Congratulations to our SCOTT Team Rider, Loïc Collomb-Patton (FRA), the 2014 Freeride World Champion!
Last Saturday, March 29, 2014, Loïc topped off his phenomenal Freeride World Tour 2014 season with a 3rd place at the final in Verbier, Switzerland. This resulted in him winning the overall Freeride World Tour 2014 with a combined score of 8260 pts, over 2nd place Sam Smoothy, NZL (7005 pts).
Photo: freerideworldtour.com / P.Field
After his overall win he said:“It’s a dream come true. I didn’t feel so good up at the start. I was under a lot of pressure and was not really confident with my line. Once on the face you just have to go for it, fast and big, and it worked out well. This first year on the tour my objective was to be top 12 to qualify to Verbier. To win is a dream! So cool”
SCOTT Team Rider Jérémie Heitz (CH) finished in 6th place at the Verbier Extreme. In the overall Freeride World Tour ranking he ended up in a fantastic 3rd place with 6870 points.
After the contest had been postponed for one week due to poor weather and bad snow conditions, loads of spectators still came to watch the Verbier Extreme - the final of the Freeride World Tour 2014.
From the Col des Gentianes the fans had an ideal view of the famous competition face - the Bec des Rosses.
All riders showed strong performances, especially the overall winner - Loïc Collomb-Patton - crowning his amazing season with a gnarly run that included several huge drops.
Equally to the men, the Women's SCOTT Freeride Team successfully completed the Freeride World Tour 2014 season as well. Lorraine Huber from Austria finished in the overall ranking 2nd, Jaclyn Paaso (USA) 4th.
You can find a replay of the live webcast here. All photos of the Verbier Extreme on www.freerideworldtour.com.
For SCOTT a very successful Freeride World Tour 2014 season has come to an end with the final in Verbier. For news concerning the upcoming FWT 2015 season please continue to check our news section on www.scott-sports.com.