The riders have been selected for the O’Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan, to take place Schruns-Tschagguns over 19-21 Jan 2007.

The Nissan Sports Adventure Freeride Tour begins on 19th til the 21st January with the O'Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan qualifier event in Schruns, Austria. At the end of this contest 28 riders will go to the second competition of the Tour: the O’Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan in Flaine (France, Feb 8th-10th) where they’ll meet the pro riders. This Tour will allow 14 freeriders to win one of the tickets for the famous Verbier Xtreme.

Launched last October, the registrations for the Freeride Quest have seen more than 150 riders registered on the websites www.freeridequest.at and www.xtremeverbier.com. A pre-selection has been done on the basis of these application forms and, amongst the 150 candidates, only 60 have been kept. Attracting riders from every corner of the world, no less than 15 nationalities will be represented: AUT, CAN, BUL, SUI, GER, POL, NZ, ARG, RUS, SWE, FRA, GB, NOR, ITA, USA. These riders are invited to Schruns-Tschaguns to take part in the O’Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan from Friday, January 19th till Sunday 21st.

List of selected snowboard riders:

SNOWBOARD WOMEN

  • 1 Moroc Bérangère FRA
  • 2 Garcin Aurélie FRA
  • 3 Gras Fanny FRA
  • 4 Smalley Zoé UK
  • 5 Pahl Elisabeth RUS
  • 6 Bodner Daniela AUT
  • 7 Rudigier Raffaela AUT

SNOWBOARD MEN

  • 1 Galat Konstantin RUS
  • 2 Zarfl Martin AUT
  • 3 Magnusson David NOR
  • 4 Kostadinov Kostadin BUL
  • 5 Regensburger Daniel AUT
  • 6 Hryachkov Gennady RUS
  • 7 Falco Julien SUI
  • 8 Wolf Martin AUT
  • 9 Lovey Fred SUI
  • 10 Badoux Emilien SUI
  • 11 Favre Milon Olivier SUI
  • 12 Furger Roberto SUI
  • 13 Sacchetii Paolo ITA
  • 14 Krenicki Dan USA
  • 15 Sommer André SUI
  • 16 Ploner Gunar AUT
  • 17 Grangl Hannes AUT
  • 18 Bullet Raphaël SUI
  • 19 Annetts Matt USA
  • 20 Speiser David GER
  • 21 Rudigier Samuel AUT
  • 22 Stewart Trevor USA

Only the best 28 riders will qualify for the second qualification heat of the Tour: the Freeride Quest in Flaine form the 8th till the 10th of February.

Program

Friday, January 19

Street Fair during the afternoon with giant screen, videos, autographs, Live Band Muntablues

5.30pm Opening Ceremony and Bib draw

Saturday, January 20

Street Fair during the afternoon with giant screen, videos, autographs, Live Band Notstandshilfe

12.30am Contest on Hochjoch

3pm Prize-Giving on the mountain (Wormser Huette)

5.30pm Prize-Giving in Schruns

9.30pm Party at the Kulturbuehne (Djs Djreedoo & Dj Stylewarz)

If you want to know everything about the 3 events that make up the Nissan Sports Adventure Freeride Tour:

O’Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan – Schruns: www.freeridequest.at

O’Neill Freeride Quest by Nissan – Flaine: www.freeridequest.fr

O’Neill Xtreme by Powerade – Verbier: www.xtremeverbier.com