photo credit: René Brunner
Baptiste Brochu Gold at SBX World Cup, Seb Toots Bronze at Burton US Open Slopestyle.
In the midst of the fog and snow at Piste de l’Ours in Veysonnaz, SUI, 21 year-old Baptiste Brochu (Saguenay, QC) took home the first World Cup snowboardcross gold of his young career.
Solid riding in each round landed Brochu in the final heat, where he took advantage of an early crash by his opponents, which included Olympic champion Pierre Vaultier (FRA) – who secured the tour title over the weekend, to finish with a comfortable lead for his first victory:
“It feels so good to win in my second final appearance ever. I’m super stoked. It’s a dream come true. It’s great to win here in Veysonnaz, the place where I injured myself the last time I was competing here. I know the course so I wasn’t worried about last year’s injury.”
The last race of the World Cup season now heads to Baqueira Beret, SPA from March 19-20, 2016.
photo credit: Chris Witwicki
Third Place for Seb Toots in Burton US Open Slopestyle final