Unbeatable Colas wins double globes
Guilbaut Colas won the last moguls World Cup event in Voss-Myrkdalen today and secured his overall World Cup win and overall moguls World Cup win.
In men’s action, Kingsbury got a little backseat and lost in the final round to World Cup 2010-11 overall points leader Guilbaut Colas of France. But it was Kingsbury’s dual with teammate Bilodeau that was the most exciting of the day.It was the fourth time this season that Kingsbury and Bilodeau have gone head-to-head and the first time that Kingsbury managed to prevail over the Olympic Champion.
”Finally I got it,” exclaimed an ecstatic Kingsbury, “I pushed my limits and went really big on my bottom air and it worked.”
The silver was Kingsbury’s 10th medal of the season, including two at World Championships. He said, “My secret is my consistency and the fact that I always feel confident in the start gate. I now know what to do to be on the podium and I work super well with my coach Rob Kober, so the pieces are all coming together and I’m on the right road for 2014.”
For his part, Bilodeau said he knew that one of these days Kingsbury would beat him. “He’s one of the best in the world and he deserved it today. I gave it all I’ve got, but he beat me fair and square.” Bilodeau closed the season second in the overall standings; Kingsbury was third.
It was a happy ending for Bilodeau, who had a rough start to the year. He said after Christmas he realized that he had been putting too much pressure on himself to win, “So, I changed my mental game and just started to focus on enjoying skiing, and it worked. I ended the season mentally confident.”