Video: Martin Söderström Turns up the Style to Win the Åre Video Challenge

Jul 8, 2019
by AreBikeFestival  
Views: 12,917    Faves: 122    Comments: 10

Saturday night saw the screening of the 2019 Åre Video Challenge during the Åre Bike Festival in (you guessed it) Åre, Sweden. Four teams made up of some of the best riders in the world duked it out in front of an 800 strong audience at the Holiday Club Arena. This year's contest saw a popular return of Martin Söderström, who in fact hasn't been to Åre since he won the 2012 version of the video contest.

Martin and his Team Douche won top honors from the jury and brought home the award for best movie. The (partly) local favorites, and last year's winners, Lightning Thunder, won the people's vote for best stoke while Max Fredriksson won the jury award for best athlete performance.

Team Douche
Winner of best movie

Rider: Martin Söderström
Film & edit: Simon Berggren, Adam Klingeteg and Max Wångdahl

Lightning Thunder
Winner of the people's stoke award

Riders: Alexander Bäckvall, Simon Johansson, Christoffer van Kuijl, Johan Gustavsson and Johan Ekman
Film & edit: Peter Eriksson and Philip Alexandersson

Views: 5,837    Faves: 22    Comments: 2

Team Sendy – Vlog It
Max Fredriksson – winner of best athlete performance

Vlog It by Team Sendy

Riders: Max Fredriksson and Anton Thelander
Film & edit: Robban Gustavsson

Views: 3,738    Faves: 20    Comments: 4

Kollektive Productions – La Chose
La Chose by Kollektive Productions

Riders: Oscar Härnström and Rémy Métallier
Film & edit: Darren Hamlin, Pete Brockman and Martin Olsson

Views: 3,678    Faves: 21    Comments: 4

MENTIONS: @Arebikefestival

Region in article
Åre, Sweden

Watch the original Team Douche edit here:


  • 13 0
 Tippies laugh at the end was the cats pyjamas! Did martin stay on the first wooden bridge feature? Landing looked well sketchy but didnt fully show it
  • 10 0
 He did not, he went off it and almost killed the filmer and himself. But schhhh don't tell anyone. #FakeitTilYouMakeit
  • 7 0
 Everytime I read something about Bikepark Åre it moves up on my list of places to go ride. I think it's in my top 3 now, I must ride there!
  • 1 0
 It's a truly amazing place. Åre only have two problems. Location and weather.
  • 7 0
 But Pinkbike said the Stumpy sucks...Wink Nice vid...Martin still got it.
  • 3 0
 That hop whip on the rock bank over the river was some serious man stuff
  • 2 1
 more than great riding, but whole video comparing to the original with daniel norgren tune instead this generic crap... well it didnt turn me on, so whatever
  • 2 0
 Tire slide to manual was very unexpected. Awesome vid!!
  • 2 0
 Need this Tippie laughing footage for my MLG pack!
  • 1 0
 I am definitely making a ringtone for my iPhone from Tippies laugh! Team Douche is awesome!
  • 1 0
 Anticlimax. Couldn't they have used legit jumps, with beautiful lips, hips and backsides?! Wink
  • 1 0
 So disappointed , doesnt even compare to the previous team DOUCHE video
  • 1 0
 Made me chuckle
  • 1 0
 But what's in the box?
  • 1 0
 Piss funny!

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