Qashqai: Milan

Bron: North Shore Mountain Biking

Milan, Italy - April 26, 2008: Trond Hansen wins first stop of the 2008 Nissan Qashqai Challenge! Mischa Breitenstein, Sam Pilgrim, Kurt Sorge, Damjan Siriski, and Trond Hansen qualify for the Challenge events in Munich and London.

Trond Hansen front flipping his way to victory. Photo ~ Markus Greber

The crowd in Parco Sempione was treated to an amazing final under sunny skies in downtown Milan today. The qualifier was extremely tight, and many new faces were making their presence known. Young American Tyler McCaul put together impressive runs, but was just shy of making the cut into the finals. He will be one of the many riders making the trip down to the infamous Estadio Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain next week for another shot at qualifying for the final Nissan Qashqai Challenge Events.

Team's Mitch Chubey flip whipping. We're stoked that Mitch nailed down 11th place in such a competitive field. Photo ~ David Ulrich

The fifteen finalists ran in reverse order, ending with the top qualifier Martin Soederstrom from Sweden. In the finals the wind picked up and riders had to be strategic with their three runs, as their two best scores were combined. Some of the riders like Norway’s Trond Hansen and Switzerland’s Mischa Breitenstein played their cards well and earned their spots in the final challenge events.

Darren Pokoj with his version of a dumped three. Photo ~ Markus Greber

In the first round of the finals, Trond uncorked a clean front flip over the final jump for a good first round score. In his next round he earned the highest score of the day as the first rider to pull a clean 360 over the first jump, straight into a one-footed 360 invert, followed by a tire grab to set up for an opposite 360 over the last double. “The last two hours went just perfect, being qualified for the Nissan Qashqai Challenge competition feels just great!” beamed Trond after the award ceremony.

Congratulations to Trond Hansen, Mischa Breitenstein, Sam Pilgrim, Kurt Sorge, and Damjan Siriski for earning spots in the final Qashqai Challenge Events in Munich and London. Some of the other highlights of the day were Adam Hauck’s 720, Kurt Sorge’s superman to pendulum air, Alex Reveles’s Indian airs, Mitch Chubey's flipwhips and Tyler McCaul’s no footed can can x-ups.

The Podium. Left to right - Sam Pilgrim, Trond Hansen and Mischa Breitenstein. Photo ~ Chris Blecher

2 Mischa Breitenstein KONA EUROPE SUI
4 Darren Pokoj FELT AUS
7 Damjan Siriski AUTHOR CZE
9 Phil Sundbaum HARO, GRAVITY USA
10 Hoppensack ADIDAS GER
11 Mitchell Chubey NSMB.COM CAN
12 Alex Reveles ADIDAS USA
13 Linus Sjöholm SCOTT SWE
14 Martin Söderström COLORBIKES SWE
15 Andrew Taylor VERSUS CYCLES USA

General admission to all the Nissan Qashqai Challenge events is free. Please visit for all the latest news about the upcoming events. Media and press can register for the “Press Room” on for background information and high resolution pictures. For event accreditation, please contact .

Statement on new Nissan Challenge venue line-up:
“Nissan confirms that its Qashqai Challenge tour will now take place across four European capitals this year. Paris has not been included this time, but we hope to have it back in next year’s line-up. This development will not affect any of the competitors and the Nissan Qashqai Challenge remains Europe’s only urban freeride series with an overall tour prize fund of $250,000 US Dollars.”

Directly below you can check out Trond Hansen's best three runs.

SDG Dirt Comp Round 1: Results

Meer info en foto's later, maar voor nu:

1 - Jeremy Struik
2 - Roy Groenenwegen
3 - Dave v/d Hoeven

Ronde 2 zal plaatsvinden op de Hellentrails in Goirle op 18 mei aanstaande.

Pat haalde jammergenoeg de finale niet

Sea Otter: Dual Stunt Vids


Nissan Qashqai: Milan

Bron: Pinkbike

On Monday 500 m/3 of dirt have been delivered to the Parco Sempione in Milan for the first Nissan Qashqai Challenge event. Within two days the course designers have created a little moon landscape with huge dirt jumps, which are getting ready for the action. The park visitors are passing and wondering what will happen there, they might not know yet. But on April 25th and 26th Parco Sempione, right by the old soccer stadium, will be the place to be not only for the spectators, but also for the best and most ambitious riders for the first Nissan Qashqai Challenge Open 2008.
In total 40 riders from 13 countries - ranging from Puerto Rico to Slovenia - are about to give their best on a nice shaped dirt track. The construction is ongoing these days. Markus Hampl already built last year's Nissan Qashqai Challenge dirt course. But this time the jumps will be even bigger: An about six meters high roll in will secure the needed speed for the 100 meters long line consisting of four huge sized doubles. The first gap will provide the most airtime and the highest amplitude. Seven meters from the take off to the landing will give the attending progressive young riders the opportunity to show their hardest rocking tricks in front of numerous yelling spectators.

