Naasz and Legere reign supreme in Ice Cross Downhill thriller

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Naasz and Legere both secure second win from three races this season.

Cameron Naasz and Jacqueline Legere are proving to be a force to be reckoned with this season after both secured another win in Percé, Quebec on Saturday for the ATSX 250, their second from three races. Here’s all you need to know:

Cameron Naasz, who had travelled all the way to the Southern Alps to win his first race of the winter, in Pra-Loup, France, left no chance to his rivals and took the 250 points available by beating Iulianello and Croxall in the final.

Jacqueline Legere of Quebec took the top spot ahead of compatriots Myriam Trépanier and Maxie Planté in a thrilling finish.

– In the women’s exhilarating final, all three Canadians managed to beat the American reigning World Champion, Amanda Trunzo in a surprise finish.
– In the Junior division, Candian Mike Tremblay won the final ahead of Brit Andrew Worling, and Canadian Damien Gouze.

– The Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill races, fearless skaters hurtle down courses of up to 700 meters in length, filled with obstacles such as bumps, turns, hairpins and waves. 

– Races see riders go 4-at-a-time, at speeds of up to 80 km/h. The fastest two advance to the next round until there is a 4-rider final.

– Depending on the difficulty of the track and the amount of World Championship/Ranking points available for the athletes, race weekends are labelled ATSX 250, 500 or 1000.

– Winners of Percé stop of the Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship ATSX 250 are awarded 250 points.

– The Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship continues with an ATSX 500 stop in Rautalampi, Finland on February 8.

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