Last weekend say the 9th edition of the Dakine Trailfox in Flims Switzerland. A unique Freeride event which is definitly worth doing it.
Rene Wildhaber and Anita Gehring won the Trailfox in Flims
The 9th Dakine Trailfox in Flims, Switzerland offered everything the Freeride Community likes. Three races on three 3 different trails in three days, the Nighttrail during Friday night, the Sunset Trail on Saturday evening and the the Highnoontrail on Sunday. Beside a really relaxed atmosphere and great Red Bull Party on Saturday night also the weather good was in a good mood and offered perfect mountain weather. Nearly 280 Riders found their way up to Flims for the Trailfox.
Men´s Podium, 1st WILDHABER Renè, 2nd ANRIG Lukas, 3rd BIEDERMANN Rudolf
Women´s Podium, 1st GEHRIG Anita, 2nd WUNDERLIN Alba, 3rd DERRON Noemi
Eventclip can be foundhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baH2lHPPhuohttp://www.zapiks.com/dakine-trail-fox-2011-this-i.html
The modus ist easy. Three different races and in each race the rider gets the points for his place. 1st gets one point, 2nd two points...,.15th 15 points.... and in the end the winner is the rider with the fewest points on his back.
On Friday the first stage is the nighttrail which starts at 22:30 and the last rider is in at about 2:00. There’s nearly no light on the trail through the woods of Flims, so every rider needs his own light. As there is no uplift or shuttle every riders has to go up to the start line by his own. It´s amazing to the see light signs of the riders coming down in the dark.
1 WILDHABER Renè DAKINE, Red Bull, Trek 1976 SUI 1:12.529
2 BIEDERMANN Rudolf Scott - SuspensionCenter 1986 SUI 1:17.506 4
3 LIEBERHERR Janick iXS Sports Division Yeti Team 1990 SUI Ebnat 1:18.769
4 ANRIG Lukas DRIFT Bike Team 1985 SUI 1:19.833
5 BEELI Armin Trek,Norrona 1991 SUI 1:20.258
1 GEHRIG Anita Zimtstern, Oakley, POC 1987 SUI 1:43.441
2 ERNI Claudia Boarderworld 1986 SUI 1:48.624
3 MORGENTHALER Linda V-Sport.ch 1983 SUI 1:49.842
4 WUNDERLIN Alba 1984 SUI 1:52.240
5 BRETHAUER Laura Sombrio, Morewood, Maxxis 1987 GER 1:54.014
The Sunset Trail starts on Saturday 19:00 and is a mixture of Northshoretrails, Wallrides, bridges, jumps, natural trails and one big road gap for the pros.
Wallride going wrong
Wallride on the Sunset Trail
Roadgap into Wallride on Sunset Trail
Here´s a helmetcam video from the Sunsettrailhttp://freecaster.tv/mountainbike/1016556/downhill-mtb-in-switzerland-with-drift-stealth
Men´s Sunsetrail results
1 WILDHABER Renè DAKINE, Red Bull, Trek 1976 SUI 58.383
2 ANRIG Lukas DRIFT Bike Team 1985 SUI 58.519
3 BIEDERMANN Rudolf Scott - SuspensionCenter 1986 SUI 58.548
4 LIEBERHERR Janick iXS Sports Division Yeti Team 1990 SUI Ebnat 58.938
5 BEELI Armin Trek,Norrona 1991 SUI 59.727
Women´s Sunsettrail results
1 GEHRIG Anita Zimtstern, Oakley, POC 1987 SUI 1:15.725
2 MARTH Steffi TREK Gravity Girls 1985 GER 1:18.140
3 KRATZER Fabienne 1988 SUI 1:22.135
4 WUNDERLIN Alba 1984 SUI Winterthur 1:23.134
5 MORGENTHALER Linda V-Sport.ch 1983 SUI 1:23.426
On Sunday it was time for the Highnoontrailrace on the Runca Trail. The only stage where the riders had the luxury to go up the hill by lift.
The sun was burning down at 12:00 and the longest and hardest stage was ready to go.
5.8 km with about 680 m of descending quite a few pedaling section, northshores and rocky sections. The start modus were 20 riders in each group with a time gap between each group. First the ladies and then the men.
Highnoontrail men´s result
1 WILDHABER Renè DAKINE, Red Bull, Trek 1976 SUI 12:06.084
2 BEELI Armin Trek,Norrona 1991 SUI 12:12.527
3 ANRIG Lukas DRIFT Bike Team 1985 SUI 12:26.569
4 MARTY Manuel Radbar-Racing Team 1991 SUI 12:28.762
5 BIEDERMANN Rudolf Scott - SuspensionCenter 1986 SUI 12:35.523
1 WUNDERLIN Alba 1984 SUI 14:35.024
2 DERRON Noemi MALOJA / adidas eyewear / 1982 SUI 14:57.166
3 GEHRIG Anita Zimtstern, Oakley, POC 1987 SUI 14:58.521
4 THALMANN Steffanie mahu 1986 SUI 15:47.999
5 MARTH Steffi TREK Gravity Girls 1985 GER 15:50.504
So next year will be the 10th edition of the Dakine Trailfox at Flims.
The Swiss TV followed René Wildhaber on Friday. Sorry it´s only in Swiss Germanhttp://www.videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=e2fbe10d-70e0-4e8a-a137-70a9c7c553e4
You can find all about the Dakine Trailfox underhttp://www.trailfox.ch
and all about the riding destination Flims, Switzerland underhttp://www.flims.com/en/biken/
Thankx to all the sponsors and the organizers for making such events possible.
René Wildhaber taking time for everyone to have a talk with