What a final stop for the SFR Tour here in Tignes and what a great show from Dalbello Team Rider Kevin Rolland (tooks third place in Sochi ) who took first place in front ot Ben Valentin and Simon D’Artois.
If the qualifications were quiet on Tuesday, tonight was completely different with a huge crowd screaming and applauding at the bottom and the riders on fire before the start. With hot chocolate or hot wine, people shared huge smiles when the first of the 10 finalists entered the pipe for his first run of two – three if he ranked in the top five.
Kevin’s run: Left cork 900 tail grab / Right cork 900 tail grab / Left double McTwist 1080 / Switch right cork 720 / Left double cork 1260 mute grab.
As usual here on the SFR Tour, there was gold to be found in the other runs, especially when riders messed up and had nothing to lose. Walter Wood gave us a zero spin, Alex Ferreira had a cork 540 Daffy critical grab and Kevin Rolland landed with one ski but rode away.
Men’s final results, SFR Tour halfpipe, Tignes, 2014:
1. Kevin Rolland (FRA) 94.70
2. Benoit Valentin (FRA) 93.30
3. Simon D’Artois (CAN) 91.00
4. Wing Tai Barrymore (USA) 81.70
5. Jon Anders Lindstad (NOR) 80.70
6. Walter Wood (USA) 75.70
7. Aaron Blunck (USA) 71.00
8. Mike Riddle (CAN) 48.00
9. Alex Ferreira (USA) 44.30
10. Thomas Krief (FRA) 32.70