The following year saw Martin take his career to the next level as he made his international breakthrough with top positions in slopestyle contests around Europe, among them the Vienna Air King and Nissan Qashqai in Munich. His performance during the Anti Days of Thunder 2008 made him a cover star of German Mountainbike Rider Magazine.
Mastering tricks like double tail whips, 360-whips and truck drivers are all part of Martin’s slopestyle repertoire, which has made him an international icon and earned him the respect of fellow riders across the globe.
The talent from Sweden also racked up five podium positions including a third place at the most prestigious competition of them all – the Crankworx in Whistler. Söderström has clearly shown that he is among the world’s best MTB dirt riders. With no less than nine wins in 2009, Martin also won the Big in Bavaria contest and made it a double in 2010 taking the title once more.