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TOYO TIRES WINTER PREP: 8 QUESTIONS WITH MOGUL SKIER Alexandre Lavioe

Oct. 18, 2018

Winter season is just around the corner so Freestyle Canada and Toyo Tires decided to find out how the winners of the 2017/18 Toyo Cup are getting ready for their up-coming competitive season.  

ABOUT THE TOYO CUP

Freestyle Canada has developed a specific ranking system for the Toyo Cup, which will determine the most consistent performer overall, across all of our disciplines, in the Canada Cup Series. At the end of the season, the Toyo Cup, along with a $5000 education bursary will be awarded to the top male and female freestyle skier that finish with the highest point totals overall.

TOYO CUP PRIZES FOR 2018-2019:
  • $5K education bursaries for top 3 women
  • $5K education bursaries for top 3 men.

The bursaries will be split between the top 3 accordingly: $2500, $1500, $1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Featured Athlete

Name: Alexandre Lavoie

Sport: Freestyle skiing (moguls)

Age: 21

Home Club: Le Relais

Home Town: Lac-Beauport

Sponsors: Le Groupe Vertdure, SRA Karting international, Pacini, D-Structure Proshop, Roxa ski boots, PFC Inc, Metallico  

2017/18 Toyo Cup Ranking: 3rd

What is it about your sport that you love (why did you choose your Freestyle discipline)?

I chose moguls because I liked the technical aspects of it. You can always learn more and get better. 

What are some of your other interests/passions besides skiing?

I like kart racing and playing soccer.

What was your top result from last year and how did it happen?

I won the Canadian selection in Apex. It happened because I had a great training camp before with the team and I was having fun skiing the course.

We know you were injured last winter. Can you tell us how you tore your ACL?

I was in Killington and I had a really good first two days of training. On the first day of competition, at the end of my qualification run, I landed the bottom jump with a little too much weight on my left leg and my ACL tore.

What have you been doing to recover from you ACL injury?

I train in the gym and do physio every week.

What will your training look like this winter/will you be competing?

I won’t compete this winter; I decided to not take any risk and take my time to have a good recovery. I’ll probably just ski and go to the gym as much I can to be in the best possible shape for the first training camp in May.

What are you competitive skiing goals for when you return from injury?

Because I’ve decided to take a year to get back into the best shape I can, I want to be back performing at a high level straight when I get back in the gate.

What would you like to accomplish in your ski career?

I would like to be on the World Cup tour full time in the next 2-3 years.

 

Are you prepared for Winter? Explore Toyo Tires Winter selection now! 

 

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