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Matt Jones wins CFF Slopestyle at Winter Park Resort

From left, Nicholi Rogatkin, Matt Jones, Emil Johansson. Matt Jones, of Great Britain, won the Maxxis Slopestyle competition on Saturday, July 30 at Winter Park Resort.

From left, Nicholi Rogatkin, Matt Jones, Emil Johansson. Matt Jones, of Great Britain, won the Maxxis Slopestyle competition on Saturday, July 30 at Winter Park Resort.

Matt Jones, of Great Britain, won the Maxxis Slopestyle competition on Saturday evening at Winter Park Resort. This win secures a spot to Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, Canada.

Nicholi Rogatkin, the top-ranked rider in the world, set the early tone by delivering a 92.3 in his first run and seemed destined to take the title until Jones unleashed a monster 94.6 in his second run to surge into the top spot. The highlight of Jones’s second trip was a double-flip on the final jump, the only one completed in the entire competition.

Rogatkin, riding immediately after Jones, was putting up a sensational second run but the American couldn’t land a 1080 on the final jump, giving Jones the first place trophy and forcing Rogatkin to have to settle for second place. Rounding out the podium was Sweden’s Emil Johansson, who, in his first visit to North America, posted an 82.6 in the first run of the finals and held on throughout the entire competition to take third.

Johansson also earned a slot in the Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, Canada, considered to be the Super Bowl of Slopestyle riding.

Colorado Freeride Festival Maxxis Slopestyle podium:

Matt Jones (GBR) 94.6*

Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) 92.2

Emil Johansson (SWE) 82.6*