Emil Johansson on top of the world after winning Slopestyle Gold | Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 Recap

Emil Johansson on top of the world after winning Slopestyle Gold | Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 Recap

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Publiée le le 03 décembre 2020

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Emil Johansson is on top of the world once again. The young Swedish rider continued his Crankworx Slopestyle winning streak today, taking the win in the event in Innsbruck. Though his victories span the course of more than a year - Red Bull Joyride, August 2019, Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle, March 2020 and now, six months later, the Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle - his dominance is undeniable. But despite having now won every Crankworx Slopestyle contest there is to win, the drive that’s pushed Johansson to the top was still hungry for more. The highs and lows Johansson experienced were consistent with the vibe of the day. The 14 invited riders spent the day battling not just each other and their own inner demons, but also the elements. Many were forced to wait for the wind to settle before dropping in, and more than a few crossed the finish line and patted their hearts with their hands, the relief of having crossed the finish line obvious. And all-in he went. The 21-year-old’s run over the eight judged hits included a 360 windshield wiper/360 tailwhip to downwhip, an oppo truck driver to downside whip on the whale tail and an oppo 360 tailwhip to topside barspin on the final jump. “Emil was pretty amazing today again,” said Tomas Lemoine, who finished his day in second place. “I’m stoked to make it to the podium. Let’s focus again for Speed & Style now.” The Frenchman was riding a high today after landing on the podium in last night’s Pump Track contest. As one of the only Slopestyle riders who competes in other disciplines, he’ll look to continue riding that wave of momentum into the Speed & Style later today. Lemoine earned his score of 90 after a super clean first run. As the last two riders to drop at the end of the second runs, he conferred with Emil and opted to do a victory lap, instead of making a push for the top. Rounding out the podium, a second Red Bull rider and favourite of many because of his signature style. “Super happy because I messed up my first run,” said Erik Fedko, who improved on his first run score of 41.66, finishing his day with an 88. Overall, the vibe amongst the Slope riders mirrored that of the festival as a whole. While there are no spectators on site to drive the energy up, riders have said they’re just happy to be back.

Slopestyle Results
1. Emil Johansson, SWE – 94 pts.
2. Tomas Lemoine, FRA - 90 pts.
3. Erik Fedko, GER - 88 pts.

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