White Style 2017
January 27, 2017
VENI VIDI VICI – Italians came, saw and conquered White Style 2017
Simon Pagès wurde bei der diesjährigen Ausgabe des White Style Zweiter. Die überwältigten Zuschauer hatte der 20-jährige Franzose mit einer starken Kombo überzeugt: Ein Flip Whip, ein 360 Whip am Bonerlog, ein Opposite Double Whip am Step-up und ein Flip Opposite Whip am letzten Jump waren sein Geheimrezept gegen Kälte und Langeweile. Der 22-jährige Nico Scholze aus Filderstadt begeisterte mit einem 360-Whip, einem Tail Whip am Bonerlog, einem Double Flip am Step-Up und seinem Signature Trick, dem Tsunami Flip am letzten Jump. Diese irre Kombo verschaffte dem schwäbischen Talent den dritten Platz auf dem Podium.
„Der Kurs war so ähnlich wie letztes Jahr, aber noch einen Ticken schwieriger. Der Level des Contests war einfach Wahnsinn! Torquato hat mit seinen Cork 7’s and Double-Flips diverse Rotationen gezeigt – er musste einfach gewinnen“, zeigte sich Szymon Godziek, Sieger von 2015 und 2016, begeistert.
Markus Hampl, Head Judge und Kursbauer: „Dieses Jahr haben die Jungs noch einen draufgesetzt – das Niveau der Tricks war irre. Während letztes Jahr vielleicht zwei Rider einen Double Backflip gezeigt haben, waren es jetzt mindestens fünf. Torquato Testa war der Mann der Stunde, sein Run hatte einfach alles. So viele neue Kids zeigen jetzt bei den Contests ihre extremen Skills, und sie alle setzen immer noch einen drauf.“
Ein weiteres Highlight des Events am Schanteilift war das Scott Snow Downhill Race: Während sich die Slopestyle-Stars sich für das Finale aufwärmten, hielten die rund 60 Downhillfahrer des anspruchsvollen Rennens die Zuschauer bei Laune. Sieger wurde Andreas Kolb, gefolgt von Boris Tetzlaff und Marcel Ziegler. Die einzigen weiblichen Fahrer waren Paula Zibasa und Viktoria-Luisa Fischler.
Breathtaking tricks and huge jumps amaze Saalfelden Leogang, as Italian Torquato Testa took his first FMB win and Diego Caverzasi smashed it with the GoPro Best Trick.
Saalfelden Leogang, Austria, January 27, 2017 – Once again, the slopestyle course at Schanteilift in Leogang, Austria, was on fire! Especially fiery was the Italian winner Torquato Testa, who threw down the biggest tricks and earned the White Style crown for 2017. Frenchman Simon Pagès took the second place and Nico Scholze from Germany landed in 3rd. The winner of the GoPro Best Trick was Diego Caverzasi from Italy, who properly sent it with a backflip opposite triple barspin.
“Torquato Testa aka Toto threw down the biggest tricks at White Style. With a opposite cork 720, flip tuck over the boner log, double flip and a regular cork 720, he absolutely deserved the win of his first White Style title! After Diego Caverzasi winning last year's 26TRIX, and now landing the best trick, the Italian Slopestyle Mafia is scoring again big wins in the FMB World Tour”, commented the sports director Tarek Rasouli.
Atemberaubende Tricks und riesige Jumps begeistern Saalfelden Leogang – Italiener Torquato Testa sichert sich ersten FMB Sieg und Diego Caverzasi krallt sich den GoPro Best Trick.
Saalfelden Leogang, Österreich, 27. Januar 2017 – Wieder einmal war es heiß am Slopestyle-Kurs am Schanteilift in Leogang! Besonders heiß war der italienische Sieger Torquato Testa, der die fettesten Tricks sendete und die White Style Krone 2017 abgriff. Der Franzose Simon Pagès landete auf dem zweiten Platz, während sich Nico Scholze aus Filderstadt über den dritten Platz freute. Mit seinem Backflip Opposite Triple Barspin ließ es Diego Caverzasi (ITA) richtig krachen und sicherte sich den GoPro Best Trick.
„Torquato Testa aka Toto hat beim White Style einfach die besten Tricks abgeliefert. Mit einem Opposite Cork 720, Flip Nohand über den Bonerlog, einem Double Flip und einem regulären Cork 720 hat er sich den Sieg seines ersten White Style Titel mehr als verdient! Nachdem Diego Caverzasi letztes Jahr beim 26TRIX und jetzt den Best Trick abgeräumt hat, hat die italienische Slopestyle-Mafia die FMB World Tour fest im Griff“, so Sport Direktor Tarek Rasouli.
Simon Pagès, having shown a strong run in front of an overwhelmed crowd of spectators, placed second at this year’s edition of White Style. The 20-year-old Frenchman sent a Flip Whip, a 360 Whip at the boner log, an opposite double whip at the step-up and a flip opposite whip at the last jump. Nico Scholze from Germany, who did a 360-whip, tail whip at the logride, a double flip at the step up and his signature Tsunami flip at the final jump, was the third rider to cover the podium.
“This year’s course was similar to last year’s, but even trickier. The level of the contest was insane. Torquato came from Italy, spinning in every direction with his cork 7´s and double flips. He spin it to win it, and absolutely deserved the first place,” commented Szymon Godziek, winner of White Style 2015 & 2016.