Following riders are up to get the challenge started:

Andi Brewi AUT
Niki Leitner AUT
Geoff Gullevich CAN
Kurtis Sorge CAN
Mitchell Chubey CAN
Damjan Siriski CZE
Robin Chauvin FRA
Cyril Cabiac FRA
Christopher Hatton FRA
Yannick Granieri FRA
Alexander Etzold GER
Amir Kabbani GER
Andi Wittmann GER
Benny Korthaus GER
Marius Hoppensack GER
Rob Jauch GER
Umberto Nattino ITA
Giacomo Bisi ITA
Nick Pescetto ITA
Mads Andre Haugen NOR
Trond Hansen NOR
Pedro Marrero Puerto Rico
Igor Putera SLO
Mischa Breitenstein CH
Pascal Breitenstein CH
Anton Gustavson SWE
John Alm Högmann SWE
Martin Söderström SWE
Linus Sjöholm SWE
Lance McDermott UK
Mike Smith UK
Ricky Crompton UK
Sam Pilgrim UK
Sam Reynolds UK
Adam Hauck USA
Alex Reveles USA
Andrew Taylor USA
Phil Sundbaum USA
Ryan Howard USA
Tyler McCaul USA
Brian Miller USA

You can get all the newest pictures, videos and results on Sunday visiting:

4X: Houffalize resultaten

Final Ranking - Men
Big Final
1. Joost WICHMAN (Nl) - Cannondale
2. Kamil TATARKOVIC (CZE) - Suzuki RB
3. Jurg MEIJER (Nl) - RSP
4. Lukas MECHURA (CZE) - Rock Machine Racing

9. Daniel PRIJKEL (Nl) - Kona
11. Michaël GARCIA (Nl) - Dirtypages Net
13. Joey VAN VEGHEL (Nl)
20. Mark Van LANKVELD (Nl)
22. Rick VAN GAALEN (Nl)
44. Kenny VAN GAALEN - (Nl)

Voor de complete lijst klik hier

Rechter muisknop en opslaan als voor de video van 8 minuten

Sea Otter: Kyle Strait wint eerste Dual Stunt

Bron: Pinkbike

After qualifying fastest yesterday for the brand new SRAM Dual Stunt event here at Sea Otter, Kyle Strait went on to dominate the event and take it all the way for the win.

The course featured various obstacles such as leg sapping stall walls, wall rides, boxes, steps and narrow north shore wooden ramps, and riders went head to head in a dual slalom format on a red then black course.
With racing starting at a round of 16, it meant riders had to recover from sprinting over the various obstacles like the 8 foot high stall walls, then backing it up to go at it again. Much like the speed trials seen at the TEVA Games in Vail, Colorado, it's all about being smooth and strong.

Kyle said: "Yesterday's qualifying was pretty tricky, it was so gusty and you had to make sure you didn't get blown off line, but today it was a lot more stable, so I just focused on remaining consistent. My mechanic Ryan had the bike fully dialed so there were no mechanical issues, and I just tried to keep something in reserve so I was strong for the finals. It means a lot to me to do well at Sea Otter, it's like a home event for me, and I've worked really hard on my strength over winter so it's paying off. I think the format's really cool and I hope they run it again next year".

Kyle is sponsored by Oakley, Specialized, Red Bull, Hayes, SUNringle, FUNN, Fox Shox, 661, Deity, e.thirteen, SDG, Crank Brothers, SRAM and Chris King.

For more info on Kyle:

Pat, Jelmer en SDG Crew op de A4

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greetz ilja

SDG dirt comp Ronde 1

Vorige week hebben we al gemeld wanneer en waar de SDG rondes gaan plaatsvinden. Hier de poster van de SDG site en het programma van de 1e ronde in Drachten:

Greetz Ilja

Wanneer: 26 April 2008
Waar: Sportpark "de Fennen", Noorderdwarsvaart 217

Op deze dag wordt het sportpark om getoverd tot een evenementen terein waarop talloze activiteiten zullen plaats vinden. Dit alles om de Stichting "KIKA" te steunen en voor de kids er een onvergetelijke dag van te maken, komen jullie ook?

Entree sportpark: € 2,- (voor deelnemers en bezoekers)
Inschrijving Dirt Comp: € 5,- (waarvan € 2,50 gedoneerd wordt aan KIKA!)

Dag indeling:
9:30 tot 11:00: Inschrijving (verplicht) + vrij rijden
11:00 tot 12:00 Amateur BMX
12:00 tot 13:00 Pro BMX
13:00 tot 14:00 Lunch + vrij rijden
14:00 tot 15:00 Amateur MTB
15:00 tot 16:00 Pro MTB
16:00 tot 16:30 Prijs uitreiking
16:30 tot einde vrij rijden + chillen

Wat er nog meer te doen is die dag?
check de site.
Dus komt allen en neem het gezin, vrienden en al je relaties mee! Allemaal voor KIKA!

Voor meer info en alle bedenkbare vragen mail naar

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Op veler verzoek een voorproefje van mijn nieuwe freeride bike. Ziet er wel een beetje gek uit me die schaduw erachter. Even klikken om 'm groter te maken

Greetz Ilja

SDG Dirt Comp 2008

Bron: SDG Forum

Jow het gaat weer gebeuren

We zijn nog wel de details aan het plannen, maar dit is even de groffe indeling:

26 April - Drachten, Sportcomplex "De Fennen" (KIKA fonds)
18 Mei - Hellentrails, Goirle
29 Juni - Heerenveen (vast)
20 Juli - A4 Trails, Rijswijk (Finale + Kona Demo)

De data en locaties kunnen nog gewijzigd worden, vandaar dat ik het even in de groep gooi.

Het plan is om een MTB & BMX comp te houden, wel gescheiden natuurlijk en als het regent kunnen we het een week verschuiven. Mocht het dan nog rot weer zijn dan annuleren we de sessie.

We moeten even kijken of de data niet in de weg zitten met andere evenementen, dus mocht je iets te binnen schieten, geef dit dan even aan.

Cheers Sjors (SDG)