A determination hard as steel !
Aurélien jumps to the top of the general ranking and gets in good position for the world title …
Roldal – 26th February 2012: With a wonderful 2nd place on the norwegian event of the FWT, Aurélien is making his way back to the 4th place at the general ranking. He is ambushed, ready to step on the highest stair of the podium ! The challenge now is to stay in the top three on the next step in Fieberbrunn order to defend his title at the finals in Verbier ... Check his massive line
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On a snow hardened by the wind and a section giving no room for creativity, Aurélien led the race with the strongest run mastered from the start to the end. He ends his line with a backflip over the last cliff. He’s the only rider who does it with this amplitude and who lands it perfectly. He doesn’t finish 1st because of a small hesitation at the start of his line.
« The aim was to finish on the podium in order to gain points, improve the rank, and be able to target the top for the final event. I made a little mistake at the start of the line by messing up the launch of my second jump. But that gave me determination for the last cliff jump, where I threw this backflip ! It’s the first time I’m doing this kind of tricks, and the feeling is pretty nice !! The final podium becomes realistic and it feels good to show that a skier from « the mountain » can manage some freestyle tricks ! »
Aurélien sets his skills to a whole new level before the next step in Fieberbrunn, Austria, on the 10th March. It’s an new opportunity for him to earn more points and widen the gap in the Top 12 riders qualified for the final.
MEDIA CLIPPING :
- JT TF1 - La Minute Sport : click her for the vidéo - 26/02/2012 (part of Aurélien's run)
- JT 19/20 France 3 Alpes : click here for the vidéo - 27/01/2012 (part of Aurélien's run cursor 11.50)
- France 3 National TOUT LE SPORT - 27/01/2012 (no vidéo vailable)
- BFM TV - Tv News 6h/9h - 27/02/2012
MAGAZINE :Fri Flyt ( #1 of skiing press in Norway) read the article here - March
Skipass - sump up of the stage and itw of Aurélien
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