Epic Moments from Crankworx Les Deux AlpesJuly 15, 2020
After starting the season in Rotorua, New Zealand followed by round two in Munich, Germany – it was time to travel to France for the third stop of the FMB Diamond Series: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. After winning Crankworx Rotorua and also Swatch Prime Line, Canadian Brett Rheeder dominated also in France and took home the third win of the season. Additionally to his lead in the Diamond Series, Rheeder is now one contest away from winning the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, the title awarded for the rider who wins all three Crankworx Slopestyle events in a single year.
All photos by Ale di Lullo Photography
Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle Podium – 1st Brett Rheeder (CAN), 2nd – Brandon Semenuk (CAN), 3rd – Tomas Genon (BEL). Brett Rheeder seems unstoppable this year with his third victory and a solid lead in the Diamond Series.
Rheeder’s first run scored a 93.25 and raised the bar to a level beyond what all the other riders could touch.
The stacked international rider line up was throwing down enormous tricks the whole weekend. The French riders had a solid weekend (Luois Reboul above). In fact, the oldest athlete in the field, Yannick Granieri proved he is still in the mix. Despite crashing hard in his first run, he rode well in front of a home crowd finishing 8th overall.
Mitch Chubey ended up in 11th place. That is how technical the riding level was at this Diamond event.
As always Szymon Godziek managed to pull some real bangers during his run but the lack of speed for the final step down stopped his chances of a solid result..
Sam Reynold with his classic no foot can nothing…nothing no foot cancan… no hand cancan…nothing can airwalk…? Anyways a stellar run from the Brit and another top 10 result.
Tomas Lemoine put on his sunday pants but a huge bail ended his chances for a podium spot. Nevertheless he got up and ended his run for the home crowd.
Unexpectedly putting two feet down after a sketchy landing, Nicholi Rogatkin lost 20pts and finished in 10th place. This is the first Diamond event of the season that the North American did not stand on a podium. He will certainly hope to regain lost points at round 4, Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.
Styles for miles with Carson Storch.
Sam Pilgrim, the 2013 FMB World Champion is back flipping to 5th place in Les 2 Alpes.
3rd spot for Thomas Genon this weekend. The Belgium trick-wizard is still in hot pursuit of Brett Rheeder in the Diamond Series ranking. With 1000pts for a win he will go all out at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler to close the gap.
See you in Whistler!
Full results can be found here.