Over 50 riders from 14 countries celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Vienna Air King. This year’s edition was the kick off event for the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour. Sam Pilgrim (GBR/1st place) had a strong battle with last year’s winner Martin Soderstrom who finished in second place. The youngster John Alm Hogman came in third place, Jamie Goldman got fourth, and the Austrian local Andi Brewi fifth. The masses of spectators cheered for the riders in front of the historic city hall and got a whole bunch of sick tricks like 360 double whips, flip combos at the step down, flairs, super flips, or flipwhips in return. But the sickest trick was the cork 720 from Andi Wittmann (GER) in the separate Panasonic-Best-Trick-Competition on Sunday. Overall 10,000 Euros prize money and a hard rocking afterparty made the Vienna Air King a perfect start into the contest season for riders and fans.rt into the contest season for riders and fans.
Results TOP15: Sam Pilgrim (GBR/DiamondBack) Martin Söderström (SWE/NS Bikes) John Alm Högman (SWE/Scott) Jamie Goldman (USA/Santa Cruz) Andi Brewi (AUT/KTM) Blake Samson (GBR/Diamond Back) Thomas Zejda (CZE/Dartmoor) Andi Wittman (GER/Giant) Symon Godziek (POL/Dartmoor) Marek Maro (CZE/Dartmoor) Benny Korthaus (GER/Red Bull) Bartek Obukovicz (POL/NS Bikes) Amir Kabbani (GER/Mongoose) Darren Berrecloth (CAN/Specialized) Jakub Vencl (CZE/Author)