The second 2015 WSX main event was held on September, 18th - 20th in Lyon, France. 40 skaters from France, Italy, Spain and Ireland were competing for the victory. Here is a small overview after the event.
Yohan Fort (Fra, #1) stayed unbeaten! Showing the best qualification time (27,187 sec), he won all his races and reached the first step of the podium. Moreover, thanks to his victories of the last two main events, he became a new world number one! Anthony Avella (Fra, #2) finished second in the final. He was the fastest until the semi-final, where he let Yohan win. French skater, Flavien Du Peloux (Fra, #3) showed the second qualification time (27,357 sec) and finished at the third place. Florian Petitcollin (Fra, #7) was third in the qualification (27,772 sec) and the fourth to cross the finish line of the big final.
Women's World Champion of the last two seasons, Mathilde Monneron (Fra, #1), continues to win! She was the fastest in the qualification (30,879 sec) and won all her runs, including the big final! Amandine Condroyer (Fra, #17) showed the third qualification time (32,287 sec) and did her best result so far, getting the second place of the competition! Jessica Billard (Fra, #2) finished third. Another French skater, Maud Oguey (#10) took the fourth place and showed the fourth qualification time (32,815 sec).
French Team "Tarzan & Cheeta", represented by Leandre Mage and Flavien Du Peloux, won the Team Cross race. Frederic Bukowski (Fra) and Warren Digne (Fra), team "Nomades", finished second. Jonathan Duclos (Fra) and Vincèn Guichard (Fra) with their "Los Conos" team took the third place of the Team Cross final.
After 20 steps of the season 2015, here is the new WSX World Ranking and the new leader of the men's category!
The winner of the two main events, Switzerland and France, Yohan Fort (Fra) is up at the top of the World Ranking for the first time in his career! He is the third French skater to lead the ranking after Kevin Quintin and Anthony Avella, who are down to the second and 13th places respectively. Flavien Du Peloux (Fra) is on the third place. Leandre Mage and Vincen Guichard from France are now on the 4th and 5th positions. Jonathan Santos from Spain keeps the 6th rank. Florian Petitcollin (Fra) is up to the 7th place. Alejandro Rahali (Esp) is on the 8th position. French riders, Martin Barrau and Daniel Molinari are completing the TOP-10 at the 9th and 10th places respectively.
In the Women's category, Mathilde Monneron (Fra) keeps her 1st position. Jessica Billard (Fra) is up to the second place! Auriane Daries (Fra) stays at the third step of the Ranking. Justine Grall (Fra) did great to climb to the 4th place. Italian Alice Delfino is now 5th. Aurore Costabile (Fra) went down to the 6th position. Charline Marilier (Fra) is ranked 7th. Two Italian riders, Claudia Massara and Camilla Debenedetti are taking the 8th and 9th places respectively. 10th step of the Ranking is for Maud Oguey from France.
In the Team Cross ranking, "Tarzans" Team from France with Flavien Du Peloux and Léandre Mage keeps the first place. Another French team, "Les Conos" with Jonathan Duclos and Vincen Guichard is now ranked 2nd. Italian team, "Go and Fun Italy 2" represented by Edoardo Debenedetti and Federico Delfino gets the third position.
The next international WSX*** event will be held in Lyon, France, on September, 18th-20th.
The registration is now open !
The first 2015 main event, which was held on August 21st - 23rd, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is over.
Almost 50 skaters from 7 different countries challenged each other during the first three stars event of the year. The newcomers were opposed to the strongest riders in this race and the outcome brought us some highly interesting results!
After his victory in 2014 (WSX Rennes), Yohan Fort (Fra, #114) showed his best result so far and remained unbeaten during the whole race! He made the best qualification time (31,764 sec) and won all his races to reach the first step of the podium! Another French skater, Flavien Du Peloux (#32), the current Freeride French Champion, improved his last year's result from third place to the second. He won all his races, except the final and showed the third best qualification time (31,995 sec). The Ice Cross Downhill skater and winner of the La Plagne Skate Cross 2013, Jim De Paoli from Switzerland finished at the third place of the podium! Florian Petitcollin (Fra) showed his best result so far, being fourth to cross the finish line.
