Second round for the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Podersdorf…
Depression area “Thunderstorm” began the day with dark clouds and windless mourning. Most of the guys weren’t still awake at the 7h30 riders meeting, but after a big breakfast of Chupa Chups Lolllipops, windy conditions and physical power came back again.
We went on with the single elimination. After several exciting and close finishes in the general heats, we got a special semi final in men. Two popular riders from Austria were fighting against each other - Michael Schitzhofer and Stefan Spiessberger! The two friends provided amazing jumps with an austrian flair. But finally, there was only one final place to snatch.
In the men’s final, we saw Michael Schitzhofer competing against the german rider Mario Rodwald from north of Germany. After broken ribs in winter, Mario spent a lot of time in the gym and just started to ride a couple of weeks ago.
It was a breathtaking challenge on the water, but better style, a better completion and better landings achieved Mario the first place in the single elimination.
The women final were challenged by the austrian girl Barbara Stechauner from Vienna and Michalina Laskowska from Poland.
Good quality and a far-ranging variety made Michalina for the winner. Congratulations. We are looking forward to sample the double elimination!
The racers got a quiet morning. They checked out the event area, were relaxing in the Club House or made an amazing joyride with the cars of the MINI family.
After a stress-free morning, we started with race number 3. Nice conditions and sunny moments accompanied us. This race proved to be quite exciting in its moments. The races that followed were also defined by close finishes and constantly changing placements. Aside from windless aspects of difficulty, the competitors excelled in the moments that required it the most.
Christine Bönninger from Germany rode consistently throughout the day and finished on the second women place after the italian star Alice Brunacci. On place third is Nuria Goma (ESP).
Columbian rider, Riccardo Leccese reached the finish line before the french
hope Julien Kerneur (2nd) and Björn Rune Jensen (3rd) from Denmark.
The well-designed course allowed a richness of movement throughout each race, while changing wind brought about interesting challenges and new characteristics for every rider.
The second day is over. Now, we’ll finish the day with nice parties and live concerts: „Die Vamummtn“, „Ohrbooten“, „Itchy Poopskid“ and many more! Let’s rock Podersdorf!
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