Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Andreu takes the win!!!!!
The Monster Energy Slopestyle @ Kokanee Crankworx dominated the Boneyard Slopestyle course in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today. Every year this event draws the biggest crowd of the festival, watching the best athletes in the world of mountain biking compete for $30,000 in prize money.
With the live webcast on Crankworx.com keeping those watching at home glued to their screens, as well as the massive crowd seeing the action first-hand, this year's Monster Energy Slopestyle was witnessed by tens of thousands worldwide.
KONA team rider Andreu Lacondeguy of Spain took top spot and $15,000 in the finals with a score of 94.3; second place and $8,000 went to Lance Mcdermott of the UK with a score of 91.5; third place went to Whistler's own Brandon Semenuk, walking away with $4,500 and a score of 89.8. All the riders in the top eight took home cash for their amazing efforts today.
Lacondeguy's winning run consisted of a long list of impressive tricks. He started out with a double back flip off the first table, a trick that has never been seen before in competition. He followed that up with a foot plant off the Monster Snake, a back flip X-up, flat spin 360, topside nac-nac, can-can step-down, superman, and finished off with a back flip onto the final Kokanee feature and superman off into the village.
"I just kept trying the double back flip," says Lancondeguy. "It was that trick that did the job, it was gnarly you know."
Posted by Avious at 11:12 AM