White Style slopestyle comp on January 30th in Leogang

A lot of folk moan about not being able to ride in the Winter with all the snow and what not. But that doesn’t seem to bother the mob down at Leogang, they turn the snow into downslopes, truck in some wooden booters and invite the best slopestylers around to rip it up.

(Winter slopestyle jams have come a long way since Lawlor and O’ Brien launched themselves at a quarter pipe at 60 miles an hour back in 2001, read the Endtroducing in Dirt 81 for the full story)

White Style slopestyle comp on January 30th in Leogang

Munich, Germany, December 17th – The fourth anniversary of the one and only winter mountain bike slopestyle competition – the White Style – hits Leogang on Friday, January 30th. Invited riders from all over Europe make their way to Austria to show their skills on snow.

25 riders from about ten countries join the challenging slopestyle competition. Among them are big names like the last White Style winner Trond Hansen, Crankworx Whistler winner and Kona Clump team rider Andreu Lacondeguy, Nissan Qashqai Challenge overall winner Lance McDermott or Adidas Slopestyle winner Sam Pilgrim:

Niki Leitner AUT
Andi Brewi AUT
Mischa Breitenstein CH
Pascal Breitenstein CH
Damjan Siriski CZE
Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
Lluis Lacondeguy ESP
Yannick Granieri FRANCE
Pierre Edouard Ferry FRANCE
Benny Korthaus GER
Amir Kabbani GER
Andi Wittmann GER
Marius Hoppensack GER
Nick Pescetto ITA
Trond Hansen NOR
Martin Söderström SWE
Linus Sjöholm SWE
Lance McDermott UK
Grant Fielder UK
Mike Smith UK
Sam Pilgrim UK

Furthermore, three wildcards are given to very special guests that will be announced soon.

The whole track is not only shaped out of snow, but also pimped with some nice wooden obstacles. The course is located right next to the Schantei ski-lift station, which is pretty close to the town centre of Leogang. The riders have to qualify on Friday afternoon for the big finals, which take place a bit later, at 08:30 pm. The ten finalists complete two runs to determine the winners of 4.000 Euros overall prize money. Afterwards a hard rocking party will heat up the riders as well as the fans until the early morning.

About the Bikepark Leogang and ONE BIG PARK:

All information about the Bikepark Leogang, his range of tracks and services, as well as the upcoming events in 2009, please visit: bikepark-leogang

White Style slopestyle comp on January 30th in Leogang including the Lacondeguys


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