White Style - FMB World Tour Season-kick-off Event

Jan 28, 2013 at 9:45
by Bikepark Leogang  

This epic Silver level event is the first opportunity for the public to see the world’s best slopestylers’ newest tricks, even before the season begins. For the athletes it is an early chance to start racking up points for the FMB World Tour overall ranking. Another great addition to the rider line-up is the British Downhill rider Brendan Fairclough, this also raises the exciting question if Downhill skills can be transferred on to Slopestyle courses.

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The FMB World Tour 2013 season was all set to kick off at the Australian Xup Freeride Festival, but unfortunately the finals were canceled due to bad weather conditions – therefore, the debut-event moves to Leogang for the White Style contest. The Silver event status is not least justified by the exquisite rider line-up, featuring scene-stars like Martin Soderstrom, Sam Reynolds, Sam Pilgrim, Thomas Genon or the British Downhill-pro Brendan Fairclough. The 21 riders from 11 nations are highly motivated to show off their winter developments. Which is why White Style, this year in its seventh edition, has always given us a glance into what we can expect to see in the upcoming season and a reliable indicator for the ongoing progression of slopestyle mountain biking itself. The massive White Style course made from snow is sure to produce nothing else than state of the art mountain biking!

A special highlight for all contest visitors will be the Red Bull signing session at the riders lounge, on Friday, February 1st from 7:30pm. None other than current FMB World Tour vice-champion Martin Soderstrom, Red Bull Joyride winner Thomas Genon and the Go Big or Go Home champion from 2011, Szymon Godziek will take their time to thank their fans for their support. Mountain Bike fans shouldn’t lose out on this unique chance to get familiar with their flying heroes and take home an autograph or a friendly photo!

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The late confirmation of Downhill Junior World Champion 2006, Brendan Fairclough will give the contest an interesting flavor. We saw the 24-year old “Brendog”, who originates from Downhill mountain biking last year at the Red Bull Rampage. It seems like he takes a liking to non-Downhill-related contests. Considering his Downhill-background, Brendan Fairclough might be a remarkable unknown in the clash for the White Style title.

The confusion about Antoine Bizet’s participation – after he was admitted to hospital due to a severe bike crash last week – was settled by Antoine himself, when the Frenchman confirmed his participation to the event hosts a few days ago. So, this is how the final rider line-up looks:

Niki Leitner AUT
Patrick Leitner AUT
Thomas Genon BEL
Matt MacDuff CAN
Tomas Zejda CZE
Antoine Bizet FRA
Leo Delfour-Barsacq FRA
Mehdi Gani FRA
Louis Reboul FRA
Brendan Fairclough GBR
Grant Fielder GBR
Sam Pilgrim GBR
Sam Reynolds GBR
Peter Henke GER
Adrian Tell NOR
Szymon Godziek POL
Pavel Alekhin Vishneviy RUS
Teo Gustavson SWE
Linus Sjöholm SWE
Martin Söderström SWE
Anton Thelander SWE

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Anyone who loves a good bike show should definitely attend White Style at Leogang’s Schanteilift on Friday, February 1st. Awesome action and huge airtime guaranteed!

Check out the White Style 2013 teaser clip:

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  • + 38
 YEEEEE macduff represting canada! I dont know if the foot braking will work though becuase the snow in his tires will make it slippery for his foot so we might finnialy see macduff with brakes
  • + 5
 yeee matt reppin Canada whooop
  • + 5
 That dude has been doin work! From the Joyride resi, to all his push ups. Matthew Macdeezzy is a threat to win!
  • + 5
 No Semenuk?
  • - 1
 yeah where is he
  • + 2
 I don't see an american riders, maybe they're enjoying their off season, or are still training/dont want to fly to this event
  • + 2
 Dang canada is beast!
  • + 1
 yes, yes it is.

cloudspitzfaden and torker4leahy ^^^ he never does it, maybe he doesn't have snow tires.
  • + 5
 I thought it'd be pretty easy to get tires if you're Semenuk haha
  • + 1
 Or maybe American riders don't want to travel just for a single comp
  • + 1
 No Lacondeguy either. But it's probably pretty difficult to pull him out of the beautiful weather in Spain to come to a snow-packed event.
  • + 1
 Macduff representing North America as a whole, cant wait to see what happens
  • + 1
 As I know, Lacondeguy won't compete the FMB tour and try to get the overall title, he only chooses the course that he is interested at.
  • + 12
 Can't wait to see what kind of beastly stylish Fairclough tries to throw on the snow!!
  • + 12
 Macduff let's get it kid!
  • + 11
 Brendog is competing!!
  • + 5
 This is gonna be awesome, cant wait to see leo delfour-barsacq, the kid has huuge potential. And fairclough will shred no matter what Big Grin
  • + 4
 Go Pavel Alhekin!!
  • + 2
 Steps carved into the jumps for lip maintenance or like photographers .... ??
  • + 2
 Really wishing Sam Reynolds a good start to this season after his back injury last year
  • + 3
 Goo team Sweden!
  • + 3
 Live streamed ?
  • + 1
 probably not Frown
  • + 2
 this will be epicly amazing....that is all
  • + 3
 Söderström FTW!
  • + 1
 So any news on if we'll get this live streamed?
  • + 1
 Adrian Tell can do cash Rolls, so excited about that !
  • + 1
 can he? woah
  • + 1
 Cam Cole was the 06 junior world champ not fairclough
  • + 1
 How's brendog guna do??
  • + 1
 Looks hella fun

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