Torino Street Style 2012 – 365BMX ContestJuly 16th, 2012 by admin received 2 Comments » Tweet
The city of Turin goes in the street again for the third, terrific, episode of the “Torino Street Style” – a mixture of different freestyle sports such as flying disc, bike polo, fixed bikes, mtb, free-climbing, street acrobats, and of course BMX and skateboarding (I had the chance to shoot a bit also in the wonderful Skate Plaza Valdo Fusi, what an incredible place! A sport report will be published in next days).
Travelling 3 hrs by train (Italian trains, if you know what I mean) in a hot a sunny Sunday could have been discouraging but to be honest I was hyped foreseeing the event!
Main location for the event was the beautiful Piazza Castello in the city center, where the 365bmx crew built an amazing park featuring two quarterpipes, a pyramid box, a funbox, and a wallride!
Riders compete for the final on Saturday, and after elimination rounds, only fifteen of them gained a place for Sunday finals. We had there the most talentuos Italian bmx riders: Simone Barraco, Stefan Lantschner,Davide Altobelli,Alessandro Froio,Emanuel Bettassa,Dario Loconte,Mirko Andreani,Stefano Giusiano,Stefano Nicastro,Leonardo Longato,Jan Balugani,Mattia Rocchi,Ludovico Watson,Edoardo Botti, Federico Tralongo (in qualification order).
Competition format was 20 min run and then 10 minutes for the “best trick” for each battery. Riders were already hot (well, maybe also cause the temperature was near 30°C ), but in my opinion they were more focused to perform a good riding than to “win the competition”, and that’s an amazing, less stressing, feeling!
I’ve been impressed by the variation of tricks, each rider rided the park in his own way drawing new lines in each run. I’ve been stoked especially by Mirko Andreani’s 360 out of bound off the kicker, landing in the street…
…Stefan Lantschner’s HUGE kicker to kicker transfer, gapping the quarter…
…Davide “Dadda” Altobelli’s sick 540 over the box, he won the best trick competition with this one…
…and almost any trics by Simone Barraco
After the finals, here’s the result:
- Best Trick: 540 Over the funbox Davide Altobelli
- 1st Simone Barraco
– 2nd Stefan Lantschner
– 3rd Davide Altobelli
– 4th Alessandro Froio
– 5th/6th ex aequo Stefano Nicastro and Stefano Giusiani
– 7th Mirko Andreani
– 8th Jan Balugani
– 9th Emanuel Bettassa
– 10 Ludovico Watson
After some random occurrence (like losing my train ticket and finding it half an hour of desperate research), I had a nice, warm, trip back home with Federico “The Engineer” Tralongo and Simone “The Creative Guy” Barraco. Too bad I haven’t kept the beautiful piece of art the guys created during the travel
Torino Street Style 2012 – 365BMX Contest powered by: 365BMX – Frontocean – Monster Energy – 45Strada.
Thanks to Umbo, Cocis, Fede and Kid,il Butta, Ale and all the guys that made my day there. Pros kids!
More pictures to be published later on Facebook page
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