after 3 days of waiting for the perfect weather, the 2nd stop of the freeriding world tour was finally happening near sochi, at the black sea in russia.
the contest site at krasnaya poliana was sick, with the maritime snowpack allowing us to ride 50° plus in powder!!!
i was pretty intimidated first of the steepnes of the first part of the face, but still sticked to my chosen line through a narrow colouir. full speed at the top followed by 4 jumps in the lower part put me ahead of xavier delerue from france and jose carron from switzerland, with 10.000 prize money making my smile very biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig.
bibi pekarek made the austrian snowboarders` success complete by winning the women`s competition, while mitch tolderer finished 5th.
followig the second place at the nissan mammoth challenge in california, i am now number one in the race for the 2008 freeride world champion...crazy isn`t it??
three more events are waiting, the big mountain pro ( a mobile event) in february, followed by tignes and the final in verbier in march.
right now i am in insbruck for a 24 our stopover, before moving on to judge at the freeride quest in schruns tomorrow and then doing a freeridecamp. tight schedule these days....but loving it (-:
for all infos and pics from the event, check out freerideworldtour.com
more pictures here when i find the timt to put them oline!