26TRIX, Photo Epic

Jun 11, 2016
by Bartek Wolinski  
History in the making in Leogang! Another 26TRIX has ended but not in the sun rays as we all have expected. Heavy rainfalls that splashed on the Austrian mountains called off the finals on one of the most prestigious dirt contests of the year. Yet, Saturday's qualifications were crazy enough to make history on the Leogang's course. Those who held back and went for the easy runs may be bit grumpy know, but Mother Nature is not an easy woman. Unexpected rotation on the podium is always a good thing to watch, so we hope you will enjoy this photo epic by Bartek Woliński and Szymon Nieborak. Some new faces on the big jumps roster are about to show up.

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Sweet Leogang Austria... Few months ago those stone pillars were all covered with fresh pow during WhiteStyle and now they look down on FMB World Tour s best dirt jump riders gathered to fight for the 26TRIX 2016 title.
Sweet Leogang, Austria... A few months ago those stone pillars were all covered with fresh pow during WhiteStyle and now they look down on FMB World Tour's best dirt jump riders gathered to fight for the 26TRIX 2016 title.

As always - Leogang s crowd is warming bikers while not giving a damn about their wheelsizes.
As always - Leogang's crowd is warming bikers while not giving a damn about their wheel sizes.

All the joys of being a dirt jumper.
All the joys of being a dirt jumper.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

26TRIX Leogang 2016

The course this morning was wet and slow. But the sunny day definitely help to make it run smoothly.
The course this morning was wet and slow. But the sunny day definitely helped to make it run smoothly.

Bienve is collecting karma point for the finals.
Bienve is collecting karma point for the finals.

 Is it windy yet
"Is it windy yet?"

Attention New kid on the dirt radar is here. Meet Emil Johansson from Sweden. 16 years old and rocking like a pro already straight outta Mr. Soderstrom s style wings . Emil did splendid and pulled combos cleaner than you know who . 5th place for the grom that is about to go big
Attention! New kid on the dirt radar is here. Meet Emil Johansson from Sweden. 16 years old and rocking like a pro already (straight outta Mr. Soderstrom's style wings). Emil did splendidly and pulled combos cleaner than 'you know who.' 5th place for the grom, and a Wild Card entry for Munich Prime Line! Will he survive the Diamond Series treatment?

Gemma is here
Gemma is here!

Mr. Bezanson can probably 360 any jump you could throw at him.
Mr. Bezanson can probably 360 any jump you could throw at him.

Drew visited Leogang straight after X Games in Austin but his MTB debut is still getting on slowly. Despite being bit sore after Swatch Rocket Air he managed to pull massive flatspins but it wasn t enough to even scratch the final list.
Drew visited Leogang straight after X Games in Austin but his MTB debut is still getting on slowly. Despite being a bit sore after Swatch Rocket Air he managed to pull massive flat spins but it wasn't enough to even scratch the final list.

Geoff is one of the judges here at 26Trix competition.
Geoff is one of the judges at the 26Trix competition.

Mr. Bizet is back in the business with his big smile and great tricks like this perfect flip tuck no hander We keep fingers crossed for Antoine to finish this season without any injuries are he is on his way to dominate FMB World Tour.
Mr. Bizet is back in the business with his big smile and great tricks like this perfect flip tuck no hander! We're keeping our fingers crossed for Antoine to finish this season without any injuries as he is on his way to dominating FMB World Tour.

Perfect 360 tailwhip by Peter Kaiser.
Perfect 360 tailwhip by Peter Kaiser.

Anthony is back strong for the new season of competitions. Not only he went far above the rest of the pack on Leogang s jumps but also tried new things like his personal variation of Cashroll.
Anthony is back strong for the new season of competitions. He went far above the rest of the pack on Leogang's jumps but also tried new things like his personal variation of a Cashroll.

Wear gloves kids...
Wear gloves, kids...

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Great surprise from the young swed. He got to the finals by storm.
Great surprise from the young Sweed. He got to the finals by storm.

Such a stylish oppo-invert-one-foot.
Such a stylish oppo-invert-one-foot.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

One of many reasons why Diego qualified number 1.
One of many reasons why Diego qualified in the number one spot.

