Matt Jones has won the gold-level Rocket Air slopestyle in Thun, Switzerland.
It’s the first gold level victory for a British athlete on the FMB tour since 2016, when Jones won the Maxxis Slopestyle at the Colorado Freeride Festival.
Swatch Rocket Air results 2018
1. Matt Jones
2. Alex Alenko
3. Sam Pilgrim
4. Tomas Genon
5. David Godziek
6. Nichols Rogatkin
7. Jakob Vencl
8. Lucas Huppert
9. Torquato Testa
10. Simon Pages
There was also good news for Sam Pilgrim who put his GoPro down for two minutes and claimed third.
Here’s the full report from the FMB guys:
”Matt Jones captures the title of Swatch Rocket Air 3000 champion. The Flying Metal Crew closes the curtains on yet another world-class Swatch Rocket Air and looks forward to the 10th annual event on May 3 and 4, 2019.
“Never before was the battle for victory at the Swatch Rocket Air as dramatic as in the year 3000. After easing into his first run, Englishman Matt Jones put down the hammer on his second run bumping Sam Pilgrim from the top spot. Neither Sam Pilgrim (GB), Thomas Genon (BEL) or Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) could manage a flawless run to capture themselves a third title at Swatch Rocket Air.
“Matt Jones is only the fifth title holder after Rogatkin, Genon, Pilgrim and Martin Söderströmm (SWE) at the 9th annual Swatch Rocket Air. Alex Alenko (SWE) and Sam Pilgrim took home 2nd and 3rd place.”