ANTOINE ADELISSE wins World cup in Destne

All signs pointed to historic level of skiing right from the word ‘go,’ as 10 of the 11 skiers on hand stomped their first hit, with none scoring lower than an 80.75, and seven of those 10 tricks earning a score in the 90s – lead by Adelisse and a 96.25 for his right side triple 1620 mute grab.

Through the second run their would be multiple lead changes as the heavy hits kept coming, but in run three Adelisse would throw down his trump card, stomping a near-perfect switch pre-nose grab triple cork 1440 that nobody else in the world can do like him. The trick would earn him a score of 98.00; giving him a combined score of 194.25, a lead which would not be touched, and the first victory of his World Cup career.

“Tonight was the highest level ever, and I finally landed those tricks in this competition,” Adelisse smiled from the finish area, “It was kind of revenge for me for a couple other competitions this season (that didn’t go my way). I couldn’t be more happy to win this competition today. I’m so proud to be able to do this thing (the switch pre-grab triple 1440) that nobody can do. There’s been a lot of work behind this and I’m so proud to finally land my tricks and finish in first place. It means a lot to me. It means a lot. And then to finish third on the World Cup overall as well…this is the best night of my life.”

As Adelisse mentioned, the win vaulted him into third overall on the 2019/20 FIS Freeski Big Air World Cup standings.

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