Big oppo 720 on the last jump from Anotine. He s back in the mix.
Big oppo 720 on the last jump from Antoine. He's back in the mix.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

After timed trainings downhillers found some time to enjoy slopestylers runs over the course. They even found some time to introduce those old school 26 inch lovers to electricity.
After timed training, downhillers found some time to enjoy slopestyle runs over the course. They even found some time to introduce those 'old school' 26-inch lovers to electricity.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Tomas Lemoine didn t show much new things during the qualifications but it was still enough to place him on the top 15 s hot seat. Crank it up Tomas
Tomas Lemoine didn't show many new things during qualification but it was still enough to place him on the top 15's hot seat.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Anton Thelander missed his luck on flip opposite tailwhip and ate dirt hard. Heal fast buddy
Anton Thelander missed his luck on this flip opposite tailwhip and ate dirt hard. Heal fast buddy!

Hmm... tastes like dirt.
Hmm... tastes like dirt.

Yannick is pumped after his good finish at FISE. Now he wants more...
Yannick is pumped after his good finish at FISE. Now, he wants more...

26TRIX Leogang 2016

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Double downside tailwhip by Pavel.
Double downside tailwhip by Pavel.

Weather is always the biggest factor at outdoor events. Leogang s one was kind enough to shut up by the end of the day and let riders fly without any turbulences.
Weather is always the biggest factor at outdoor events. Leogang's one was kind enough to 'shut up' by the end of the day and let riders fly without any turbulences.

Carson earning point in the quali round.
Carson earning points in the quali round.

Ride or Die
Ride or Die

Yannick is still rocking with 29 years in his ID and 18 on the course. This guy knows how to stay consistent. 14th spot and a lot of space to improve for the finals.
Yannick is still rocking with 29 years on his ID and 18 on the course. This guy knows how to stay consistent.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Sam Pilgrim working hard on his vlog.
Sam Pilgrim working hard on his vlog.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Nicholi Rogatkin is hungry for the overall dominance in 2016. Cork 720 are his easy scenario so we can t wait for the final run from Man of Steel .
Nicholi Rogatkin is hungry for the overall dominance in 2016.

Single double or triple You never know with NIcholi
Single, double or triple? You never know with Nicholi!

Sweet tailwhip on a hip jump.
Sweet tailwhip on a hip jump.

Style for miles
Style for miles!

Mr. Genon went classy through the course leaving us speechless yet hungry for his winning run . Would he score gold in Austria He has high chances
Mr. Genon went classy through the course leaving us speechless yet hungry for his 'winning run.'!

26TRIX Leogang 2016

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Petr has got everything to be on a podium... Well just except luck.
Petr has got everything to be on a podium... Well, except luck.

Truck to decade from Thomas.
Truck to decade from Thomas.

Germany s own Nico Scholze was the one to watch if you are into FMX style. 8th spot in qualis and big expectations for the finals
Germany's own Nico Scholze was the one to watch if you are into FMX style. It not only made him grab 8th spot in qualifying, but also the Best Trick trophy and a Wild Card spot for Munich Prime Line along with Emil Johansson!

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Ready to rumble.
Ready to rumble.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Pavel Alekhin is getting used to brakes but mellow course of 26TRIX didn t need much of them. Experience is flowing from our Russian friend who knows there is no dead sailors allowed on the contest course. He cased a bit flip double whip but managed to squeez in a barspin on the speed jump and finish his run. Next time he went for the same combination as Diego and made it into the finals. Same jump - same problem bailed out Torquato Testa from the top 15 as he missed just one trick.
Pavel Alekhin is getting used to brakes but the mellow course of 26TRIX didn't need them. Experience is flowing from our Russian friend who knows there is no dead sailors allowed on the contest course. He cased a flip double whip, but managed to squeeze in a barspin on the speed jump and finish his run. Next time he went for the same combination as Diego and made it. Same jump - same problem bailed out Torquato Testa from the top 15 as he missed just one trick.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

 After you Sir. Granieri .
"After you, Sir. Granieri".

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Carson felt like home in Austria. Clean and easy runs made him score 9th spot.
Carson felt like home in Austria. Clean and easy runs made him score 9th spot.

Yannick posing for Geoff s photos.
Yannick 'posing' for Geoff's photos.

Beautiful flapspin from Louis.
Beautiful flapspin from Louis.

Huge flip whip from Anthony Messere.
Huge flip whip from Anthony Messere.

Diego Caverzasi had a run of his life is Austria. Backflip barspin to late tailwhip Pumped BMX s tricks made him win qualifications but will he mange to stay calm for Sunday Go Italy
Diego Caverzasi had the run of his life is Austria. Backflip barspin to late tailwhip? Pumped BMX's tricks made him win qualifications!

