Archive for August, 2011

Silvia Mittermueller takes gold at Winter Games Big Air

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Congrats to our snowboard lady Silvia Mittermueller, taking gold at the New Zealand Winter Games yesterday.

After a challenging season with a dislocated elbow followed by a rolled ankle, Silvia was happy to turn a page today taking the top spot amongst the women.

She attributed her success today in part to a desire to avoid hitting the knuckle and further injuring her ankle. “I knew I had to go big today to avoid injury,” she said. “After a series of injuries and some bad luck I am really happy with today’s results and hope I’ve shown the German national team selectors that I’m capable.” Silvia also has her sites set on competing in the new Olympic discipline of slopestyle in 2014.

Weirdest part for Silvia was when they played the German national anthem at the price giving. The funniest part was that on TV they didnt show much snowboarding but the part where Silvia spoke about German nudist beaches. Great!

Those seeking full results can log on to http://wintergamesnz.com/results/

Thrilling world cup finals in Val di Sole: Floriane Pugin second overall!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Floriane Pugin finished the world cup season 2011 with another 2nd place at the finals in Val di Sole, Italy.
Her incredible consistency also brought her the 2nd place in the overall world cup, 75 Points behind Tracey Moseley.
Floriane looked unbeatable on this track during the whole trainings, but her french mate Miriam Nicole took her first ever world cup win with a total kamikaze run.

Emilie Siegenthaler also attacked hard and made it to another very good 6th place, finishing the world cup overall on 7th.

SCOTT11′s men didn’t have a very good day as Nick Beer came down with a mechanical problem and Fabien Pedemanaud crashed into a tree during his run.

It was a hot and tough week for all the athletes here in Val di Sole. By the time the race started, the track was blown out and extremely rough.

But you all know what comes now:
One more week to go, and then starts what SCOTT11 has been preparing for during the last 3 years. The one thing that the whole mountain bike world has been looking forward to: The world championships on the steepest track in the world in Champéry, Switzerland!

Sign up with the FMBA for a chance to win a VIP package for the Red Bull District Ride

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

 

On September 10th, the 25 best freeriders in the world will meet in Nuremberg for the Red Bull District Ride. At this most legendary urban freeride event ever, they will do their best to impress the tens of thousands of spectators with their most progressive tricks and skills. In Nuremberg, the FMBA will be celebrating the end of the season by crowning the FMB World Tour Champion 2011 among 40,000 expected fans

The FMBA is raffling off a VIP package for the Red Bull District Ride with very special features among all existing FMBA members and anyone who signs up until September 4th:
The winner plus one has free access to the VIP or better FORB “Friends of Red Bull” area, gets to visit the riders’ lounge and a BBQ banquet on Friday and will enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes course walk presented by freeride legend Timo Pritzel. Accommodation for 2 nights and 2 people will be provided as well as a brand new and special edition TSG „FMB World Tour“ helmet that you won’t get in any store yet.

Meet and greet all the riders on Friday, be right at the course watching the athletes shred, chill out in the FORB area and make sure you get that helmet signed.

They are giving away this incredible prize to FMBA members only – so if you’re not with them yet, just sign up with the FMBA until September 4th, 2011:
http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/membership/become-a-member.html

Apart from the special prize for the lucky winner, the FMBA also offers many benefits to every member. If you join the FMBA, you’ll also contribute towards the association’s effort to support and further develop the freeride mountain bike sport worldwide. Benefits for members include a 15% discount on day passes at the biggest bike parks in the world, up to 50% discount on subscriptions to some of the leading bike magazines and 10% off your order at bike-mailorder.com. along with many chances to win prizes, regular newsletters with updates and your individual FMBA membership card. The FMBA membership fee for regular members is $40 / €25 per year.
For more information about the membership and its benefits go to:
http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/membership/about-membership.html

Barbero and Friends 2011

Friday, August 12th, 2011

 

After the 1st successful edition, the Barbero & Friends is ready to start again!
On September 10-11 @ Alessandro Barbero’s BMX park, the best national bikers will ride on the structures created by Ale, the most famous Italian bmx athlete in the world.
Two-days of fun and sports, where everyone will have the chance to ride in the park located in Priero (CN), the biggest one in Italy, with miniramp, spine, step up, resi jump, foampit and wall ride.

Floriane Pugin with another 2nd place at the WC in La Bresse

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

 

The rain finally came down saturday night and did not only make the race course greasy and slippery, but also damaged some of the team tents. Luckily, the SCOTT11 stayed strong in the storm that woke up most of the athletes in the middle of the night.

Once again, it was a challenge for the women to clear all the jumps, and it was only in the final when 4 of them jumped the gap into the finish.

SCOTT11′s Floriane Pugin managed to race onto 2nd place on a track that she was struggling on all week! Floriane was very happy about that and so was the french crowd, which might have been the biggest one of the season.

The rest of the SCOTT11 athletes were not able to adapt their riding style to the track in La Bresse. Emilie Siegenthaler crashed and finished 14th, Fabien Pedemanaud and Nick Beer struggled and came in 36th and 55th.

Nick, Fabien and the Crew are heading to Innsbruck for the “Nordkette Downhill”. The full SCOTT11 team will meet again in 10 days for the world cup finals in Val di Sole, Italy, where the racers can show if they’re ready for the worlds in Champéry or not.

All of Sven Martin’s photos, as well as two new freecaster videos on www.scott11racing.com

we proudly present A Day in a Life of Amir Kabbani

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle finals

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Sam Pilgrim ended up 3rd in Colorado! Watch the videos of the 3 winning runs.

1. Cam McCaul

2. Brandon Semenuk

3. Sam Pilgrim