The first 2015 main event, which was held on August 21st - 23rd, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is over.
Almost 50 skaters from 7 different countries challenged each other during the first three stars event of the year. The newcomers were opposed to the strongest riders in this race and the outcome brought us some highly interesting results!
After his victory in 2014 (WSX Rennes), Yohan Fort (Fra, #114) showed his best result so far and remained unbeaten during the whole race! He made the best qualification time (31,764 sec) and won all his races to reach the first step of the podium! Another French skater, Flavien Du Peloux (#32), the current Freeride French Champion, improved his last year's result from third place to the second. He won all his races, except the final and showed the third best qualification time (31,995 sec). The Ice Cross Downhill skater and winner of the La Plagne Skate Cross 2013, Jim De Paoli from Switzerland finished at the third place of the podium! Florian Petitcollin (Fra) showed his best result so far, being fourth to cross the finish line.
Women's World Champion of the last two seasons, Mathilde Monneron (Fra, #1) got another victory and won the Skate Cross final. She showed the best result of the qualification (36,418 sec) and was fastest for all her runs. The new blood, Italian Alice Delfino did great to finish on the second place! And another surprise came from Italy: Barbara Codazzi, well known in the Freestyle slalom world, started good her skate cross career right away from the third place of the big final. French skater, Aurore Costabile (#5), who was second last year, showed the second best qualification time (38,714 sec) and finished at the fourth place.
For the Team Cross race, French skaters, Flavien Du Peloux (#32) and Léandre Mage (#39) got the victory with their “Tarzans” team. Ice Cross Downhill riders, Jim De Paoli (Sui) and Luca Dallago (Aut), team ‘’Jim De Lago’’ were first for the qualification and finished second in the final. French team “Un Lapin” gathered by Hugo Pellae and Sabri Ali Messaoud stepped on the third step of the podium.
DIRECTED BY : Anthony Finocchiaro
Additional footage by Joachim Orban