Must Watch: Thomas Genon Rides on Water and Bends Time in 'The Legend of Tommy G'

May 12, 2020
by rasoulution  

Every kingdom needs his legends and who better to answer this call for the Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide than Belgian ripper Thomas Genon. He welcomed this role with open arms, building upon his own legend with the support of no one less than Anthill Films. To see how Thomas rules his new kingdom, check out “The Legend of Tommy G”.

Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom Switzerland Copyright Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide Sterling Lorence

What do you get when the superb bike filmmakers from Anthill Films link up with a rider like Thomas Genon, a.k.a. Tommy G in a stunning location like Lenzerheide, Switzerland? Magic that it would even make Merlin jealous. In a versatile and breathtaking location, it’s easy for Tommy G, the 25-year-old Belgian, to showcase his riding skills; getting technical and going big at the same time. In the 6-minute Anthill Films production, Lenzerheide is truly the king’s playground. He breaks through the sound barrier, bikes on water. “That’s why they call him Tommy G-esus,” says Jackson Goldstone, who joins a long list of cameos by the who’s who of the bike world. Riding on the moon, the Swiss high Alps and gaining some serious speed on the World Cup track with the comment of Rob Warner. Blowing up all of Lenzerheide’s carefully shaped berms, there is nothing Tommy G can’t do. He gains so much airtime hitting a big kicker that the crew had to lengthen the landing while he was in the air or it would have ended badly – leaving Cam and Tyler McCaul speechless.

Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom Switzerland Copyright Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide Sterling Lorence

It’s hard to hide this legendary action from the bike community. Matching the clips first class soundtrack of CCR’s “I heard it through the grapevine” it’s no wonder that Mountain Bike heavyweights like Troy Brosnan, Brett Rheeder, Tomas Lemoine, Casey Brown, Brook MacDonald, Thomas Vanderham or Emil Johansson make up their own wild theories about where Tommy G is and what he’s doing. There’s really only one answer to that: he’s working on his own legend – “The Legend of Tommy G” – in Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide.

Production for the new video took place last fall in Lenzerheide. Despite a fairly tight production schedule of only two weeks, everyone involved is extremely stoked with the result: “Filming in Lenzerheide is a dream! It’s a beautiful place with an incredible number of trails that go all over the place. Honestly, it was hard to pick where we wanted to shoot what, just because of the many options available. It was quite the challenge to limit ourselves to what we really wanted in the video,” says Anthill Films’ Darcy Wittenburgh. He’s not the only one that’s stoked about what was produced in Lenzerheide. Pascal Krieger, Project Manager Bike for Lenzerheide, thinks back to the production with a smile. “Working together with Anthill Films was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Anthill Films have already achieved somewhat of a cult status within the community, and Thomas Genon is one of the most stylish Slopestyle riders in the world. To see a rider of his caliber shred our home trails and jumps was incredibly inspiring and breathtaking at the same time. His creativity and love for biking is second to none, and I could feel it every single moment we were there.”

Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom Switzerland Copyright Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide Sterling Lorence
Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom Switzerland Copyright Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide Sterling Lorence

bigquotesIt feels a bit crazy to be in this movie, and to see all of these legends in there. I’ve got nothing but the utmost respect for all of them. Their cameos make this movie extremely special. I enjoyed the shoot in Bike Kingdom a lot – there are so many spots to discover. Just in one day you can shred bike park, send huge jumps, feel like a World Cup racer on the STRAIGHTLine and explore the mountains to take in the amazing scenery. It truly is something special.Tommy G

Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom

With the launch of Bike Kingdom for the 2020 bike season, the Lenzerheide holiday region has given a name to what it has always been. Through the repositioning of Bike Kingdom and the unique shoot with Thomas Genon, Mountain Biking has finally taken front and center in Lenzerheide, something the region has been working on for the past few years. Bike Kingdom is more than just a name though; alongside the renaming, a new app will be launched, a big bike festival will take place at the end of the season, there are new trails to be explored and much more. Bike Kingdom presents exactly what the name promises.

