Not only did this year's event cheat the ominous threat of bad weather, it also served up some of the best riding on one of the nicest courses that we've seen to date.
With Sam Pilgrim taking an early lead in his first run after throwing down a backflip off the step-down, many thought he'd sealed the victory before he'd really begun. Canada's Brett Rheeder however, had other ideas, going huge on his final run to nail a 94.67 and secure the top spot in his first ever Gold FMB World Tour event. Rheeder is definitely one to watch.
The field finished as follows:
1. Brett Rheeder - TREK – CAN 94.67
2. Sam Pilgrim - NS BIKES – GBR 93.67
3. Anton Thelander - CANYON – SWE 88.33
4. Thomas Genon - CANYON – BEL 75.67
5. Szymon Godziek - DARTMOOR – POL 73.33
6. Peter Henke - SCOTT – GER 72.00
7. Darren Berrecloth - SPECIALIZED – CAN 68,33
8. Jakub Vencl - ROSE – CZE 59,67
9. Martin Söderström - SPECIALIZED – SWE 53,67
10. Anthony Messere – MORPHEUS – CAN 43,00
11. Tomas Zejda - DARTMOOR – CZE 21,00
12. Cameron Zink - HYPER – US 17,33
Check back on Tuesday for the premiere of our short feature film Born and Raised