my starts are way more consistent and quicker. I was stoked with my last run. I blew the doors off of everyone in that heat. I could have made the final but left the door wide open in the third heat. Overall, I’m stoked with a good start to the New Year.