Courtesy of quattro media
Freeride World Tour 2019 Xtreme Verbier (SUI) – Elisabeth Gerritzen (SUI), Marion Haerty (FRA), Wadeck Gorak (FRA) and Jonathan Penfield (USA) win to finish the season
The world’s best freeriders went huge on Verbier’s mighty Bec des Rosses, leaving nothing on the line. Marion Haerty (FRA- 1st Place) put down the run of her life including a massive 360 and a technical double drop to add a record fourth win to the season. With the 2019 FWT Title already secured she came here hungry to take home the Verbier crown. What an extraordinary season with an unprecedented ‘perfect’ 4 wins, including victory here at the iconic Bec des Rosses, and adding a second FWT title to her 2017 crown.
Hometown hero Elisabeth Gerritzen (SUI- 1st Place) delivered the goods today showing us her control and style in big, exposed terrain. Fearlessly sending her first cliff deep she managed to hold her line and link it into a huge mandatory air. The excitement didn’t finish there with Elisabeth stomping another huge air and straightlining it home all the way to victory.
Jonathan Penfield (USA- 1st Place) set the category on fire with a dazzling show of big mountain snowboarding. The first rider out of the gates he linked together a series of huge airs including a backside 360. Entering more exposure he calmly sent his way over another cliff and capitalized on his fluidity score.
Wadeck Gorak (FRA- 1st Place) wowed the judges with an impressive line on his first time on the Bec. Wadeck cruised down the central couloir before hurling himself off the daunting Hollywood cliff. Showing us his control he linked this into another big cliff and a massive backflip to finish and claim his maiden FWT victory.
Final results Xtreme Verbier Switzerland 2019:
|Women – Ski||Women – Snowboard||Men – Ski||Men – Snowboard|
|1. Elisabeth Gerritzen (SUI)||1. Marion Haerty (FRA)||1. Wadeck Gorak (FRA)||1. Jonathan Penfield (USA)|
|2. Arianna Tricomi (ITA)||2. Anna Orlova (RUS)||2. Leo Slemett (FRA)||2. Sammy Luebke (USA)|
|3. Hazel Birnbaum (USA)||3. Manuela Mandl (AUT)||3. Kristofer Turdell (SWE)||3. Victor De Le Rue (FRA)|