The Scandinavian Photo Challenge was part of the Åre bike festival which went down in Sweden last week.
Dan Barham and Team Canaska took photographic gold with the win and hopefully we’ll be able to show you the winning photos and more either here or in Dirt Magazine soon.
Johan Weimer documented the photo comp and here’s what he had to say:
Team Canaska win the Scandinavian Photo Challenge with tough competition!
Scandinavian Photo Challenge Awards were held this Saturday night at the Holiday Club Arena, a stone’s throw from Åresjön (Åre, Sweden). No less than 300 visitors enjoyed the magnificent slide shows from the teams, a total of five.
The level of the contributions was very high and it was quite obvious that both photographers and riders are among the best in the world. The amazing pictures showed a more beautiful Åre than ever seen before and tons of magnificient riding.
Team Canaska with photographer Dan Barham (www.danbarham.com) at the head won the over all in this tough and popular contest. The team included four phenomenally talented cyclists, namely Robin Wallner (Sweden), Linus Sjöholm (Sweden), Mike Hopkins (Canada) and John Högman Alm (Sweden).
Scandinavian Photo Challenge Results
1. Team Canaska, Dan Barham
2. Team Scanada, Mattias Fredriksson
3. Germany, Sebastian Schieck
These teams won a total of 20 000 swedish crowns.
Best scenic action – France
Best close up action – Scanada
Best urban – Norway
Best air – Canaska
Best bike culture – Scanada
Photografer: Stef Candé – www.stefcande.com
Riders: Yannick Granieri, Pierre- Edouard Ferry, Tony Rocci, Antoine Dubourgnon
Photografer: Vegard Breie – www.vegardbreie.no
Riders: Mats Andre Haugen, Kristoffer Haugland, Knut Løkås, Jørgen Storhaug
Photografer: Mattias Fredriksson – www.mattiasfredriksson.com
Riders: Martin Söderström, Trond G Hansen, Darcy Turenne, Janne Tjärnström
Photografer: Sebastian Schieck
Riders: Andi Wittmann, Carlo Dieckmann, Christian Textor, Andi Brewi
Photografer: Dan Barham – www.danbarham.com
Riders: Mike Hopkins, Robin Wallner, Linus Sjöholm, John Alm Högman
Hans-Petter Hval – Fri Flyt
Richard Cunynghame – Dirt Magazine
Tobias Liljeroth – Åka Skidor
Henrik Ljungbladh – Åre Bike Park
Petter Löfstedt – Åre Bergscyklister