Dew Tour Day 4: Canadians Come Up Short in Final


Day four of the Dew Tour proved to be a busy one for Canadians with four of them competing on the second last day of competition from Breckenridge, Colorado.

In the women’s slopestyle final, Anouk Purnell-Faniel (Quebec City, QC) finished in fourth place with a score of 64.25.

“I didn’t have expectations, but I was happy to land my first run and that was big for me,” said Purnell-Faniel.

“I was pretty nervous and a little stressed. I think it could’ve gone better and cleaner. I’ll go home next and prepare for our training camp in Calgary.”

Olympic bronze medallist, Kim Lamarre (Lac-Beauport, QC), also took part in the final and placed fifth with a score of 51.50. Lamarre had a scary accident when she crashed during her second run.

“They took her to a hospital here in Colorado,” said David Mirota, High Performance Director. “She has a sore head and a sore shoulder. Everything is under control now and she’s getting good care. We’ll find out more from the doctors soon.”

In the men’s halfpipe competition, Olympic silver medallist and Sherwood Park, AB native Mike Riddle scored a high of 80.00 – good enough for ninth place. Teammate Simon d’Artois (Whistler, BC) finished 11th with a high score of 63.75.

“Normally I wouldn’t be happy with ninth, but tonight I am,” said Riddle who has been nursing a heavily bruised leg all week. “My goal was just not to crash to hard on my leg. Now I have some time before X Games to get my run dialled. I can do a lot better than I did today.”

“Today was a good day and training went well,” said d’Artois. “But it didn’t go as well during competition. I fell on my first run and missed a trick on my second at the end. It’s too bad, but I’m happy otherwise. I need to keep practicing to get it perfect.”

Tomorrow, the men’s slopestyle final will take place and will feature Alex Bellemare (St-Boniface, QC) and Evan McEachran (Oakville, ON). The event is scheduled to take place at 1 pm EST.

Full results from today can be found here.

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