The second stop of the Crankworx World Tour provided the goods as the elite of mountain biking descended onto Austria’s Innsbruck for a spectacular battle of speed, style and skill. One rider once again stood out as an all-round-talent. Frenchman Tomas Lemoine, known for his unique style, once again tackled a whole variety of disciplines and continued to prove, that his bike skills aren’t reserved for Slopestyle. ‘Lil Moine’ however isn’t limiting his creativity and passion to contest runs, as his spectacular new edit, which is now available on YouTube, sets out to prove. Canyon’s “Shred City” combines Lemoine’s love for mountain bikes, music and weird pants.]
The concept of the edit is derived from Canyon’s new Gravity events platform “Shred City”. The new online platform gives mountain bikers the opportunity to share their skills, their riding, adventures, local trails or just some sick new lines and aims to build a global community – “Shred City”. Be it beginner, weekend warrior, rookie or pro, Downhiller, Dirt Jumper or Enduro rider, all bike enthusiasts are invited to join the community and share their stoke.
The idea behind the edits and clips is to tell authentic, creative and individual stories that don’t just show the riding, but also feature the “imperfect”, raw world, we all live in. Lemoine’s “Shred City” contribution is not a simple Shred-It. It’s an artistic reflection of his personality, the people and scene around him and how it all translates to his riding style. “Everyone, who was part of the project, was able to bring their own ideas and implement them in the final edit. This kind of creative collaboration, is what really gets me stoked,” the young Frenchman explains. As a result, Lemoine’s passion outside of contests is displayed in a unique way that more closely resembles a music video, than a traditional mountain bike edit.
For a look behind the scenes of Tomas Lemoine’s Canyon Shred City edit, watch here.
Those, who want to share their own riding, can now upload their own edits tagged with #shredcity
on Instagram and Facebook and have the chance to be featured by @canyonshredcity
In Innsbruck, Lemoine once again showed his versatility at the top of the sport. Next to a fifth place in Slopestyle, the young Frenchman also collected points in Speed & Style and Pumptrack, the latter of which he finished with the Bronze medal. Thanks to his outstanding results, Lemoine managed to extend his lead in the overall “King of Crankworx” ranking and now heads to the last Crankworx stop in Canada’s Whistler as the clear favorite for the overall title.
Be it as a mountain biker or rapper with a passion for fashion, Lemoine’s unique style is always on display. If you haven’t already heard of Lemoine’s rapping alter ego “Lil Moine”, now is the time to catch up.
All Photos by Boris Beyer