Friday, February 5, 2010

Julien Lopez's Winning Run in the Nissan Russian Adventure

Due to heavy snowfall and wind, the Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch was postponed and rescheduled to take place in Chamonix after the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The competition finally took place yesterday February 4th at the north east face of Aiguille Pourrie at the Flégère ski area. With an extremely high performance level, Frenchman Skier Julien Lopez took victory. Riders had, from the starting point at 2500 metres of altitude, to negotiate 500 vertical metres of cliff jumps, snow loaded spines, big wide open fields and steep chutes at an average steepness of 40 degrees.