26th Mar 2015It looks like team rider Eva Walkner's dreams finally come true this weekend when she secured her place as World Champion after just four of the five stops on this years Freeride World Tour. It has been an uphill struggle for Eva, who missed out on the last two tours after a serious knee injury. But after two years of hard work and determination she finally made it back for the 2015 tour and has absolutely dominated proceedings from the very start, taking home the win at the first stop of the season in Chamonix and her first time back on the tour.
Eva's winning run in Chamonix
Enjoying life back on top of the podiumAt the second event of the season in Vallnord Arcalis in Andorra and Eva proved that her come back was certainly not a fluke, this time taking home the silver medal and finding herself on the podium for the second time this season.
Eva's 2nd place run in Andorra
More time on the podiumJust a few days after the second event it was decided that the Fieberbrunn stage that had been cancelled earlier in the year due to poor conditions was to be re-held in Andorra, and after a strong start to the season Eva was certainly one of the favourites going into the event.
Eva's run from the second stop in Fieberbrunn
Another silver for Eva firmly securing her lead on the overall tourAfter 3 podiums at the first three events of the season, Eva was well out in the lead coming into last weeks event in Haines Alaska. Another podium position would be enough to earn her the overall tour title and the chance to be called world champion. After an anxious week of waiting for the weather to clear the competition finally took place on Saturday and Eva was able to write herself in to the record books.
Keeping hold of the yellow jersey for the third event in a row
Enjoying the perfect alaskan pow
Eva's run earns her a third silver of the year
4 podiums in 4 events earns Eva the overall tour and the title of World ChampionHuge congratulations to Eva from everyone here at Planks, we'll be looking out for her victory lap in Verbier in a few days time. Make sure you dont miss it!!