Victor de Le Rue

Pre-season update with Victor de Le Rue 

FWT takes a moment with the two-time world champion during his trip to Antarctica 

With snowboarding as his chosen career, Victor de Le Rue has embarked on a globetrotting journey, whether it be for competitions, film projects, or personal adventures. Following in the footsteps of his big brother Xavier, Victor has left an indelible mark, becoming a two-time Freeride World Champion. 

The FWT By Peak Performance spoke to him about his expectations for this season, as he is returning from an injury that kept him out of The Tour last year. 

Q: You’ve had a long time out of action with an ankle injury. Have you been back in the mountains since – snowboarding or otherwise – and are you back to 100%? 

V: I have had an ankle injury for a year and a half, but I’m doing much better. Currently, I’m in Antarctica, riding for the first time since my injury, and it’s proving to be successful! 

Q: After many years on Tour, what still motivates you? What are your objectives for the season? 

V: I have been on the tour for four years now, and each year brings exciting moments, accompanied by lots of ups and downs. My motivation remains strong, and I can’t wait to experience it all again with fellow riders. This season, my objective is to feel great on my board, to push myself beyond what I have done so far, and to take pride in the runs I execute. 

Q: What do you think of the new stop in Georgia? Have you ridden in the region before? 

V: I’m thrilled that there is finally a new stop on the tour. With six stops this year, it’s going to be refreshing. I can’t wait to see which face we’ll be riding, and I’ve never been to Georgia, so I’m eager to discover a new place. 

Q: Do you think having an extra event before The Cut will change the way riders approach the first four competitions? How will this change for you? 

V: It’s awesome that there is an extra event before The Cut, as it grants riders more freedom to explore and attempt new tricks, knowing they have a better chance to land them. I’m very happy that only four scores out of six will be counted; it will enable us to go all out and fully embrace the season with enthusiasm! 

Q: Has your time away from competition changed the way you are approaching this season?  

V: Having been out for a year due to injury, the experience has given me much more motivation for the season ahead. I’m going to approach it with determination, and I’m very happy to rejoin the FWT family.