Olympian Louie Vito (pictured) capped his season in dramatic fashion by rallying to win the Euro X-Games halfpipe competition in Tignes, France, Thursday.
Louie was in fifth-place heading into his final run. He then delivered a brilliant run to earn his second gold in three years at Europe's premier snowboarding event.
Watch Vito's winning run.
"I'm stoked to come here and get a win and to end my season with this," Louie said. "It's scary, but that's what we love. It's the adrenaline rush and the fact that the sport's still evolving at a rapid rate and the fact that we're all a part of it, all of my friends I grew up riding with. It's crazy to be here and be those guys really pushing the sport."
Vito edged French rider Arthur Longo, who led from the first run until the last.
Louie finished with a 92.66, Longo followed with a 92, Japanese rider Tako Hiraoka earned bronze with an 86, I-Pod from Switzerland was fourth with an 82.33, and American Luke Mitrani took fifth with an 80.
Christian Haller (Switzerland, 43.33), Benji Farrow (USA, 30), and Scotty Lago (USA, 12.66) rounded out the finals results.
The top eight riders from Wednesday's elimination round advanced to the finals. Vito had the highest score with a 90.66.
Vito won the Euro X-Games two years ago and finished second last winter.
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