It turned out to be quite the season for Rose Rad Squad rider, Jakub Vencl. After getting second place in the 2016 Dual Speed and Style in Whistler, a result that caught him by surprise, the Czech slopestyle expert gained confidence for 2017 and started the 2017 season off even stronger, resulting him acing the whole Dual Speed and Style season, with winning the World Tour Champion title.
Jakub secured the top step at the first stop of the Crankworx World Tour in Rotorua and proved that it wasn’t just a one-off result, as he then went on to repeat his performance, winning the Dual Speed and Style at the next round at Crankworx Les Gets. He also won a wildcard for the Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle at the FMB Gold Event, 26Trix and managed to put down two solid runs. Clearly, on a tear, it would prove hard for any other rider to challenge him in the hunt for the Dual Speed and Style overall title as winning the first two rounds put him far ahead on top of the leader board. However, after a small mistake at the next stop at Crankworx Innsbruck resulted in no points at all for Vencl, the only other rider that was able to challenge him in the hunt for points, was the reigning Dual Speed and Style World Tour Champion Adrien Loren. The point race was close and at the last round, Loren managed to catch up. However, Jakub's previous wins ensured him the champion title.
Jakub Vencl at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler
Jakub's teammate, Anthony Messere at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler
Jakub also won a wildcard entry for Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler at the FMB Gold Event at the Colorado Freeride Festival and put down a solid run that saw him finish in 12th place. His Canadian teammate and Crankworx Whistler fan favorite, Anthony Messere secured fourth place by showcasing the huge bag of tricks he can pull out of his sleeve once again. Vencl and Messere, together with Rose Rad Squad team members, Torquato Testa and Lukas Knopf, are in the riders line-up for next weekend’s Red Bull District Ride. Stay tuned for the final battle of the FMB slopestyle season.
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