FIAT Nine Knights - official highlights video
The spectacular FIAT Nine Knights freeride competition is now over, and here's the final video banger and some rad photos...
The spectacular FIAT Nine Knights freeride competition is now over, and here's the final video banger...
For the third time many of the world’s best freeriders have followed Andi Wittmann’s invitation to the FIAT Nine Knights to showcase mountain biking at the highest level. The event location moved to the Mottolino Bikepark in Livigno this year, where it will remain for the next two years. Skilled filmmakers were on the riders’ tails; constantly capturing the athlete’s performance from every angle. Not only the filmmakers, but also the invited professional photographers took many amazing shots during the weeklong session. They took part in the photography contest and presented selections of their masterpieces to be evaluated by their fellow photographers in five categories. These are the winners of the FIAT Nine Knights Photo contest:
- - Best Action Shot: Markus Greber (GER)
- - Best Creative Angle: Daniel Rönnbäck (SWE)
- - Best Black & White: Stef Cande (FRA)
- - Best Lifestyle: Jan Kasl (CZE)
- - Best Selfie: Daniel Rönnbäck (SWE)
Here are just some of the incredible photos that were taken during the contest...
The FIAT Nine Knights is not a traditional contest and gives the riders freedom to progress without pressure. Outstanding performances were rewarded during the awards night where the riders judged each other in four different categories after re-watching all the highlights from the week. Szymon Godziek, the Polish machine deservedly took out ruler of the week after landing an incredible array of tricks during the event.
Check out all the results below:
- - Ruler of the Week: Szymon Godziek (POL)
- - Best Trick on the Main Feature: Linus Sjöholm (SWE), Late Front Flip
- - Best Trick Rest of the Course: Andi Wittmann (GER), Flip on the Hip
- - Best GoPro Shot: Timo Pritzel (GER)
- - Best Trick on Contest Day: Antoine Bizet (FRA), Double Backflip on Big Bike
- - Best Line on Contest Day: Geoff Gulevich (CAN)
- - Best Whip on Contest Day: Mads Makken Haugen (NOR)