Results+Video: Sam Pilgrim Wins Teva Slopestyle

Mar 28, 2013 at 2:25
Mar 28, 2013
by Mike Kazimer  
 
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Teva Slopestyle Results: Top 5
1. Sam Pilgrim (UK)
2. Tomas Zejda (CZ)
3. Conor Mcfarlane (NZ)
4. Chad Kagy (US)
5. Sam Dueck (CA)

Best Trick:
Sam Dueck with a 360 double tailwhip



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130 Comments

  • + 91
 I think most of the european pro rider are more likeable as the american fulltime pros. Pilgrim and all the other travel to every event around the planet during semenuk, zink and so on are only on the gold an diamond events.In my opinion thats not right. They should come up all over the planet to give their fans a show who pay their life by buying energy drinks and bikes... Just sayin
  • + 16
 Totally agree.
  • + 10
 Except pilgrim lives in the uk there are way more small compitions over there then northamerica it costs him a lot less to travel to the comps
  • + 37
 Have you even seen the price of fuel in the UK??
  • + 36
 I'm sure Semenuk is earning enough from his Trek deal compared to Pilgrim riding for NS to afford it....
  • + 6
 Its because they cant afford to travel overseas to go to all these events, and its not just Zink and Semenuk if you look there is no Strait, Messere, Montgomery, Berrecloth, Rheeder, Fogelquist, Genovese, Groves, ect. It is basically all the North American riders. And the UK is like the size of one state or province so don't say its costing him so much to go to these contest because for the north american riders it costs so much that even if they win first they might be losing money on the trip.
  • - 8
 ManuGi- that was the most ignorant post I've read on here in a long time. There's too many reasons to list off as to why but to start, basing how "likable" an athlete is by which events they go to is straight up stupid... just saying.
  • + 1
 @zoomzoomchicken- So thats a no! You haven't seen the price of fuel in the UK.
I nearly wet myself laughing with your logic that because the UK is smaller it costs us less to travel. Brilliant. lol
  • + 5
 @dusty-bones not sure that its cheaper to get to NZ from the UK than the states or Canada!

It probably costs us more to get to the airport and park than it does for a flight from LA to NZ!
  • + 20
 "Have you even seen the price of fuel in the UK??"

I know, takes massive commitment to drive from the UK to New Zealand, lucky he won, his fuel bill must have been crazy. [end of sarcasm]
  • + 1
 Those flights all cost about the same from here. Any one of them is not significantly cheaper than the others.
  • + 9
 no disrespect to all you guys in North America, but saying that it is cheaper to fly to friggin NEW ZEALAND from Europe, than from the states, is not a valid argument.
  • + 4
 Also to point out like one event in the UK is on the FMB tour and even then It was like a bronze so UK riders still have to travel abroad to go to pretty much any event. Also this event was in NZ which is literally as far from the UK as you can get whilst still being on the same planet. Also for people chatting about fuel costs: UK petrol is about £1.40 per litre, thats about 10 dollars per gallon. US is about 4 dollars. Just saying.
  • + 15
 Two Canadians, Sam Dueck and Kurt Sorge were there.
  • + 5
 Sam is probably just trying to get away from the horrible UK weather haha why fly around all the time if you live in BC or Cali
  • + 2
 That is a fair point nismo, I know where I'd rather be this time of the year out of the UK and NZ...
  • - 2
 @ ManuGi I think your full of shit. Zink and Semenuk should be able to spend there ("off season" a time line in which they do not have a contract binding obligation to there sponsors to full fill a contest schedule.) to do what ever the f*ck they would like! You know like ride for fun, where ever, when ever. ... Just saying
  • + 9
 @mtbken There was at least 3 Canadians there, Sid Slotegraaf as well. He is the one doing the double backflip in the above video.
  • + 5
 you try traveling all year round and see how long you last. It is seriously tiring, these guys are people too they want vacation time. Especially with all the videos they are involved in and product development. I bet if you were in their situation you would do the same thing.
  • + 3
 For an American to come to one of those contest's you are looking around $3,000 a pop. There are a lot more small contest's in Europe and they actually pay out better. Its just much easier for people like Sam to get "everywhere". Not to mention that Teva paid for all the athletes to come out for this contest. That is why a few there was a few more bigger names for the size of contest it was.. (Why not go if its free?) haha And after years of traveling all year round, I'm sure I would only hit the big ones up also if I had too..
  • + 7
 Sid "the kid" Slotegraf was there from Ontario and stomped a double backflip in best trick.A dh racer who trains at Joyride150 with Brett Rheeder and the rest of the Ontario crew.PROPS!
  • + 0
 thank you @scott-townes . couldnt agree more. its not like these guys make as much as football players and quite honestly the north american riders are the most famous so they also have many small promotional events to go to. ignoraant
  • - 4
 @dingus.
Who was talking about driving to NZ from the UK? No one here! Rolleyes
Wasted sarcasm...
  • + 1
 Are we going to see Chad Kagy in the FMB. That flair whip was awesome and I've loved him at the xgames big air comps the last few years. I wanna see more BMX guys try to do MTB. With bmx getting so competitive and MTB getting more money in the future it could be a trend.
  • + 1
 and you think its got nothing to do with one of sams big sponsers being teva haha
  • - 2
 Riders don't pay their flights to contest... their sponsors do...thats what sponsoring is about and not getting free red bull like some people think.
  • + 3
 Manu- They get a travel budget so even though they technically don't pay for their own trips, that doesn't mean they can go to whatever and how many contests they want. The very top guys may be different but it's still not an unlimited fund for anyone.
  • - 1
 The trek team was in New Zealand in February, I'm sure they would have loved to be at the comp, timing just didn't line up!
  • + 1
 dusty bones, i dont really think that fuel costs and shit matter to zinc and semenuk...
  • + 2
 It is strategy that Semenuk only goes to big events that earn the most points, doesn't ride the petty comps and risk injury. I feel the judging is also weighted in his favor at the big shows, not really fair. Love to see Sammy putting in his kicks and giving us the show we all love to see. He deserves better scores than he gets (Claymore). PROPS
  • + 1
 Pilgrim and Surge are TEVA sponsored athletes. i guess they should attend a TEVA slopestyle event right?

www.teva.com/Teva-Mountain-Biking-Athletes/athletes-mtb,default,pg.html
  • + 2
 He's got Trek, Maxxis, Sram(which is like 5 big companies all together) and red bull. Yeah there's enough earnings to travel to the European events!
  • - 2
 Why do you guys care if they have enough money to travel to relatively lower-placed FMB events around Europe? They're professional athletes, not clowns that have to attend and entertain the fans that are at each event. Sure fans are important but the guys risking their necks are more important so fanboys, kindly screw off with this judging someone based on how many events they go to... or speculating whether they can or can't. To be honest it's a really silly conversation to be having in the first place.
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  • + 41
 Get in Sam... With Dan winning the Enduro this has been a good few days for the Brits... Well done boys!
  • + 4
 Cycling- the one sport we didn't invent... and its the one sport we're killing it in. tup
  • + 26
 The brits normally think they invented the whole world
  • - 36
 @T1mb0: I wouldnt say you guys are "killing" it. I think you are best at DH and maybe road riding but even there not so shure...
  • + 2
 voltagerider: Are you mad? Did you not see the olympics are our dominance on the track?
  • - 7
 olympiccyclingdomination.com
  • + 49
 Please UK, don't try to replace usa. one in enough ! :p
  • + 17
 Don't forget about Cedric winning an enduro as well! He may not be a brit but it's friggen cedric, it deserves a mention.
  • + 17
 ^Cedric always deserves a mention wether he has one something or not.
  • + 12
 But dan won the british enduro series, isnt a brit kinda garenteed to win that?
  • - 6
 Then I have to say that the spaniards are killing it in all the other sports that, like the world, the brits did invented: football, basket, tennis, motogp, wrc, F1.... I don't say that because I'm from Spain, is a fact.
  • + 11
 Is Vettel Spanish??
  • + 4
 Poms!! Phffff. Just because youve won a couple of cycling events doesnt mean youre killing it! However, on a brighter note - Sam Pilgrim is Da MAN!!!!.....hes so awesome.... are you sure hes not a kiwi? Brits arent that good surely Smile
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure vettel is German, and I think @pichy means Fernando alonso...
  • + 0
 I mean Sam won 'cause he is so techy, stylish, tough....not for being Brit. If Soderstrom were sponsored by Teva, he will eat two Pilgs with fries for lunch in this event, Wink
  • - 2
 Well may be you are right but British use the gold that Sir Francis Drake stole from the Spanish colonies in America...and that gold were stolen before by the Spanish from the native Americans...(end of history class)
  • + 1
 MacAskill and Akrigg are British... that trumps everything
  • + 3
 @ Pichy Uh hi a Canadian invented basketball James Naismith was his name.
The sun never set on the British empire for a long time that makes a lot of extra time for inventing!
  • + 1
 Pichy-spain are killing it at football only mate n footballs gay
  • + 1
 oh wait no ill give you motogp but pedroser and lorenzo arnt fit to clean the mud of valentino rossi's boots when he was in his prime
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  • + 24
 I'm just stoked Kagy didn't win this one- can't have a BMXer coming along and schooling us on our own sport!!! Go Pilgs.
  • + 5
 Kagy is a badass I would like him to win.
  • - 12
 Hating on a guy because he rides a different size bike than you? I say props to Kagy for excelling in more than one medium.
  • + 17
 Hating on him??! Really?? I was having a laugh. Geez, get a sense of humour!
  • + 18
 mtb = big boy bmx
  • + 3
 suspension and wheel size change the riding characteristics enough to make it a different sport, IMO.
  • + 5
 good on kagy for seeing the light Wink
  • + 2
 Yep...I say good on Kagy! Nothing wrong with tryin on a different shoe hey?
He's just makin the sport more kick ass as it already was.
How does that saying go.....oh ya. "The more the merrier"
Smile
Just sayin
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  • + 13
 Ya dueck good job.
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  • + 9
 Nice to see Zejda on second place.
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  • + 10
 UK Brigade win again!
  • - 19
 maybe because the contest was in the UK...
  • + 14
 Errrr no- NZ stands for New Zealand Dumbass.
  • + 4
 What does having a comp in the Uk have to do with who wins? Semenuk doesn't always win at Crankworks and thats his hometown..
  • + 0
 No but he always comes out on top Fmb tour winner 2 years in a row while still only going to half that pilgrim goes to
  • + 8
 Really? Are we having the Semenuk Vs Pilgrim debate?? IMO Pilgs is more of a DJer than a slopestyle rider, and thankfully for Semenuk most FMB points have been awarded at the events he excels at. They're both AMAZING riders- I'm just hoping for an injury free season for them both and a great FMB tour. There's so many riders that have crazy skills... this year is gonna be good.
  • + 17
 I am never surprised by the retardedness of Americans when it comes to geography
  • + 1
 Because the Redbull judges are remarkably biast towards their riders
  • - 9
 Remember, there's 2 kinds of people: US... and the other, lesser countries that wish they were us. Where they are isn't important, as long they don't piss us off. 'MURICA!
  • + 0
 Zoomzoomchicken-i am in awe of your geographical retardation, Groghunter i dont want to be american at all i meen no just no, no...
  • + 0
 hahaha, it's called SARCASM. Remember: all the people in the US who aren't the stereotypical idiot, loud american, have to live with the entire rest of the world thinking we're that guy. You just have to read their comments on the internet, I have to live and work with the idiots.
  • + 0
 Apart from your trails, no one wants to be america, your sincerely, UK.
  • + 1
 Hahaha, good job at reading my post. Or, y'know, not at all. But I don't know what I should expect, after what I thought was obviously a joke got downvoted to oblivion.
  • + 0
 groghunter-ah i see i forget there are people in america who actually know other countrys dont want to be them
  • + 0
 no problem, I wasn't even gonna respond, just kinda chuckled about it.
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  • + 8
 Waits for the 'He only won because Semenuk was not there' comments
  • + 3
 I will say it.
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  • + 7
 Yeah sammy dueck rep dat chillwack shit!
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  • + 3
 and [pichy] we did invented the whole world the first mechanically propelled 2-wheel vehicle was believed to have been built by Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a Scottish blacksmith, in 1839. A nephew later claimed that his uncle developed a rear-wheel drive design using mid mounted treadles connected by rods to a rear crank, similar to the transmission of a steam locomotive. Proponents associate him with the first recorded instance of a bicycling traffic offence, when a Glasgow newspaper reported in 1842 an accident in which an anonymous "gentleman from Dumfries-shire... bestride a velocipede... of ingenious design" knocked over a pedestrian in the Gorbals and was fined five British shillings
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  • + 2
 There should be more big mtb events in NZ, thats worth it for all the big names to show. There is so much support over there for biking and awesome trails. NZ should also hold a world cup round there every year like Mount Saint-Anne or Forte Williams. I'll be there in 9 days can't wait. NZ rocks.
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  • + 2
 At all the Americans who think we (uk) have loads of comps for pilgrim to win....Erm name me a UK based slopestyle comp where pilgr or any euro rider can make large money from a win.there aren't any that's why he has to travel to these worldwide events.we have lots of small dj comps where you win a handlebar and 50 quid if your lucky.the reason American riders don't leave America is you have huge events with huge money prizes,they don't need to travel to Aussie for a few dollars,plus a holiday for an American is going to a different state.
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  • + 4
 Did the guy who went for the double frontflip stand up again? Is he alive???
  • + 3
 Jackson Crowe is bruised but all is well Smile he is an aussie out of melbourne riding on a dartmoor cody.
  • + 1
 mad attempt! Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Sam is a great dirt jumper, but Jesus, it sounds like a lot of you British blokes just can't accept a win when he gets one. Watch Semenuk ride downhill or big mountain, he's by far the superior all around rider. Until Sam proves he can ride big mountain terrain with people like Sorge, Strait, Semenuk, Mccaul, he's still just an insanely talented dirt jumper in my eyes. He obviously has the skillset to become a big mountain rider, but it seems like he'd rather ride his hard tail dirt jumper and stay in an RV than head into the middle of nowhere up a 3000 meter mountain in a tent. C'mon Sam, we wanna see you ride Green River or the Frasier River Valley!
  • + 1
 Maybe Sam prefers riding Jumps than Big Mountain? It's his decision to make, yeah there's only one place in the UK similar to big mountain(the Atherton's quarry or whatever it's called) and that still is different, maybe Sam doesn't feel like trekking out to Utah just for big mountain anyway?
  • + 1
 Hold the phone, the only place to ride a big mountain in the UK is a quarry in Wales? Where the hell in Scotland do you live?
  • + 1
 There may be a few spots here and there but their usually either shite, very short, or weather dependent, there may be some places, but their nothing compared to anything in Utah, with weather being a major factor, it's not as good as what you think it is here.
  • + 1
 The grass is always greener...
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  • + 3
 This looks like such a good event. I wish the fmb tour came to the UK!
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  • + 2
 I read on redbull.com that semenuk was riding in this event. But he wasn't even there whats with that?
  • + 12
 He's busy fucking around with Zink behind bars.
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  • + 2
 I am so stoked for Conor! What a true athlete!
  • + 1
 Conor = Boss
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  • + 2
 well done Sam! I didnt ask for more! thank youWink
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  • + 1
 no disrespect to Dueck's very clean 360 double whip, but kagy's mtb-first flair whip didn't get best trick??
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  • + 2
 Nice to see Leader (Tomas Zejda) on podium..Good job
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  • + 1
 who was the hero who tried a double front??
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  • + 1
 Can anyone tell me what bike Sorge was riding? Thanks.
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 "this video has bee removed by the user" ......
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  • + 1
 just looks like such a good time!!
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  • + 1
 Is really a 360 double tailwhip the best trick ?
  • + 15
 No, a triple frontflip 360 barspin superman to double backflip 720 triple x-up pendulum air to corked 1080 bar hump E.t. is the best trick, but since noone did one then yes, a 360 double tailwhip was the best trick.
  • + 4
 would need a fair big jump to nail that trick :O ^^^
  • + 1
 I have once done thirty backflips in a row. Then I have opened my parachute. True story, by the way.
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  • + 1
 Go Sam pilgrim. u da man.
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  • + 1
 Go Sam! Stay with NS forever!
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  • + 1
 in first movie: Trees by The Oh Hello's
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  • + 1
 that looked like so much fun
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  • + 1
 Ya Sammy Dueck! great job. Fun video too
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  • + 1
 Did Benny Phillips compete?
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  • + 1
 Yea nice one duek
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  • + 0
 Good job to the Sam's.... Hope they both have a great season.
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  • + 1
 The ambient is so sick !
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  • - 3
 Is it like the early 90s again when the bmx guys could only make money by entering mtb contests? Wink
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  • - 2
 is there a girl dooing a 360 drop and a backflip no hand??
  • + 7
 that would be awesome ....but no it's Kelly McGary
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