Another amazing news for the Dalbello Family!
At the end of March with a new coat of 50cm of fresh snow in Switzerland, the epic final competition of the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2014 by The North Face® took place. At the end of the day winners of both the 19th edition of the legendary “Xtreme” and the 2014 Freeride World Tour Champions were crowned with Dalbello Team Rider Sam Smoothy taking out second place in the overall tour rankings for the men’s ski category.
The 2014 Freeride World Tour has been anything but plain sailing for the New Zealander who almost missed the first tour stop due to an emergency operation to remove his appendix. Despite not claiming the coveted tour title he was nonetheless proud to claim second place.
“In all I’m really proud I tried to go for the win but it just simply wasn’t on in my condition. I am so happy with my season battling through the appendix removal, a hyper extended elbow and destroyed back.
“To take second against the best is more than I could have hoped for and I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished and can’t wait to come back healthy and try again for the title next year.”
Overall results Freeride World Tour 2014
1. Nadine Wallner (AUT)
2. Lorraine Huber (AUT)
3. Pia Nic Gundersen (NOR)
1. Loic Collomb-Patton (FRA)
2. Sam Smoothy (NZL)
3. Jeremie Heitz (SUI)
Check Sam’s winning in Kappl, Austria: