The weather conditions in Munich meant that Friday and Saturday were rained out so the whole comp was rescheduled to the Sunday. The mountain bike riders were the first ones to go big on the 150 meters long dirt course and it was Swedish young gun Martin Soderstrom who impressed with super clean tricks. In his best run he nailed a tailwhip at the start tower step down, a huge 360 table top, a double tailwhip, another 360 and a 360-double tailwhip. BIG.
His greatest challenge once again came from Great Britain’s Sam Pilgrim, with only a 1.25 point gap in the final results. Sam through down 360’s at the step-down, 360 x-ups, backflip no handers and as well as a 360 double tailwhip to earn his second place. Frenchman Yannick Granieri too third with tailwhips, high in the sky inverted 360s, backflips and perfectly executed flipwhips.
The mountain bike action had been on a super high level, and all riders gained important FMB World Tour points.
The BMX followed the MTB and Australian Dane Searls, who is well known as an airtime lover, went crazy on the super-sized doubles of the BIG IN BAVARIA dirt line and showed tricks like 360 superman seatgrap indian airs or a super nice downside whip to tailwhip. No question, he was the man of the day with this super technical tricks and great style. Second place went to Ben Hennon from the United Kingdom who also had a big banger on the last jump: a 360 table top to tailwhip. But combined with flip lookdowns and double tailwhips, he was not able to take the win. The German BMX legend Markus Hampl rocked the line with opposite 360 combos, flipwhips and 360 super seaters, so he finished with a great third place in front of Ricardo Laguna and Patrick Guimez.
Mountain Bike Results
1. Martin Soderstrom (SWE / NS Bikes) 2. Sam Pilgrim (GBR / Ashton Diamondback) 3. Yannick Granieri (FRA / Commencal) 4. Benny Korthaus (GER / Red Bull) 5. Amir Kabbani (GER / Mongoose) 6. Jakub Vencl (CZE / Agang) 7. Szymon Godziek (POL / Dartmoor) 8. Linus Sjolholm (SWE / Scott Bikes) 9. Sam Reynolds (GBR / DMR Bikes) 10. Thomas Genon (BEL / Canondale)
1. Dane Searls (AUS / Unit Clothing) 2. Ben Hennon (GBR / Eastpak) 3. Markus Hampl (GER /Twenty Bikes) 4. Ricardo Laguna (USA / Dans Comp) 5. Patrick Guimez (FRA / Monster Energy) 6. Dusan Antalík (SLO / Nike 6.0) 7. Bob Manchester (GBR) 8. Jean-Baptiste Peytavit (FRA / Twenty Bikes) 9. Daniel Juchatz (GER / Vans) 10. Sven Lehmann (GER / KHE)