The superfinals of the Grandvalira Total Fight in freeski don't leave anyone indifferent after the spectacular performance of the 12 finalists in the El Tarter snowpark.
The powerful Swiss team was at a high level and the youngest of them all, Andri Ragettli (17 years old) took the victory ahead of Sweden’s Jesper Tjäder and Swiss Fabian Bösch.
After the qualifying session on Friday, Jesper Tjader (group 1) and James Woods (group 2) was postulated as favourites for overall victory with Fabian Bosch, who recently won the X-Games in Aspen in Big Air. On the other hand, the Norwegian Oystein Braaten (winner Grandvalira Total Fight 2015) was injured in the knee in Friday’s free practice and commented: “It was a shame as I like a lot this competition. I confirm that I will come in the next edition.”
In the Final, each of the 12 riders had two opportunities to try to reach the Super Final, reserved for the 4 best freeskiers. After scoring judges, they were elected Swiss Fabian Bosch and Andri Ragettli, English James Woods and Swede Jesper Tjader.
It came the moment of truth and each of the 4 riders of the Super Final have three attempts to win in the twelfth edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight in freeski. In the first round, Andri Ragettli and Jesper Tjader mark the rhythm and would get their best score: Swiss, with a round consists of a nose butter 4, sw F6 cork, sw 2 rodeo 4, sw left D12 mute, right D10 tail, left D10 safety and Swedish with a round with a transfer BS soap 2F, rodeo 4, sw2 pretzel 6, sw left D9 D japan, right D12 mute, sw backflip hand.
In the second round of the Super Final, the Swiss Fabian Bosch would make his best performance after completing a 2/2, sw underflip 4 japan, wall rodeo 6 boro, right D12 tail, sw left D9 japan, left D10 safety. Meanwhile, the English James Woods get personal best score in the third and final round, after realize a sw2 pretzel 2, sw pretzel 4, sw 2/4, sw left D9 safety, right D12 tail, sw 7 tail tap.
After this, Andri Ragettli sentenced the Super Final. The podium would complete this order, Jesper Tjader and Fabian Bosch.
After victory, Ragettli commented: “I’m super happy and exultant with my round today, also delighted that my team mate Fabian accompany me on the podium. I want to stand out that the course was perfect and I had so much fun.”
Second classified of the day, Sweden Jesper Tjader, notes that “I feel good after getting the second place, last year I took the third step of the podium so I have improved my final classification. I am very satisfied with how it has turned out the second round and that allowed me to achieve this result.”
The third step of the podium was completed by Fabian Bosch, the Swiss add: “I loved this competition in Grandvalira. Obviously, the third position is not desired but I’m glad to get the podium. I would’ve had a good time.”