Mogul Skiing – World Cup. Perrine Laffont and Benjamin Cavet on the parallel podium in Alpe d’Huez!
Cock-a-doodle There! Perrine Laffont and Benjamin Cavet took 2nd place in the parallel mogul skiing World Cup in Alpe d’Huez on Saturday. The Pyrenean lined up for a fifth podium in a row as Cavet climbed for the first time of the season on the box. Relive this great day for the Blues in live conditions.
Two podiums: the Blues at the party in Alpe d’Huez
Unlike 2021, Alpe d’Huez smiled on the Blues this year. After Perrine Laffont’s 2nd place in the previous day’s only event, the Pyrenean and Benjamin Cavet, the only Blues present in the final stages, signed second place on the parallels of Alpe d’Huez on Saturday. Impressively consistent, Laffont took his fifth podium in as many races while Cavet took his first of the season.
The two Habs lost in the final against Japanese Ikuma Horishima and Anri Kawamura.
>> The results for men
>> The results of women
2:15 pm – Look for the rankings and the summary shortly. Thanks for following us and see you soon on our site. Good Saturday!
2:10 pm – What a beautiful day. Perrine Laffont and Benjamin Cavet were expected in Alpe d’Huez, they did not disappoint with their 2nd place!
2:05 pm – HORISHIMA WINS!! OH THAT was tight… The judges favored the Japanese 21-14. However, it was the first podium of the season for Cavet!
2:04 p.m. – After the small men’s final won by Walter Wallberg against Kolmakov, this is Benjamin Cavet’s big moment: the final against Horishima!!!
2:02 p.m. – Note that Jakara Anthony took 3rd place over Carroll.
1:59 pm – KAWAMURA WINS OVER PERRINE LAFFONT!!!! Faster, the Japanese showed his class in running to win 19-16 against the fortified Haut-Savoyarde…
1:58 pm – It’s time: Laffont vs. Kawamura in the grand final!
Ben Cavet explains his run with Jules Escobar who is one of the coaches of the French team
Photo The DL/JB
1:53 pm – It’s absolutely crazy on Alpe d’Huez. We have the right to two Franco-Japanese finals!
1:50 pm – HUGE CAVET IN THE FINAL! Slower than the Swede, the judges rated him better than Wallberg (20-15). He will face Horishima who defeated Kolmakov!
1:49 pm – Make way for Benjamin Cavet now facing Wallberg!
1:47 pm – YES LAFFONT IN THE FINAL! He took advantage of a fall at the very beginning of the course by Austrian Avital Carroll. A Laffont – Kawamura final, it’s beautiful!
1:45 pm – In the semi-final of the first ladies, Anri Kawamura defeated Jakara Anthony! Go, to Perrine Laffont now.
The half gentleman
1:43 p.m. – Benjamin Cavet will face Walter Wallberg, another Swede, for a place in the final!
1:41 pm – OLALA IS HOT BUT CAVET SCORES! The French got the best of the Swede 20-15.
1:40 p.m. – There were no surprises in the first two men’s quarters: Horishima and the Kazakh Kolmakov passed the half. Make way for Benjamin Cavet! He faced the Swedish nugget Gravenfors.
The half woman
1:35 pm – It opens for Perrine Laffont! Elizabeth Lemley, winner of last week’s Idre Fjäll parallel, has fallen by the wayside and Austrian Avital Carroll will face Laffont.
1:33 pm – LAFFONT IN THE SEMI-FINALS! Haut-Savoyarde passed with a score of 21-14 against the Italian.
1:32 p.m. – Another favorite in the semi-finals: Anri Kawamura. The Japanese holds his ranking against the British Gerken Schofield. Perrine Laffont’s turn, against the Italian Giaccio.
1:31 pm – Jakara Anthony continues! The world number one eliminates the Japanese Kajiwara.
1:29 p.m. – The round of 16 gentlemen is over. Now for the ladies’ quarter.
1:24 pm – QUIET AS A CAVET! The Frenchman takes advantage of Fjallstrom’s exit from the track to easily enter the quarters.
