FILMING & EDITING Anthony FINOCCHIARO
First victory this season for Harry Perna
After getting the 5th place in WSX Lausanne, this time the french Harry Perna didn't let pass his chance in his hometown and dominated the race from the beginning till the end. On a very challenging track, he could manage to sign the fastest time in the qualification, and to take the best trajectories to pass the finish line in first position. Flavien Du Peloux (Fra), only 0,001 sec behind him in the time trials, took a good second place in the final, and a newcomer on the WSX Series, Jérémy Mélique (Fra), took the 3rd place in front of Daniel Ladurner (Aut), 4th. Anthony Avella (Fra), winner of the consolation final in Lyon, got enough points to pass K.Quintin in the world ranking and to become the new leader of the World Skate Cross Series, just before Shanghai's final.
Jessica Billard finally made it !
Jessica Billard (Fra) did maybe her worst time trials of the season in Lyon (5th place) but came back for the finals with the right motivation to show that she can dominate a such difficult track. The 2013 champion of France was in the right trajectory to avoid the crash of her opponents in the first U turn, involving Marjorie Phlippoteau, Mathilde Monneron and Amandine Condroyer, and took directly a confortable 20m gap, which she controlled perfectly to pass the finish line in first position. Behind her, the fight was very hard, and the fastest of the time trials, Marjorie Phlippoteau could take the lead over M.Monneron, and keep the second place in front of the current world n.1, who finished 3rd, in front of A.Condroyer, 4th.
The results of Lyon are available here