The first edition of the Grandvalira GranRide Monday, February 17th was held after being postponed over the weekend due to the weather. There was a high level of participation, with the victory of international riders in the four categories of the competition.
In the men's race involved 35 registered and victory in this case was for the Swedish Olof Larsson with 93 points and surpassed the Argentine Joaquín Vena for only 4.67 points. The third step of the podium was for French Wadeck Gorak.
After his victory, Larsson was very pleased with his performance: "I made a good downhill and I managed to complete good tricks. Skiing on a snow like this is amazing and helps you both like to go fast to have fun and play in the fall. "
Joaquín Vena, international rider GORE-TEX © and Haglöfs and local Grandvalira, was also very pleased with his participation: "The snow was perfect and it was my day. I felt good physically and I'm happy with the result and enjoy a race like this. I've done a good drop, very fluid, aggressive and playing field. I tried doing the original line and went well. All riders were so amazed dryness found in Grandvalira. "
In snowboard French rule was total, with three riders from the neighboring country in the first three places of the table. Camille Armand, with 85.66 points, got the win ahead of Matthieu Narbonne, who scored 74.66. Compatriot Clément Bochatay completed the podium with 72.66 points. Sergio Arjona, fifth, Spanish was the best of the day.
Regarding the women's competition, the top four positions were for Swedish riders. Filippa Ring (77.66 p.) Was the winner of the Grandvalira GrandRide beat Evelina Nilsson (73.73 p.) And Karin Stöckel (72.33 p.), second and third respectively. The only Spanish test, Monica Tomas, finished seventh.
Finally in snowboard clear victory with 64 points Hollsten Mikaela took the top spot. Beat Finnish rider Aleix Andorran Anaïs (56.56 p.), Second, and Monica Font (50 p.), Third, that the accompanied on the podium of the test.
Of course it has been a controversial test, but very enjoyed by riders.