Sam Pilgrim kicked off his 2012 FMB World Tour campaign on a high by winning the Vienna Air King for the third year in a row.
Sam nailed a back flip table top, backflip no hander, 360 tailwhip and a 720 on his first run to give him a whopping score of 90.00. The Austrian wind picked up for the second run, mean top three just cruised their second runs, so Pilgrim’s first run proved to be the winner.
Sam Reynolds had a peach of a first run to give him second spot and a cheque full of Euros for his troubles. That winter training is paying off.
Andreu Lacondeguy rounded out the top three.
Teva Athlete Sam Pilgrim Takes Vienna Air King Hat-trick
Teva sponsored athlete Sam Pilgrim has won The Vienna Air King, international dirt jump freeride mountain bike competition, for the third consecutive year. Pilgrim’s remarkable first run of a backflip, backflip tuck no-hander, 360 tail whip and 720 gave him 90.00 and won it for the Colchester rider.
Of the win Pilgrim says, “So once again the Vienna Air King has been and gone and I managed to get first place for the third year running! I can’t explain how happy I am and how fired up I am for the rest of the World Tour!!” Teva UK Marketing Manager Luke Schryver commented, “We’ve had Sam onboard since 2011, and he never ceases to impress us. We’re looking forward to his season and inaugural appearance at the summer Teva Mountain Games this June.”