1:23 p.m. – 2nd in the Idre Fjäll parallel last weekend, the Swede Filip Gravenfors ran against the Canadian Viel who fell. Now it’s time for Ben Cavet!
1:17 p.m. – In the men’s first run, Ikuma Horishima qualified very easily against his compatriot Murata, who fell.
1:13 p.m. – End of the round of 16 with Elizabeth Lemley qualifying for the quarters. We move to the 8th final men with Benjamin Cavet starting the 6th run against Swede Ludvig Fjallstrom.
1:10 pm – PERRINE LAFFONT EASY! The adopted Annecienne easily passed while the Canadian did not make it to his final jump.
1:08 p.m. – On the other hand, for Anri Kawamura against American Hogg. It’s Perrine Laffont now! He is opposed to the Canadian Schwinghammer.
1:05 p.m. – Little surprise at the elimination of Australian Jaelin Kauf by Japanese Kajiwara
Jakara Anthony qualified for the quarter-finals
Photo The DL/JB
1:02 p.m. – This is for Anthony. Defeated in speed, the Australian made the difference in technique!
1 pm – LET’S GO TO ALPE D’HUEZ! The girls opened the ball with world number one Jakara Anthony last winter!
12:58 – Weather update before the start of the round of 16: the weather is good this Saturday in Alpe d’Huez. The Isère course is bathed in beautiful sunshine and the temperature is not yet certain to turn negative. Optimal conditions for competitors!
The table gentlemen
The ladies table
Edgar Grospiron is there to support the Blues. Like last year in Megève where he brought luck to Perrine Laffont
Photo The DL/Julien BEAUREGARD
12:48 – On the men’s side, with a table now more open, Benjamin Cavet has every chance to sign his first podium of the season despite the continued pain in his heel. Beware, however, of Japanese Ikuma Horishima, who is now the favorite after Kingsbury’s elimination.
Parallel bumps, how do they work?
As its name suggests, in parallel events, two skiers each start at the same time on a section of the course. They are graded on their speed, technique and jumping by 7 judges who award 5 points each (eg 5-0, 4-1, 3-2, 2-3 and so on). Whoever gets the most points (35 points are awarded in total for each duel) advances to one round while the other is eliminated. From 1 pm, the 8th finals will begin. Quarters, semis and grand finals will follow between the two best of the day.
12:45 p.m. – Remember that last year in Alpe d’Huez, Jakara Anthony was the strongest ahead of the Russian Anastasiia Smirnova and the American Kai Owens. Perrine Laffont had to withdraw following her fall in the singles event.
12:40 p.m. – He will have a hard time facing his great rival Jakara Anthony, who won the big crystal globe last year, and Japan’s Anri Kawamura, who did not qualify in yesterday’s singles event and will surely seek revenge. Also watch out for Australian Elizabeth Lemley, winner of the first parallel mogul event last week at Idre Fjäll in Sweden.
12:35 p.m. – Laffont’s last victory came in the finals in Megève in March in… exactly the parallel event. He also achieved the single-parallel double in Haute-Savoie.
12:30 p.m. – 2e the day before in the single event, Perrine Laffont would be the French’s best chance for the win. The adopted Haut-Savoyarde has yet to win, but he has yet to leave the podium this season. His first win of the winter for now?
Kingsbury is on the mat! Cavet was there
If the final stages (from the round of 16) start at 1 pm, the preliminary rounds take place in the morning. And there are surprises! Among the men, arch favorite Mikael Kingsbury, who won the first parallel event of the season in Idre Fjäll last week, was eliminated in the round of 16 by Briton William Feneley. The Canadian fell hard but did not appear to be injured. “It’s ok,” he told us. More fear than harm for the wielder of the large crystal ball.
Among the outsiders, Americans Nick Page and Cole McDonald were also released early. This left the picture for Benjamin Cavet, the only Frenchman to qualify in 8th today.
Among the women, Perrine Laffont was exempted in the first round, as were the other favorites.
12:05 – After Friday’s single moguls event with victory for Australian Jakara Anthony in the women’s category and Japanese Ikuma Horishima in the men’s category, it’s time for the parallel moguls! The final stages will start at 1 pm
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