Women's World Champion of the last two seasons, Mathilde Monneron (Fra, #1) got another victory and won the Skate Cross final. She showed the best result of the qualification (36,418 sec) and was fastest for all her runs. The new blood, Italian Alice Delfino did great to finish on the second place! And another surprise came from Italy: Barbara Codazzi, well known in the Freestyle slalom world, started good her skate cross career right away from the third place of the big final. French skater, Aurore Costabile (#5), who was second last year, showed the second best qualification time (38,714 sec) and finished at the fourth place.
For the Team Cross race, French skaters, Flavien Du Peloux (#32) and Léandre Mage (#39) got the victory with their “Tarzans” team. Ice Cross Downhill riders, Jim De Paoli (Sui) and Luca Dallago (Aut), team ‘’Jim De Lago’’ were first for the qualification and finished second in the final. French team “Un Lapin” gathered by Hugo Pellae and Sabri Ali Messaoud stepped on the third step of the podium.
The registration for the WSX*** Lausanne, Switzerland is now open !
The event will be held on August, 21st - 23rd.
We are sad to announce that the WSX Russian Main event, which was supposed to be held on September, 5th to 6th, in Moscow, had to be cancelled by the local organization. We apologize to everyone for the misinformation, but nonetheless there will still be an event held in Moscow, from September 4th to 6th : a World Slalom Series 3-cone event, Rollerclub Cup, with disciplines such as Battle, Classic, Speed, Slides and Jumps. Even if the WSX event is cancelled, you can still enjoy the opportunity of this competition ! For more information check the world slalom series website.
The first international event of the year was held on June 13th - 14th, in Barcelona, Spain.
20 skaters from 6 different countries were invited to this event, to make the first big event of 2015. The competition gathered France’s strongest skaters, World Champion 2013-2014 and Men's world #1 Anthony Avella, Kevin Quintin (Fra, #5), Women's world #1 and double world champion (2013-2014) Mathilde Monneron (Fra) and Costabile Aurore (Fra, #4).
The race was hard, with a very complicated first ramp that the best skaters decided to gap, and the fact that the whole race was downhill didn’t help, as it gave a great deal of speed to the skaters. The fight was tough as well, but the strongest won anyway.
Double World Champion (2013 - 2014), Anthony Avella (Fra, #1) got his first big victory of the season. He showed the best time in the time trials (30,157), and won all his races to reach the first step of the podium. World # 5, Kevin Quintin (Fra) finished second. Showing the second best qualification time (31,129), he was first of his groups in the third and semi finals and ended up only one step away from the first place. The skatecross newcomer, Danilo Martins from Brazil did a great job, finishing third. He performed the third best qualification time (31,580) and finished at the third place on his very first skatecross. Warren Digne (Fra, #16), who was second at the semi-finals, after the rider Daniel Gomez (Esp) got disqualified for jumping over a bale of straw, ended up fourth.
Women's World Champion of the last two seasons, Mathilde Monneron (Fra, #1) left all her competitors behind and won the skatecross final. She was the fastest at the qualification (33,912) and during all of her runs. World #4, Aurore Costabile (Fra) finished second. After showing the third time at the time trials (38,328), she won the semi-final but could not keep it up for the final and stayed at the second position. Sara Vilella from Spain showed an excellent result for her very first skatecross experience, performing the second time at the qualification (35,763) and ending on the third place of the podium at the final. Alexandra Sukhareva (Rus, #8), who made the fourth best qualification time (38,398), was the last to cross the finish line of the big final and took the fourth place.
2014 was another outstanding year for skatecross, with events all over the world, and more than 33000km of total distance between the events. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the last season, we tried to be there when you couldn't, bringing you as much of the events as possible.
Are you ready for the new season ? To warm you up, here is this video to remind us all these incredible events that happened in 2014.
Our only hope for this year is to be as exciting as the past one !
Stay tuned on skatecross.net, the new season is coming.