Dew Tour Athletes Shine at Winter X-Games Europe

The Winter Dew Tour may be over and the Champions crowned but the competition season is still in full swing as many of the star Dew Tour athletes made their way to Tignes, France to compete in X-Games Europe.

In the Freeski Superpipe competition, the French tandem that took Gold and Bronze at the X-Games in Aspen earlier this year stepped it up on the home turf to capture Gold and Silver this time around. Kevin Rolland was Mr. Consistent scoring a 95 on his first run and a 95.66 on his final run to edge out fellow countryman Xavier Bertoni who’s 92 solidified the Silver.

Canadian Justin Dorey, fresh off his third-place podium finish at the final stop of the Dew Tour in Mount Snow, took the Bronze medal.


Kevin Rolland going big ~ Photos by Freeskier

In men’s Freeski Slopestyle qualifiers, Bobby Brown continues his dominance, as he lead’s the pack in qualifiers. Rounding out the top spots are Tom Wallisch, and Elias Ambuhl. The stage is set for Friday with the Men’s slopestyle finals.

Bobby Brown ~ Photos by Freeskier 

In the Women’s Snowboard Superpipe, Dew Cup Champion Kaitlyn Farrington continued her winning ways and rode out of her mind to score a 97 and beat out Australian Olympic Gold medalist Torah Bright for the X-Games Gold. Following Torah’s Silver medal was France’s own Sophie Rodriguez literally taking home the Bronze.

For the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle final, Eric Willet bettered his X-Games Silver in Aspen to win the Gold ahead of Dew Cup Champion Sage Kotsenburg who spun his way to the Silver. The Bronze medal went to Slovenian rider Marko Grilc. Chas Guldemond stomped 2 insane runs during the elimination round scoring an incredible 98.33 on one run but was only able to muster up an uncharacteristic 70.66 in the finals to land in fifth place.

Still to come on Friday are the finals in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Men’s Snowboard Superpipe, Women’s Freeski Slopestyle and Superpipe and Men’s Freeski Slopestyle. Check back tomorrow for full results.