Florian Petitcollin (Fra) and Alice Delfino (Ita), are the new 2018 WSX-IIDA Skate Cross World Champions !
About 60 skaters coming from 15 countries took part in the whole event.
Due to the bad weather conditions, the qualifications were cancelled, adding some stress to the skaters who didn't know who were the most dangerous skaters, this event mixing downhill skaters and Skate-cross specialists.
Starting directly with the 4 skaters heats, on a challenging downhill track, finishing in the city center of Peschiera Del Garda, the skaters had to focus on their skating and had no right to do any mistake.
In the men category, Yohan Fort (Fra) (WSX World Champion 2015), Christian Montavon (Sui) (IIDA Downhill World Champion 2014), Florian Petitcollin (Fra) (WSX World Champion 2016 & 2017), and Giorgio Cossaro (Ita) (Winner of WSX Barcelona 2018) qualified for the big final.
With a great start, Y.Fort lead half of the race, but F.Petitcollin overtook him just before the last straight and kept the lead until the end. C.Montavon, the most experienced skater of the final, couldn't fight with the 2 first skaters and fought hard to keep contact, and finally overtook G.Cossaro just before the last turn, to finish on the third step of the podium.
In the women race, the final race was opposing, Francesca Conzi (Ita) (2017 World Champion), Alice Delfino (Ita) (2017 Vice-World Champion), Claudia Massara (Ita) and Charline Marillier (Fra). A.Delfino, very fast the whole day, lead the race from the beginning till the end through the finish line. Behind her, C.Massara, who improved a lot her power and downhill skills, was strongly keeping the second place, but F.Conzi overtook her just before the last turn to take the silver medal. C.Marillier, couldn't catch them and finished at the fourth place, letting the 3 first places to 3 italians.
Full results available here.
The 3rd step of the WSX World cup is confirmed to be held in Villablino, Spain. More information about registration and how to organise your trip are available in the document below and on the event's website. Don't wait to register for this event, which is as well the European championships of Alpine Slalom !
Italians Alice Delfino and Giorgio Cossaro win the first main stage of the WSX 2018 World Cup !
On Barcelona's challenging ramps, the main difficulty was to keep full control all along the track with the high pressure. The two italians Alice Delfino and Giorgio Cossaro were the bests at this game this time !
A.Delfino won the final for the second year in a row, against Sandrine Rangeon (Fra) who went up from the 7th qualification time
up to the second place, thanks especially to her ability to pass her opponents. E.Duchemin (Fra) took the third place of the race, beating the 2017 world champion,
F.Conzi (Ita) in the small final.
While Florian Petitcollin, the 2017 world champion, and 2 years barcelona extreme's defending champion, fell down in
the eighth of finals, G.Cossaro, only 8th best time of the qualification round, could manage to control all the races, beating Xavier Eguino Alcazar
(Per) in the final, for his first victory on a WSX main event ever ! Lucien Hugues (Fra), took the 3rd place for the second consecutive year, beating a promising
young italian, Luca Borromeo, in the small final.
Full results available here.
More information is available about the IIDA-WSX 2018 World Championships !
The promotional magazine is now available describing the event, and all the side competitions that will take place around the IIDA-WSX world championships.
You can already pre-register for the competition by sending an email with your full name, country, email adress, phone number, past results to email@example.com
Free accomodation can be provided by organisation for the first overseas skaters to register ! Just ask for details at the registration email adress and chack if you/your team are eligible for
the free accomodation.
More to come soon !
The registration for Imagin Extrem Barcelona skatecross is open !
Connect here to secure your spot for the competition !
This year, following the wish of the organisation, the format of competition has been changed a bit comparing with last year, the track will be shorter, but with a higher density of obstacles
Also the competition will be a ONE on ONE duel challenge !
The program of the competition should be available next week. More news coming soon.
A new World Championship format will appear starting in 2018 !
Some important evolutions are happening this year in the World Skate Cross Series.
For a better developpment of the sport, and to join other inline skating disciplines in 2019, starting from this year, the World Championships will be held in only one event !
All the other events will be part of the WSX World Cup, and the World Ranking will remain to have a World Cup winner (World n°1) at the end of the year.
To achieve a positive evolution, the World Skate Cross Series will now collaborate with the IIDA (International Inline Downhill Association).
The result of this collaboration will be more events in the near future, and introducing more events in downhill format like we had in the past years (Lausanne, Barcelone, Quebec,...), for
additional challenges and excitement for skaters and public.
The first WSX - IIDA Skatecross World Championships, will be held in Italy, Peschiera del Garda, on July 20th to 22nd.
The first WSX World cup event, will be held this year in Barcelona, during Imagin Extreme Barcelona, on June 16th and 17th and on a new format : 1 on 1 races on a shorter downhill track (same as last year) but with more ramps
for a higher racing rythm.
The links for registration will be available soon ! Stay tuned !