After an exciting start to the 2024 season in Verbier, Switzerland, the FWT by Peak Performance car moves to the legendary Kicking Horse Golden BC Pro across the Atlantic.
It will be this The 7th FWT event on the Canadian leg, known for offering one of the most challenging competition areas on the track, with diverse terrain and fantastic elements adapted to all riders. Every year, riders surprise with innovative and new lines, ensuring an exciting day of competition. This leads us to ask: What tricks and innovative lines will the best riders in the world reveal this year?
After the cancellation of the two events in the Pyrenees, the points needed to qualify will now be obtained from just three events, which will add more excitement to the already intense competition. Zuzana Vitic (women's skating), Max Hitzig (ski men), Noria Castan Baron (Woman on Ice) and Victor de le Roux (Men on Ice) are currently at the top of the rankings, but how will the second event affect that?
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The standard this year is very high – including the presence of the 2023 FWT World Champions Valentin Rainer And Ludovic Gilot-DiatWho failed to excel in Verbier – which guarantees it The struggle for the coveted crown will continue to rage. It is also necessary to take into account Stan King – a Whistler local and former member of the Canadian Ski Team – who received the Wildcard For the event. Ray captured a national title and finished fourth in the
“It feels great to get a wildcard to the FWT event at Kicking Horse, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous or terrified! I'm excited to represent Whistler and Canada, and I'm thrilled to be skating alongside some of the young talent I've been lucky enough to watch As she grows up in Whistler, “I'll do my best to prove that this old man still has some tricks up his sleeve!” Stan Ray, wildcard 2024 FWT Kicking Horse Golden BC
Unfortunately, there have also been some recalls. world champion 2023, Justine Dufour LapointeHe will not be able to be in Canada for personal reasons, while… Ferber Pro It took a few casualties. Taylor Dobbins He tore his ACL and will be out for the season Simone Perrodin He fractured his scaphoid bone, leaving him out of competition for the next six weeks.
“I am very sad about my injury in the mountains, as I was hoping to complete the FWT season. Despite everything, I am happy that I had the opportunity to compete in Verbier, my home country. Sending you all a lot of luck in the remaining competitions!” Simone Berrodin, athlete striker
“Qualifying for the FWT Championships was like a dream come true. It's a huge blow to see something I've worked so hard for go down like this. I know injuries are part of the game in this sport, so I'm grateful mine wasn't. Very serious and you get a lot of Support from the FWT community. Taylor Dobbins, FWT athlete
“It hurts and saddens me to not be able to compete at home, in Canada, in front of friends, fans and family. Sometimes, there are things more important than skating that need to be prioritized. I appreciate all the support from the FWT community and I wish the best of luck to all who will be competing.” Justine Dufour-Lapointe, FWT athlete
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The recent warm weather has brought some High-altitude precipitation and enhanced snow coverWhich could lead to excellent conditions if snowfall forecasts come true over the next few days. Either way, excitement is guaranteed, so the public is invited to enjoy the show from Redemption Ridge or at the finish line, where they can rub shoulders with FWT riders. Programming around the event begins Tuesday evening with a film showing What FWT In the golden cinema.
Until then, watch www.freerideworldtour.com And on FWT social media channels for event updates and contestant news as competition day approaches.