Snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue was the winner at Nissan Tram Face (Squaw Valley, USA) the thrid stage of the Freeride World Tour. The event took place on the Silverado venue. With its playful terrain the riders put up a great show for the hundreds of cheering locals, pushing the limits with a ‘best of two runs’ format.
"It was a pleasant surprise today to ride the Silverado face. It was a real pleasure to see the girls stomping. As for me, I landed near a rock and in switch so I had to turn again on the next jump, but it was all good in the end. Today was a truly spectacular show", said Xavier.
"A fantastic run! Xavier took a committed line with great speed and without any hesitation, starting off with a “360 front side” (full rotation), then jumping a double cliff and finishing off with a unique cliff jump at the bottom, high and exposed – everything executed without any errors", said Head Judge Snowboard Xavier Jordan.
Xavier de Le Rue is the current leader of the overall Freeride World Tour Ranking 2010, before the final stage Nissan Xtreme by Swatch in Verbier, March 20.