Eder ends Freeride World Tour with breathtaking Xtreme Verbier run

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Markus Eder skies during the filming of Days Of Our Youth, in the Tordrillo mountains in Alaska, USA on 8 April, 2014. –
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Blake Jorgenson/Red Bull Content Pool

Italian finishes with ski podium as Swede Turdell lifts 2018 overall trophy.

Markus Eder wowed the judges at the final 2018 Freeride World Tour stop in Verbier to claim third as injured Kristofer Turdell finally got to lift his overall men’s ski title. Here is all you need to know:

– Italian Eder made his competitive debut on the intimidating Bec des Rosses face with an innovative run that culminated in a butter backwards cliff drop.

– It wasn’t enough for the win, nevertheless it did earn him a podium place in Switzerland behind Kiwi Craig Murray and French winner Mickael Bimboes.

– The 27-year-old, who finished second overall, revealed: “After that last trick I had tears in my eyes riding down the last third of the run! I still do!”

Kristofer Turdell at the Freeride World Tour in Andorra on February 28, 2018 –
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Marcus Olsson / Red Bull Content Pool

– Swede Turdell missed out with a knee injury, but had already earned enough points at the previous four rounds in Japan, Canada, Andorra and Austria to pip Eder and Bimboes to the title.

– Turdell, 28, said: “Of course it feels really good to take home the title today. This title is something I worked for for three years, and that makes it even more special!”

– Italian Arianna Tricomi won the women’s ski title, while Austria Manuela Mandl was the women’s snowboard champion and American Sammy Luebke the men’s snowboard king.

Watch highlights from the event on Red Bull TV HERE

Markus Eder prforms a switch right cork 5 safety in Alagna, Italy on March, 2018 –
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Daniele Molineris / Red Bull Content Pool



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