Photo Epic: Slopestyle - Crankworx Les Gets 2018

Jun 24, 2018
by Matthew DeLorme  


It wasn't an easy week for the crew of 14 slope riders in Les Gets. Strong winds made practice nearly impossible and the forecast for the big day looked like more of the same. The event was moved up to noon to avoid the strongest of the winds, but with one full practice session, this was going to be a tough one. Riders struggled with the breezes once airborne and things didn't shake out as most had hoped. But it was a largely injury-free day despite the crashes. Nicolai Rogatkin took another win with a commanding lead on the first run. Brett Rheeder took second and a stoked Erik Fedko took home third.

Waiting for the winds to die down.
Waiting for the winds to die down.

Brett Rheeder checking the run.
Brett Rheeder checking the run.

Rogatkin was all focus today.
Rogatkin was all focus today.

Rheeder coming to grips with risk vs. reward. The amount of wind this week made practice time scare. Minimal runs were taken by all.
Rheeder coming to grips with risk vs. reward. The amount of wind this week made practice time scarce. Minimal runs were taken by all.

Szymon Godziek applauding Rogatkin s spectacular first run
Szymon Godziek applauding Rogatkin's spectacular first run

Simon Pages praying in his little chapel
Simon Pages praying in his little chapel

Nicolai Rogatkin.
Nicolai Rogatkin.

Thomas Genon
Thomas Genon

Tommy G took full advantage of practice this morning.
Tommy G took full advantage of practice this morning.

Diego Caverzasi crashed on his first run and could only manage a 69.5 in run two.
Diego Caverzasi crashed on his first run and could only manage a 69.5 in run two.

Not a good day out for Anthony Messere. Messere took twelfth.
Not a good day out for Anthony Messere. Messere took twelfth.

Matt Jones on his way to seventh place.
Matt Jones on his way to seventh place.


Brett Rheeder tried to catch up to Rogatkin but couldn t quite make it today
Brett Rheeder tried to catch up to Rogatkin but couldn't quite make it today

Nicolai Rogatkin
Nicolai Rogatkin

Casper Ghostofferson doing the Cannonball
Casper Ghostofferson doing the Cannonball

Ryan Nyquist
Ryan Nyquist

Reed Boggs
Reed Boggs

Tomas Lemoine
Tomas Lemoine


A first run crash for Simon Godziek ended his hopes of a podium today.
A first run crash for Simon Godziek ended his hopes of a podium today.

Brett Rheeder brings it home to take second.
Brett Rheeder brings it home to take second.

With the win in hand Nicolai sends it anyway on run number two.
With the win in hand, Nicolai sends it anyway on run number two.

French fans
French fans

Rogatkin celebrating another win in front of the french crowds
Rogatkin celebrating another win in front of the French crowds

Erik Fedko stoked with his third place
Erik Fedko stoked with his third place





6 Comments

  • 4 1
 You shouldn't be able to win a contest without a visor on.
  • 3 1
 pic no.9 is not Rogatkin but Tommy G...
  • 3 0
 it's labeled as thomas genon, the labels for the photo are below the pictures not above
  • 1 1
 @danelliott: I know, there is picture of Tommy G doing the double tailwhip labeled as Thomas Genon, and next picture of him, doing suicide into whale tail labeled as “Roggatkin took full advantage of practice this morning”
  • 1 3
 @danelliott: ok, it’s picture no.10 if you count cover photo...
  • 2 0
 Damn Rogatkin. Every hits a quartz banger.

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