Thomas Genon with Anthill Films in the Lenzerheide Bike Kingdom Switzerland Copyright Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide Sterling Lorence

#bikekingdom #bikekingdomlenzerheide #tommyg

Follow Tommy’s adventure here:

www.facebook.com/ThomasGenonMTB
www.instagram.com/thomasgenon

For more information on Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide please visit:

www.bikekingdom.ch
www.facebook.com/bike.kingdom
www.instagram.com/bike.kingdom



Photo Credit: © Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide / Sterling Lorence

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88 Comments

  • 81 2
 OK, that was fully funny. Only negative, it features Warner and he did not say "Look at the time!" Wink
  • 6 1
 Look at that ship!!
  • 7 1
 And "how he can sit down with balls that big dude..."
  • 10 0
 "letting it hang out like a fat bird in a bikini". Rob Warner
  • 4 0
 NOTHIN INNIT!
  • 1 0
 Style for miles!
  • 42 1
 Aggy, "Whaaaaaat!?" That was a fun one to start the day with and holly MOC-chicken.
  • 41 1
 I heard he can pedal so hard the earth rotates, ending 2020
  • 3 0
 Please!
  • 2 0
 @sourmix: RIGHT?! Let’s be done with this!
  • 29 1
 That was a seriously good video. Put a smile on my dial!
  • 24 1
 gesus christ. that was hilarious.
  • 17 2
 Put some respek on Tommy Gesus.
  • 21 0
 Not sure about you guys but when he does the stoppie in the whoops I literally shouted out "Oh F$%& YOU!" LOL. Can't remember the last time I did that.
  • 2 0
 This edit definitely had a few yelling at the tv moments.
  • 15 0
 that nose manual was sick!
  • 13 1
 More, please.
  • 11 0
 This was both a joy and a pleasure to watch. In His name, amen
  • 1 0
 hahaha this cracked me up Big Grin
Too true, was both rad and hilarious!
Aaaaammmmmeeeeen
  • 9 0
 So so good. Finally a fresh edit idea!
  • 6 0
 Without WC this year, lenzerheide knows how to advertise.. pure pleasure to watch
  • 8 1
 “whaaaat?!!!”
  • 5 1
 That was hilarious.

I was surprised to learn that he has a fear of water, maybe that's why he gets so much air? To compensate?
  • 7 0
 incredible!
  • 5 0
 Amazing!! Whaaaaaaaaat? Broke the sound barrier sleeping a couple times!! Ha ha Love Tommy G!!
  • 6 1
 when do the lifts re-open again?
  • 7 2
 In switzerland probably on monday the 8th of June. In Lenzerheide they are currently building the Last Part of the flowtrail and maybe even a new big whipoff jump
  • 1 1
 @YellowFlowers: thank you!
  • 16 1
 @YellowFlowers: cool, great to know, thanks Smile
  • 1 0
 @LenzerheideBikepark: What is the Swiss government saying about borders and people visiting from other countries? I have a trip planned to ride Swiss trails late juli..
  • 1 0
 @DOAFT: nothing yet, we will het the next Info ob the 27th of may
  • 3 0
 @DOAFT: as mentioned before, the government vaguely allowed the lifts to reopen but we don't know yet under what circumstances.

We're planing with the 8 june in mind so once we get the go: We're ready!

