RedBull District Ride:Andreu Lacondeguy wins Best Trick Contest in front of 15.000 spectatorsSeptember 10th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
The Red Bull District Ride is finally here and is rocking Nuremberg! Double Backflips, 360s, Tailwhips: What a main rehearsal! The Best Trick Contest of the Red Bull District Ride already gave a taste of what to expect for the finals of the FMB World Tour today: An entirely new dimension of mountain bike freeriding. Sportive director Tarek Rasouli is overwhelmed: “Unbelievable what the riders showed today. We were hoping for some big tricks but what they pulled out of their sleeves, especially over the largest dirt jumps in the World Tour, was totally amazing!” Best rider of the day was Andreu Lacondeguy from Spain who convinced the judges with a backflip superman aka superflip over the 15-meter gap.
The spectacle that people witnessed on the main market square in Nuremberg can only be described as true trick fireworks. When the international elite of mountain bike freeriding go as big as they can to pull of the one trick that will overshadow every other attempt, it is not surprising that jaws were dropping all over the Best Trick District. For one hour, riders such as Martin Soderstrom (SWE), Cameron McCaul (USA), Andreu Lacondeguy (ESP) and co. threw one insane trick after another out there. The location they had at their disposal could not have been better: They started off a twelve meter high ramp straight out of the city hall and had a choice of two kickers that allowed for jumps of 10 or 15 meters / 35ft or 50ft in length. The massive airtime left a lot of room for some gigantic moves.
Although it was not an easy call, in the end no one could touch Andreu Lacondeguy who convinced the jury with an extremely stylish superflip. In his previous runs, his trademark super-extended supermans had already made him an absolute audience favourite and when he showed his winning trick, there was no holding back and the 15.000 spectators celebrated their new superstar. As Andreu put it: “The superflip was the trick I was having most fun with and it was the one I was doing a lot. And it’s an old school trick I am just doing really big. It worked today and I am super stoked. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow!” However, it was a close battle between the Spanish rider and Cameron McCaul who pulled off a majorly impressive frontflip superman over the shorter distance. Another contender for the win was definitely Swedish rider Martin Soderstrom who not only started his best trick with a foot jam nose pick but finished it with a massive triple tailwhip.YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: BIKE