The fifteenth edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight will be remembered for the great level of the participating riders who made enjoy both the spectators present in the stands of the El Tarter snowpark and the fans who could see the live competition online.
For the Snow competition, the riders faced a very technical circuit that forced them to chain perfectly all the modules in a very fluid way so as not to lose speed; determining factor to rise to the podium. The four women finalists were the first of the day to go out to compete, the duel between Julia Marino and Yuka Fujimori was served. After a pitched battle, Julia Marino took the victory for the first time in the El Tarter snowpark.
The excitement increased with the arrival in competition of the men. All eyes were on the world number one in slopestyle discipline, Mark McMorris; But the Swiss Michael Schaerer was crowned to achieve the best victory of his career after making a great third round composed of a Cab 270 BS lipslide, switch boardslide underflip 450 tuck knee and a FS 270/450 in the jibbing area, followed by a BS 1260 mute, switch BS 1260 mute and FS 1080 nose in jumps.
L'Abarset Après-ski in El Tarter was the place where the awards ceremony was given to the four best classifieds where it culminated with the Total Fight party and the performance of the renowned band Nasty Mondays. An edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight in snowboard that will be remembered for the story.
In the Freeski competition, we were not left behind. The El Tarter snowpark was the scene of one of the most exciting freeski finals in the fifteen-year history of Grandvalira Total Fight. The rivalry between the participating riders demanded a higher level in the tricks performed in the slopestyle circuit and, among them, Fabian Boesch stood out.
Stevenson, after finishing second, commented: "I am happy to have made the decision at the last minute to return to Andorra for Total Fight. The circuit is spectacular! Thanks to all the shapers. The weather was not ideal but we did the best we could and in the end the event was amazing. I did the best round I could with poor visibility but I had to keep the jumps a little more mellow."
Being habitual, in the recognized local après-ski L'Abarset the podium was celebrated and the end of celebration of the memorable 15th edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight.