Antoine Truchon victorious in Quebec Big Air

26 February 2012 02:55
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Antoine Truchon (CAN) has won the last big air competition of the 2012 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup and thus claimed his career's first World Cup win right on home turf.

In Quebec City, the 21-years-old from close to Montreal scored a total of 176.75 points and thus relegated reigning World Champion Petja Piiroinen (FIN, 172.25) as well as his fellow countryman Matts Kulisek (CAN, 170.75) to second and third rank respectively.

Winning my first World Cup on home soil feels pretty good. I'm really happy about that. I really couldn't expect more from this,” said the best qualifier of heat #1 after he not only had made him but also the crowd of spectators very happy.

Truchon, who had missed the finals in his first two World Cup starts as 25th in London and 41st in Stockholm, clinched his career's first World Cup win with a frontside 1080 double cork (run 1) and a switch backside 1080 double cork (run 2).

In the other World Cups before, there was always something wrong. This time I just took all my past bad experiences and tried my best.”

But tonight was the night for the Quebecer and still be as Truchon stated: “I won't sleep tonight. I gonna make this night a legendary one!”

Number 2 for Korpi

While Truchon got ready for a superb night in Quebec, Janne Korpi (FIN, 169.50), who just had secured the Halfpipe World Cup title two days ago, crowned a successful big air season finishing in fourth position thus also taking home the Crystal Globe for the Big Air World Cup.

In addition, Korpi can also prepare for another official title.

As tomorrow will bring the season's last freestyle event with the sole slopestyle comp of this winter taking place in Stoneham, the 26-years-old will also be awarded Freestyle Overall World Cup winner. None of his competitors can edge off the 26-years-old from Nummela from the top seat anymore.