Andri Ragettli wins the World Cup Slopestyle event in Mammoth. Deven Fagan in 3rd.
Andri Ragettli wins the World Cup Slopestyle event in Mammoth, making it his 6th World Cup victory. Joining him on the podium is Deven Fagan in 3rd place who took to the podium for his first time.
Andri Ragettli out perfomed all the other riders and set a new bench mark for the men's slopestyle event, claming his 6th career World Cup victory and his 18th World Cup podium of his career.
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"Ragettli started things out on the rails with a switch left 450 on to forward, followed by a left 450 gap on 270 off, and then right 270 on switch up 270 off on the rainbow rail.
Through the jumps Ragettli really turned up the gas, with a right double cork 1260 double japan on the wing jump, a switch left double misty 1260 double mute on the first tabletop, and a left double 1620 tail to finish things off on the final kicker, ending up with a 90.28 for the win.
“Before I dropped in I knew Colby (Stevenson) was just 0.6 points in front of me,” Ragettli said, breaking down his thought process before his final run, “I knew I could do me run better. I was a little short on the last jump on my first run, so I went a little bit bigger, grabber that 1620 better, improved my score and landed in first place. It’s great day for the Swiss team. I always seem to be be on the podium if Sarah (Hoefflin) is on the podium, so if Sarah was on the podium today I knew I had to be there, too!”
Second place with a score 88.86 went to the USA’s Colby Stevenson, who lead for much of the competition after a stellar first run that included a stylish left nosebutter 450 on pretzel 270 out on the first rail and a unique 50-50 to 540 off on the canon rail, with a show-stopping left double 1440 cuban on his final hit.
Rounding out the podium in third was 18-year-old Deven Fagan, who claimed his first career World Cup podium at the same venue his twin brother Kiernan finished in third place the previous season, with Deven stomping a right double 1260 mute and a switch left double 1440 tail grab through the tabletops to give the host US team three podiums on the day." - FIS-SKI.COM