Big Air Qualifiers mixed up

25 February 2012 03:28
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As if you could have count on it. Just like every year, the weather in Quebec City and the area nearby claims at least one of the major secondary roles at the World Cup.

Today, wind and heavy gusts as well as strong snow fall caused some trouble in the qualifiers for the season's last big air world cup competition.

Although the wind didn't really affect the riding but made the life pretty unpleasant for the spectators in the finish area who bravely braved the weather, the snow falls turned out to be a real issue for the safety of the riders.

Due to the fresh white in the in-run the jury decided not to take any risks and postponed heat #2 until tomorrow.

According to this, the originally program changed and now looks like this:

Slopestyle

  • Training Men Heat #1 and #2: 9 AM – 9:40 AM

  • Qualifier Men Heat #1 and #2: 9:50 AM – 11AM (Double up format)

  • Training Women Heat #1 and #2 11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

  • Qualifier Women Hean #1 and #2 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM

Big Air

  • Training Heat #2: 3 PM – 3:50 PM (Top 6 Heat #1 are allowed to also train)

  • Qualifier Heat #2: 4 PM – 5 PM

  • Training Finals: 6 PM – 6:40 PM

  • Finals: 7 PM

Quebecer leads heat #1

However, some riders of heat #1 weren't deterred at all and nailed some decent tricks thus making their way to the finals.

Best qualifier was Antoine Truchon (CAN) who landed his favorite trick, a frontside 1080 double cork, scoring 95.50 points in the first run and thus decided to skip the second hit.

The 21-years-old from Montreal, who had only competed in two big air world cups before (London, Stockholm), will meet his team mate Matts Kulisek (CAN), Petr Horak (CZE), Ville Uotila (FIN), Janne Korpi (FIN) and Dimi De Jong (NED) in the finals again as they were also able to grab one of the six seats for the finals.