Sea to Sky skiers top podium in Tignes 

Sharpe, Riddle grab gold

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF CANADIAN FREESTYLE SKI ASSOCIATION - Cassie Sharpe, shown here on the podium in Kreischberg, Austria earlier this season, won gold in FIS Freestyle World Cup action in Tignes, France on March 12.
  • File photo courtesy of Canadian Freestyle Ski Association
  • Cassie Sharpe, shown here on the podium in Kreischberg, Austria earlier this season, won gold in FIS Freestyle World Cup action in Tignes, France on March 12.

Sea to Sky skiers dominated on the halfpipe in Tignes, France on Thursday.

Squamish resident Mike Riddle saved his best for last, ripping off a score of 95.00 in his third and final run of the day 2015 FIS Freestyle World Cup action, besting American David Wise's 94.20 tally. Whistlerite Simon d'Artois struggled in his opening and closing runs, but put up a score of 77.20 in his second showing to place sixth.

Riddle's gold came shortly after Whistler resident Cassie Sharpe topped the podium on the circuit for the first time. Like her fellow Canadian, Sharpe came up big in the clutch, putting up the best run of the day in her final attempt. Her final score was 93.80, though even her second-best run of 91.80 would have easily won her the title over Japanese competitor Ayana Onozuka, who scored 90.40.

World Cup action concludes for the season at Silvaplana, Switzerland with slopestyle qualifying tomorrow (March 13) and competition on Saturday, March 14.

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