Red Bull - Ice Cross - Downhill - World Championship
Local hero Kyle Croxall (CAN) won the ATSX 500 race at Le Massif de Charlevoix on Saturday, by beating arch-rival Marco Dallago in a final decided by an incident in the very last portion of the track, according to the Austrian rider. The podium was completed by surprising Canadian John Fisher, nicknamed “Professor”, ahead of reigning World Champion Cameron Naasz (USA) who had to settle for fourth place. The Womens race was won by Amanda Trunzo (USA), the other reigning World Champion, ahead of three Canadian riders, Maxie Plante, Jacqueline Legere and Dominique Lefebvre.
As a consequence, the situation is tighter than ever at the top of the ranking of the Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship. The Men’s race now has two joint leaders with 2,550 points, Naasz (three wins this winter) and Croxall (two wins), ahead of the Dallago Brothers, Marco and Luca. The youngest of the Dallagos, who was leading the table before Yokohama, was eliminated prematurely in the Round of 16, and now trails Naasz and Croxall by 650 points with three races remaining in March.
There are three more races scheduled in the Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship this winter, all of them in March: an ATSX 500 in Igora (Russia) on March 7, then an ATSX 250 in Alpe di Siusi (Italy) and the grand finale in Moscow, the second ATSX 1000 of the year on March 21.
Kyle Croxall (CAN)
Marco Dallago (AUT)
John Fisher (CAN)
Amanda Trunzo (USA)
Maxie Plante (CAN)
Jacqueline Legere (CAN)