Monday, March 23, 2009

Nissan Xtreme-Verbier

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) 2009 came to an end with an amazing fourth stage and grand finale: the Nissan Xtreme-Verbier.
"We witnessed a fantastic show with historical runs on the Bec des Rosses. The riders proved their mastery and wisdom in tough conditions. They have shown the true evolution of Freeride as a sport. My feeling about this second edition of the Freeride World Tour is that it ahs progressed and there is potential for the future", said Nicolas Hale Woods, organizer of the Freeride World Tour and founder of the Nissan Xtreme - Verbier.
"The legend of the Bec de Rosses made the 14th running of the Xtreme a very exciting event. The athletes battled deep snow and windy conditions to give the large crowd a great show. Nissan are proud of the performance of our Nissan Sports Adventure athletes who triumphed in the challenging conditions.The Freeride World Tour has reached another level during the 2009 season, with the athletes pushing themselves to challenge the conditions, and in doing so raising the bar for the sport. Nissan are very proud to have been involved with the Freeride World Tour, as part of our Nissan Sports Adventure programme across Europe. Together with the tour we look forward to the continued development and success of freeriding", said Jean-Pierre Diernaz, General Manager, Marketing Communications, Nissan Europe.