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Rondina, Collaud, Jensen and Roose win first leg of the European Tour

Podersdorf saw a great kickoff event of the European Kite Tour, with a full single elimination and plenty of races. Alberto Rondina (ITA, Cabrinha) and Celine Collaud (SUI, JN) in the freestyle fleet and Bjorn Rune Jensen (DEN, Cabrinha) and Katja Roose (NED, Airush) were on top of the rankings in the end.

44 Rider from 14 nations performed a great show in front of incredible 40.000 vistors. The event started with Freestyle single elimination followd by 3 racings. Second, third and fourth day were utilized to complete a total of seven racings. This once more showed perfect synergies between spectacular freestyle action and tough kiteboarding in the olympic sailingstyle. /* */ Racing showed close group of top riders: Danish Bjoern Rune Jensen (42 years) with four won races of seven in total sailed dominates the fleet in front of Van der Vlugt (29) dutch speed record holder with over 47 knots speed and two won races. Dirk Hanel (35, Germany) finished third with one won race.

Italian top rider Alberto Rodina (21) stopped Austrian local Michael Schitzhofer (24) in a spectacular Freestyle final. German champion 2009 Mario Rodwald (19) bet Austrian Stefan Spiessberger (21).

Also the best overall performing rider in freestyle and racing got honored: Local sponsor Dotz donated a kit of tuning rims with 1.500€ value. Xx (zz) from xx in zz was the lucky one.

 “It was a great decision to attract the Kitesurf Tour Europe with her season opening to Lake Neusiedel – the visitors got amazed about the spectacular kiteboading action show by motivated riders and we highly appreciated the professional race management of the entire crew. I see long term perspective for the Kitesurf Tour Europe and we`re already planning 2011” Gerhad Polak of DMG Austria on behalf of the local organization.

The next leg of the Kitesurf Tour Europe will be at pentecost weekend in Nordweijk wich is a popular beach between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. World top Freestyler Youri Zoon already has inscripted and the Nordweijk family around Ruben Lenten and the title sponsor Protest Boardwear will be there to celebrate top level kiteboarding and beach parties.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Denis Taradin  Russia      male Maxime Nocher  France      male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female Elena Kalinina  Russia     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Mani Browning  United-States  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave / Strapless

             

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski

 

Racing Snowboard

 

Long Distance Ski

             

Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia