White Style 2017
January 27, 2017
Save the Date - soon it's time for White Style!
What do freestyle mountain bikers and meter-high snow and ice walls have in common? Answer: They are part of the legendary White Style in Leogang. For the tenth time in a row, this unique cycling event will bring the world’s mountain biking elite to the Alpine village in the province of Salzburg.
Every year, White Style goes above and beyond what is expected of a freestyle contest. Cyclists stand in awe of the huge, snow-built jumps, which enable them to perform novel combinations of tricks at spectacular heights. More than 3,000 spectators watch the contest with bated breath. Last year, winner Szymon Godziek astonished audiences with his backflip tailwhips. It remains to be seen whether Godziek will be able to defend his title this year. Runners-up Matt Jones and Daryl Brown will certainly give him a run for his money. This event is destined to help bike fans through the cold winter months, keeping them in pleasant anticipation of Bike Park Leogang’s exciting trails and the mega-events of the Saalfelden Leogang region.
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 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 email@example.com
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.
Leogang, Salzburger Land (AUT), January 27th 2012 – The Monster Energy White Style presented by Kona has a new winner: British rider Sam Reynolds placed himself in the centre of the podium. After a spectacular final run in winter conditions the young Monster Energy rider takes home the victory from the sixth White Style. Swedish Martin Söderström can celebrate his second place and AntoineBizet from France took third place. The later was without a doubt the surprise talent of the contest and swe...
Sam Pilgrim wins it again! Leogang, January 29th – At the Monster Energy White Style presented by Kona, the European riders clearly dominated the contest this past Friday in Leogang, Austria with Sam Pilgrim taking first, Sam Reynolds and Yannick Granieri taking second and third. The two riders who had travelled from overseas made it to the finals but barely missed the podium: Canadian Graham Agassiz came in fourth and Jamie Goldman (USA) fifth. Watch the highlight clip showing the best runs: h...
Leogang, February 1st – Europe’s young guns dominated the fifth anniversary of the “White Style presented by Kona” winter slopestyle competition in Leogang last Friday evening. Riders from North America made into the top ten: Darren Berrecloth became fifth, Cam McCaul sixth and Jamie Goldman seventh. Great Britain’s other well-known faces, Sam Reynolds and Grant Fielder, placed eighth and ninth. A highlight clip featuring the best of the action and the three winning runs will be available on ww...
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.