Winter Dew Tour heads to Breckenridge
For the first-ever Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge stop Colorado's 9News featured Andreas Wiig on Morning TV interviewed by Susie Wargin for the latest 6:20 Sidebar to talk about the tour. "Andreas is best known for his gold medal win in the Men's Slopestyle at the 2007 Winter X-Games against competitor Shaun White." To watch his interview, click the video below or link to 9news.com and view the article.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
In the first 2009 Winter Dew Tour Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final, 12 men dropped into the course with reckless abandon and quickly the first run separated the pack out, with Andreas Wiig, Shaun White and Mikkel Bang all putting together solid runs to hold the top three spots.
Finals heated up a notch from the preliminary qualifiers earlier in the day, so going into the second run, Andreas Wiig was holding down the 3rd place position with an 81.67 and pulled out the big guns in an attempt to beat out the young Bang and the relentless White. He set up on the second booter with a backside 900 Rodeo and launched it into a backside 1260 on the third jump but unfortunately Andreas was still coming back from a rolled ankle and drifted off the landing a bit too sketchy to best either Mikkel, Shaun or Finnish rider Janne Korpi. Janne pulled his act together and came out with all pistons firing in the second heat with one of the most stylish airs of the afternoon — a frontside 1080 melon.
Check out some of the footage posted on snowboarding.transworld.net
The run was smooth enough to move him into third, placing Andreas one position off the podium at the Breckenridge stop of the Winter Dew Tour. The second stop is coming very soon and will be held through January 8th - 11th at Mount Snow Resort in Vermont.