MAssive super-whip from Marel Durbau.
Massive super-whip from Marel Durbau.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Stretching it the Spanish way with Bienvenido Aguado Alba. His La Poma friend Adolf Silva need to be mentioned here with probably the first ever MTB rider that pulled a double flip in his quali run in the end of the course dead-sailored the next jump and finished up with a double flip tuck no hander attempt on the last one Barcelona is a state of mind...
Stretching it the Spanish way with Bienvenido Aguado Alba. His La Poma friend, Adolf Silva needs to be mentioned here as probably the first ever MTB rider that pulled a double flip in his quali run. He dead-sailored the next jump and finished up with a double flip tuck no hander attempt on the last one! Barcelona is a state of mind...

Adolf Silva going big Double seatgrab superman
Adolf Silva going big! Double seat grab superman!

Alfie suffered a bad leg injury in the prequalies. Wishing you rapid recover brother
Alfie spinning it mid-course!

Antoine Bizet should keep his line from qualification runs and spice it up a bit during tricks like this frontflip to make it count on the podium
Antoine Bizet should keep his line from qualification runs and spice it up.

Daryl was out of luck in the qualification round.
Daryl was out of luck in the qualification round.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Lucky 7th position in qualis for the young Canadian. Anthony seems ready to turn it up on Sunday.
Lucky 7th position in qualis for the young Canadian.

26TRIX Leogang 2016

26TRIX Leogang 2016

Mehdi Gani is one of those riders we always keep an eye on. Consistency great combinations and down to earth attitude are his key factors to placing high in the rankings. Make it count Mehdi
Mehdi Gani is one of those riders we always keep an eye on. Consistency, great combinations and down to earth attitude are his key factors to placing high in the rankings. Make it count Mehdi!

The man of the day
The man of the day!

26TRIX Leogang 2016
1st. Diego Caverzasi 2nd. Antoine Bizet 3rd. Mehdi Gani Congratulations and see you next year!

Results here.


MENTIONS: @lunatyk / @FMBA / @wolisphoto / @SaalfeldenLeogang




27 Comments

  • + 20
 Sick photos! Capturing all that action with the stunning beauty of the Austrian backdrop.
  • + 13
 Oh Gee...
  • + 9
 Love the dirt jump interview. Brilliant. Thank you to who ever is responsible. Now ask the dirt jumpers about DH.
  • + 5
 GOAT? Seeing the confused looks on everyones faces was priceless.
  • + 8
 That tsunami flip though...
  • + 5
 Brendog's take on DJ is so true Big Grin
Also, is Bryceland seriously stoned all the time?
  • + 5
 Mick Hannah "I've never been interested in tricks." Goes on to no-hander the 19 meter jump heading into the finish.
  • + 1
 I always give my old folks grief because I have no interest in getting married, but my god if Manon or Tahnee came along I would take a knee and pull out a ring. Just hearing them talk is making me forget about biking entirely wtf
  • + 4
 Sik Mik says he doesn't do any tricks then throws the suicide over the huge final jump.
  • + 4
 So... do you like dirt jumping?
  • + 2
 Adolf Silva? Congrats to his parents for this first name. I know how hard it can be choosing the right name due to lack of alternatives...Poor guy
  • + 1
 learn me how to do those multi-shot pics anyone?
How do you keep the same bckground and superimpose the separate frames?
tripod is mandatory but software wise?
  • + 2
 tripod is good, but not mandatory...
most photographers use adobe photoshop to mask each frame and compose the shot
just google "sequence photography"
  • + 1
 grandissimo Diego!! da quella volta a Nimis ne è passato di tempo ma alla fine chi non molla viene ripagato! complimenti!
  • + 2
 Wait, truck to decade?? How!?
  • + 2
 That one has me stumped as well. I'm guessing before the complete truck rotation he kicked off like in a downside whip to spin in the opposite direction. I don't think that is a true truck to decade though. Not sure physics allows for that.
  • + 2
 Nice first pic of Nico Scholze, impressive!
  • + 1
 The light was so perfect !
  • + 1
 I know why they're grumpy now.....the rain and spelling?
  • + 2
 Mmmmmmm, Gemma Smile
  • + 1
 Flap spin?
  • + 1
 ride or die
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