The WSX Final 2015 took place on November, in Wuyishan, China! Check the new video about the most important event of the year, made by Pascal Morasse-Raymond!
The Italian skater, Alice Delfino, performed extremely well for her very first competing season! She finished fifth in Lyon, then took the second place in Switzerland and finally won the most important race of the year, the WSX Final in China! These great results instantly raised her world ranking to the second place! Check Alice's feedback about her great victory below:
"I expected to reach to the finals, but not to take the first place!", Alice said, "The competition was very tough! First of all, I was not in my best shape, but most importantly because all my opponents had an enormous capacity!
I am very satisfied about my race! I think that this Chinese race was the most difficult race after Lyon, so I'm really happy for managing to catch up with Mathilde Monneron! Regarding next year, I'd like to compete even more and to try to reach the world number one title!
However I think it was one of the best experiences of my life! I am very thankful to my coach and to my parents!"
Check the new video, made by Alex Shulgan, about his trip to China for the Wuyishan International Roller Skating Festival, which gathered many international
riders for Freestyle Slalom and World Skate Cross Competitions.
The 2015 season was incredibly successful for Yohan Fort from France. He won all the main competitions of the year, improving his World Ranking from 61st to 1 place directly! Here Yohan shares his emotions after the Final WSX in China !
"I am very happy to finish the season with another victory", the winner said, "I did a perfect race and won the title of the world champion! My results are the end point of one year's work, which I actually started bad for some health reasons. I held on and got the victory! I could not ask for anything more. For the next season I wish I can do the same or even better!"
Since 22 steps from the beginning of the season and after the WSX Final in China, the final WSX World Ranking 2015 is online! All the leaders keep on their ranks but some interesting changes appeared inside of the Ranking.
The French rider Yohan Fort confirmed his title of the strongest skater 2015, winning the WSX Final in China and keeping the first step of the Men's World Ranking. Flavien Du Peloux (Fra) after his second place in Wuyishan, won one position and is up to the second rank, causing Anthony Avella (Fra) go down 1 line and end up in the 3rd place. Martin Barrau (Fra) is up to the 5th position, winning 4 places. Italian skater, Giorgio Cossaro won 8 positions and is up from the 15th rank to the 7th. Jonathan Duclos (Fra) is now on the 8th position (+6). Marco De Marni (Ita) won 9 ranks and is up to the 9th place. Spanish rider Alejandro Rahali is down to the 10 place, loosing 2 lines.
Mathilde Monneron from France keeps her 1st position of the Women's World Ranking. After her great victory of the WSX Final in China, Italian skater, Alice Delfino is up to the second position, winning 3 lines and causing Jessica Billard (Fra) go down 1 line and end up in the 3rd place. Aurore Costabile (Fra) is now 4th (+2). Claudia Massara (Ita) won two positions and is up to the 5th place. Auriane Daries (Fra) is down to the 6th line, loosing 3 ranks. Justine Grall (Fra) is down from the fourth place to the 8th position. The best up is for Canadian Monica Boudreau who entered the TOP-11 from 79th position.
Flavien Du Peloux and Léandre Mage with their "Tarzans" Team keep the first place of the Team Cross World Ranking. "Les Conos" represented by Jonathan Duclos and Vincen Guichard still on the second position. Spanish Alejandro Vicente Rahali and Jonathan Santos, team "Gentelmen's Club" are up to the 3rd place, winning 8 positions and causing "Go and Fun Italy 2" represented by Edoardo Debenedetti and Federico Delfino go down 1 line and end up in the 4th place.
The 2015 Final WSX Event was held on November, 28-30 in Wuyishan, China. The 67 best skaters from all around the world were fighting for the victory of this year's most important competition. The tough weather conditions didn't stop the strongest riders from showing their best. Here's the final overview!
The leader of the world championships, Yohan Fort from France, confirmed his status of the strongest skater! He stayed unbeaten and won the final race of the season! He won all his races after showing the third best qualification time (25.673 sec). Flavien Du Peloux (Fra, #3) was the fastest skater in the time trials (25.565 sec) and showed his best during the quarter and semi finals, finishing first in both rounds, until the final, where he finished behind Yohan. Another French skater, Léandre Mage (Fra, #4) performed the fifth qualification time (26.311 sec) and finished at the third place of this 100% French podium. Jonatan Santos (Esp, #6) was in 26.65 sec in the time trials and finished the final at one step from the podium, taking the fourth place.
In the women category, the current world number 5, Alice Delfino from Italy, did her best result ever and won the biggest World Skate Cross event of the year ! She was second after the time trials (28.873 sec) and won all her runs, including the big final, showing her best result so far! Mathilde Monneron (Fra, #1) was the strongest during the qualification (27.97 sec) and in the semi-final, but she stayed behind Alice in the final race, and finished at the second place. Jessica Billard (Fra, #2) finished third after showing the fourth qualification time (29.346 sec). Aurore Costabile (Fra, #6) was third during the qualification (28.929 sec) and finished the final race at the fourth place.
Leandre Mage and Flavien Du Peloux from France, team "Tarzan" won the Team Cross Final, leaving the second place for Italian team "Little Italy", represented by Giorgio Cossaro and Marco De Marni. Jonathan Duclos from France and Federico Delfino from Italy took the third place with their "Italianofrench" Team!
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 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.
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.