Nicholi Rogatkin has furthered his conquest of Europe by taking the win in the slopestyle finals in Les Gets, just one week after sealing victory Innsbruck

The third stop of the Crankworx World Tour had been hampered all week by strong winds and slopestyle proved no exception. Practice had been limited leading up to the event and with heavy winds once again forecast for finals the event had to be moved to noon. As ever, victory looked like it would come down to either Rheeder or Rogatkin.

Nicholi Rogatkin put down a historic first run, a run that could not be bettered on the day and one that we might not see bettered anytime soon. Fast-plant 360, triple-whip, front flip, double backflip, cork 7, cashroll, front-tuck, double whip and a twister all laid down in one run on a relatively small course; Rogatkin continues to elevate.  

Rheeder had suffered a heavy crash earlier in the week which, in combination with the wind restrictions on practice, saw him entering finals not yet fully comfortable on track and a vintage Rheeder run was not looking likely. Still, even at 90%, Rheeder was able to deliver a run good enough for second, the highlight of which was a boosted opposite cork-720 in that inimitable Rheeder style.

Rounding out the top 3 was German rookie Erik Fedko who delivered a career-defining run that included a 360 Indian air and a 360 bar to whip, one to watch out for.

With the last tour stop in Whistler looming, can Rogatkin build on this foundation and finally deliver the elusive triple-crown?