Freshly integrated into the Team, Sam Favret blasted onto the scene showing his talents by winning the Red Bull Linecatcher 2013 in Les Arcs… first contest rocking orage, first place on the podium.
To fully comprehend the elite class of athletes Sam can now call “fellow linecatchers”, take a look back at the previous list of winners: Anthony Boronowski, Candide Thovex, Sean Pettit.
Conditions were perfect for this best-of-the backcountry event, with hikers climbing the slopes to the starting point under clear blue skies and plenty of pow underfoot.
Sam Favret impressed the judges with three brilliant runs. But it was his last run which saw him mixing freestyle skills and a creative line that won over the judges. His run boasted a switch rodeo 5 followed by a rightside 7 into a natural takeoff 3.. all mixed with a fast, strong style.
After his win, Sam had this to say: “Sheer happiness! We’ve all ridden well. The vibes were really great during this contest. I was able to control the pressure and ride relaxed. It’s that which allowed me to let go and ski at my best level. It is such a brilliant result and a good omen for the rest of the season.”
You can also find full reports and videos at the following links:
Articles + photos: http://freeski.downdays.eu/featured/16/01/2013/sam-favret-wins-red-bull-linecatcher/
Video of the runs + ITW in french: http://www.skipass.com/videos/interviews-et-runs-des-vainq.html
We will give you more updates on Sam season during the winter.