Traveling and reopening of the boarder however is a whole dofferent sotry. We have to sit it out and wait for the 27 may for the news
  • 2 0
 @DOAFT: Their goal is to open the boarders to France and Germany on June 15th, the Border to Austria should get re-opened even earlier. But it's not 100% sure yet.
  • 3 1
 Tommy G What a great edit, But you picked the wrong year to race World Cups?
Watch out for thoughts trees at warp speeds, they move when you least expect it?
  • 3 0
 Loved the other riders input. Also nice to see even the best riders face plant. LOL
  • 4 0
 Best edit I've seen in ages! Hilarious!
  • 1 0
 I heard he's at home like the rest of us after he reinjured his shoulder at crankworx. If true it looks like he'll have 5x the amount of time needed to recover before the next event. Dude is pretty styleeeeee
  • 4 3
 Not saying it's bad at all but was anybody else expecting more of a 20 minute'ish project based on all that marketing hyping that was going on for the what feels like half a year up to the release?
  • 5 1
 Awesome !
  • 4 1
 Awesome. Best tuck no hander in the biz.
  • 3 0
 What do you think Thommy Gesus recommends for tire pressure on water?
  • 3 0
 Best edit I've seen in a while.
  • 2 3
 They're making a huge deal of this bike kingdom rebranding as if lenzerheide bike park wasn't famous and greatly appreciated already. I can only hope they don't just jack up prices because of a new phone app and a 5 minute edit but built some new quality stuff as well.
  • 1 0
 they are are builing the last section of the flowtrail with the worlds flattest corners you have ever seen
  • 3 0
 So many levels of awesome. Tommy G getting his props.
  • 2 0
 I heard he has so many good tricks on lock, he has to play roulette to decide on a trick.
  • 1 2
 + : funny video, profi production, really cool shots
- : Lenzer... 3 trails in the park for almost 50 euro?? WTF? thats most expensive bikepark in Europe, so if you compare it with Chatel, for half the price, you have 4x more trails, so its 8xTimes Better! Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Yeah thats true, but you can also Ride Like 400km Off lift Access singletrails with the Same Ticket. And all of the sections in this video (other than the line with the left hip he did a tuck no on) are in the bikepark
  • 5 0
 In switzerland, most of the time you get the lift ticket for free with accommodation which makes it pretty cheap in comparison to other places ;-)
  • 2 0
 @Chridel: I can confirm, just don't go out eating Wink
  • 1 0
 @ghost-shifter: copy that
  • 1 0
 Seriously, Tommy G is just incredible... I am glad that there are people like him out there. Noooo disrespect to anyone else whatsoever Peace
  • 2 0
 Should have had a clip of the claw feverishly checking maps to try and find his secret spot!
  • 2 0
 Aggy......WWWWHHHAAAAATTTTT? Great video! Thank you for not using techno music!!! Tommy G is da man!!!
  • 1 0
 Tommy G hasn't really had great luck with Crankworx lately. This is a nice reminder that he is still a world class rider, and good spirited guy.
  • 4 1
 Just WOW!
  • 2 0
 Would love to see this guy rip a world cup lap!!!
  • 3 0
 Yes! Fraser Newton
  • 2 0
 Best thing since lifecycles.
  • 1 0
 A drop of tear formed in the corner of my eye watching this! I laughed my ass off! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!
  • 2 1
 That was much better than the 30 second teaser.
  • 2 2
 But still only about 4min film
  • 2 1
 That's amusing as all get out.
  • 1 0
 I heard he is from Belgium ! So sick !
  • 1 0
 1:31 Had to watch that a few times. Great vid
  • 1 0
 That made me smile. Great video.
  • 1 0
 best thing i've seen since Fabio's thing!
  • 1 0
 It's not a secret if you tell us where it is.
  • 1 0
 Well that just made my day!
  • 1 0
 ohh shit this was awesome!! great video!!
  • 2 0
 Brillant !

☆☆☆
  • 1 0
 He even crashes with style
  • 1 0
 That made me smile...a lot!
  • 1 0
 Semenuk Can eat moms waffles After this
  • 1 1
 Wonderful!!! I love it love ????
  • 1 0
 THIS! Bueno!
  • 1 0
 Good stuff!
  • 1 0
 Damn.....
  • 1 0
 La Frite!
  • 1 0
 Sweet vid!
  • 1 1
 Thought Gravity was 1.7 N/kg on the Moon ?!
  • 1 0
 Brilliant!
  • 1 0
 that's not real.
  • 7 0
 My first clue was when he's riding on the moon. Everyone knows the moon isn't real.
  • 1 0
 Simply great!
  • 1 0
 Animal chin vibes

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