Elisabeth Gerritzen: “Women should be able to start from the top like men”

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Is it luck or bad luck? For Elisabeth Gerritzen, holding the title of world champion in free ride is not necessarily comfortable: “It’s hard to do better. I have the impression that I could only be worse than in 2019. ” The skier feels a certain pressure on her shoulders. So much so that two days before the final of the Freeride World Tour, the only Swiss in the running, the 25-year-old Vaudoise needs to clear her head away from the crowd in Verbier. Accompanied by Maude Besse, her compatriot, friend and competitor on the Tour, she is in the middle of a seal-skin hike when she answers the phone.

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