The Swatch Freeride World Tour rolled in and out of Chamonix again this year, with a real mixed bag of results.
In the men's skiing, Loic Collomb-Patton stomped another victory after placing first in Courmayeur a few days before arriving in Chamonix, and is currently sat at the top of the 2014 FWT Ski leader board. Drew Tabke who won last year in Chamonix is currently sat in 16th position, and Aurelien Ducroz who had retired last year was back but sadly not on top form, leaving the field open to lots of less well known riders.
Ralph Backstrom who won the men's snowboard here last year had a bit of a bad run, falling a couple of times and ended up in 10th position on the leaderboard after scoring pretty low points for his run. Jonathan 'dudes' Charlet didn't compete this year in Chamonix but his brother Chris took up the baton and is now holding 9th place overall. Sascha Hamm the only British male snowboarder had a super-fast, clean run and came second on the day and is now holding 5th place in the overall Snowboard leader board.
In the women's skiing it was an unpredictable days for result too, the most memorable and high-octane run was by Jaclyn Passo whose run included a double cliff drop (the only woman to take this line all day) and made it look like a walk in the park, taking 1st spot on the day and in the overall ladies ski rankings (although she did manage to knee herself in the face in the process!)
In ladies snowboard, Laura Dewey who took a podium in Chamonix last year is currently sat in 6th place in a field of only 8 riders. Elodie Mouthon, whose sister is taking part in the FWQ on 1st February, is currently sat at the bottom of the table.
The tour rolls on to it's third stop today in Fieberbrunn in Austria. You can watch the action live on Redbull TV kicking off with Snowboard men on Monday morning, and see what the starting line up looks like here.
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