Extraordinary adrenalin performance during a freeride top race in Jasná
Almost 80 racers from all over the world were attracted by CGC Jasná Adrenalin freeride race to Chopok on Friday, February 26. Salto forward tucked, jumping off a rock, clean style and turns on an un-groomed slope in the most beautiful Slovak couloirs on Mt Chopok brought victory to Manuele Mandl and Thomas Feurstein from Austria who raced on snowboards, and Anne Smoothy from New Zealand and Maël Ollivivier from France who raced on skis.
Organisers sustained the top 4* Freeride World Qualification event, and brought unique adrenaline experience either racers or skiers and visitors to Mt Chopok. "I can enthusiastically say that CGC Jasná Adrenalin 2016 exceeded the expectations of racers, spectators, and even organisers. The biggest challenge was to mediate the direct transmission, which turned out to be a 100% success. We mediated the atmosphere of the race and quality rides of 77 competitors from 16 countries. This year the weather played into our hands and we had sunny and windless "window", so the race went smoothly and without complications. In terms of riding quality, I can say that they were of the highest level, because exclusively top freeriders applied for the race. CGC Jasná Adrenalin 2016 raised the bar very high. Nevertheless, we will try to bring something new in the next year again. We´ll begin to fulfil these plans from the first day after the end of the race this year," evaluated Ladislav Mrava, CGC Jasná Adrenalin Director.
The extreme downhill ride on a highly exposed slope took place in the free ride zone No. 3 on the northern side of Chopok, Luková Valley, 2,002 m asl and finished at 1,607 m asl. The 400 meter superelevation had an incline of 35-53 degrees. In addition to testing top freeride ski models on Saturday, a two-day accompanying programme in the freeride village was enriched with freestyle competitions in unusual sledging in the locality of Biela Púť.
Photo: Martin Žilka