Markus Hampl, head judge and course builder:”The trick level this year was unreal, we saw at least five guys double-flipping when compared to last year there were maybe two riders. Torquato Testa was insane, his run had everything. So many new kids are coming to the competitions, and they are really raising the bar.”
Another highlight of the event held at Schanteilift was the Scott Snow Downhill Race: while the slopestyle stars were warming up for the finals, about 60 ambitious Downhill riders participated in the race, keeping the spectators at it. The top racer was Andreas Kolb, followed by Boris Tetzlaff and Marcel Ziegler. Paula Zibasa and Viktoria-Luisa Fischler were the two female Downhillers who amazed their fans.
Friday, January 27th, 2017
|04.00 – 05.30 pm ||WHITE STYLE - Qualification|
|05.30 – 06.00 pm ||Training SCOTT Snow Downhill Race|
|06.00 – 06.30 pm||Qualification SCOTT Snow Downhill Race|
|06.30 – 07.30 pm||Finale SCOTT Snow Downhill Race - afterwards Prize giving |
|07.00 – 07.30 pm||WHITE STYLE - Warm-up Finals|
|07.30 – 09.00 pm||WHITE STYLE - Finals|
09.00 – 09.10 pm
|Fire Show with SECRET ELEMENTS|
|09.10 – 09.40 pm||WHITE STYLE - GoPro Best Trick|
|09.40 – 09.50 pm||WHITE STYLE - Prize giving |
|from 10.00 pm||After Contest Party @KrallerAlm|
The SCOTT Snow Downhill Race is taking place for the 2nd time. For everyone, who needs even more bike action, can enter the fun race. Of course there's an own rating for the ladies. Cool stuff from our sponsor SCOTT is waiting for the ones, who race down the track the fastest.
Please send an e-mail with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry fee (5,-€) has to be paid on site.
05.30 pm - 06.00 pm Training
06.00 pm - 06.30 pm Qualification
06.30 pm - 07.30 pm Finals - afterwards prize giving
Admission: € 5,00
Free entrance for children under 15 years.
Tickets can be purchased on site.
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White Style – world class slopestyle mountain biking
“An amazing run kicked off with a 360 table and then flowed into a backflip no-hander, tailwhip and a huge backflip on to the ‘Monster Ship’, with another backflip down again (from 7 meters high!). The run was almost over but then on the last mega-booter he served us all with an astonishing double backflip!” You hardly understood anything, right? Well, in this case it’s high time to witness this extraordinary experience and don't worry - the technical terms will come on their own.
Saalfelden Leogang – already regarded by mountain bikers as the Eldorado of the scene. The bike park offers everything that the biker’s heart could possibly desire: downhill and freeride sections, single trails, a dirt jump park, a 4X course, a Jochen Schweizer bag jump, kids mini bike park, a professional bike school and so much more! And if you like heading out into the wild, there are many tracks and trails to be explored as well. That’s all very well in the summer, but what about the wintertime? This was the question bike park director Kornel Grundner asked himself: “When I saw the photos of our bike park shapers making jumps from snow in their spare time, just for fun, the idea came to mind – why not make a professional competition?! This would be a great way to shorten the long winter break in the heart of the Alps.” The concept has been a super success and the elite rider line up has been amazing spectators ever since. Of course we are talking about White Style a fully snow manufactured mountain bike slopestyle event. This year, White Style is taking place on 14th February 2014 already the 9th time.
The Giant Masterpiece
From early January the most skilled course shapers and designers start the creative process of constructing the gigantic snow made course at Leogang’s Schantei lift. Every year, hundreds of tons of snow are moved onto the slope, diggers, snowmobiles and chainsaws are then used to create the masterpiece. The end result is a breathtaking course, incorporating big air jumps and unique features, all of which test the skills of the mountain bike professionals. Sam Pilgrim (winner of 2010 and 2011) once said: “I hope we won’t die on this sickness!” And indeed the dimensions were huge with gaps around 10 to 15 meters, sending the riders more than 7 meters high.
White Style progression
Since the first contest in 2006, the world's best riders eagerly await the annual opportunity to compete at White Style. Niki Leitner from Vienna has the honor of being the first ever winner - riding to glory after performing a legendary superman seat grab. The successful contest and huge media response ensured that White Style is now a permanent fixture on the MTB event calendar. For the first time in 2013, White Style became an official stop on the FMB World Tour – it's Silver level status now entices athletes with the chance to win the first ranking points of the season. The progression of the contest would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the creative course building team. Renowned shapers and designers, headed by British pro Grant “Chopper” Fielder and Austrian master, Markus Hampl have both led the building teams throughout the years. Their designs and ability to build jaw dropping obstacles is a large part of why White Style has become the icon it is today.
The special thing about White Style is not only the course and the snow. It is also one of the few mountain bike contests where the finals take place in the evening under a magical floodlight atmosphere. The tension is buzzing all around the Schantei lift as riders from all over the world demonstrate for the first time, what new tricks they have developed during their winter trainings. For this reason, White Style has been established as a showcase event, indicating the development of the sport for the upcoming season. The progression has been so extensive that tricks, which used to put athletes on the podium, are now thrown down during qualifications. Notoriously, British rider Sam Reynolds took the title in 2012 with a double backflip - the only one who dared to execute such a trick. You simply never know what to expect – but if you want to witness it for yourself then come to Saalfelden Leogang at the End of January.