The previous night’s festivities may have had an impact on the performance of many today as one of the biggest parties in Southern Italy was held at Hang Loose beach with over 2000 people present.
With the wind blowing hard there was no time to waste and the Freestyle competition quickly got underway. The double elimination round would give the riders a second chance to claim the European title and with today’s gusty weather it wasn’t an easy task. Crashes and tight battles were on the menu today. In the women’s race it was once again a final between Czech Republic’s Novotna and local rider Bagnoli. Novotna proved her superiority and defended her European title, easily winning today’s heat.
In the men’s race things were not so easy for Italian Coccoluto, as defending European Champion Rodwald from Germany came back hard today won the second elimination round giving him a second shot at the title in a super final that followed. As predicted in the women’s final Mario Rodwald was crowned European Champion for another year.
Races continued for twin tip and Course racing divisions right after the freestyle finals concluding a full days racing here in Gizzeria at Hang Loose Beach. The Finals for these two divisions will take place tomorrow so stay tuned to find out the winners!
Source : KTE Website Event News
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