The FMB World Tour have just announced that the first slopestyle event ever held at the X Games will be a Diamond stop on the FMB World Tour when the world's best freeriders come to Munich.
Martin Söderström will, of course, be taking part and is stoked at the news: “I would say that everything suggests this is going to be the craziest slopestyle contest in the history of mountain biking. First of all, the Diamond status, so riders will be riding hard to score big points for the World Tour. Secondly, all the athletes are super-excited to show our sport in the best possible way and to prove that mountain bike is in X Games to stay!"
This is a great step for slopestyle and a great thing for X Games Munich as this announcement means that X Games Munich will not only be the first Diamond Stop on the FMB World Tour but will also be the only Diamond Stop held in Europe.
The FMBA’s Vice President Tarek Rasouli had these words: “The fact that Mountain Bike Slopestyle is part of the X Games Munich is a real milestone for the freeride mountain bike scene. It’s exactly what lots of athletes and fans have dreamed of. Moreover, the fact that X Games will host a Diamond event of FMB World Tour 2013 in Munich is absolutely fantastic. For both sides it’s exciting that this event is part of the tour. Both platforms can only enhance each other. The FMBA is very much looking forward to the only European Diamond event in 2013.”
The event will join Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler and Red Bull Rampage as one of the toughest and most competitive top-scoring events on the tour.