It is less than four weeks to go until the European kiteboarding elite will gather at the beautiful beach of St. Gilles Croix de Vie to crown the European champions in freestyle and tour champions in course racing. From October 26th to November 01st, more than 30.000 spectators are expected to come to the small village at the Atlantic coast for holidays - the perfect environment to choose the winners!
73 Riders pre-registered for KTE France
The pre-registration for the KTE France ended yesterday and 73 riders from 14 countries already signed up for the final tour stop. Until now, 35 riders will compete in the men freestyle division, 15 in women freestyle, 24 in course racing men and 7 in the women's course racing fleet with more to come registering at the event site. Most of the top-riders on the tour have guaranteed their participation including local French rider Seb Garat, German freestyle leader Mario Rodwald, the fastest European Julien Kerneur from France as well as Asia Litwin (freestyle women) and Katja Roose, quickest European woman.
Event infos KTE France online
All infos around the Kitesurf Tour Europe in St. Gilles Croix de Vie from October 26th to November 01st can be found here. It includes general information about the beautiful village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie, the kitesurf spot as well as wind and weather conditions. Moreover, you can get rich insights of how to travel to the event and where to stay best. Finally, a preliminary schedule presents the most important side events and competition timetable - interesting both for competitors and spectators.
Countdown to KTE France on Facebook
In order to present the KTE riders in more detail, we are currently running the "Countdown to KTE France" on our KTE Facebook site. We already presented UK top-rider Ned Taylor, German young-gun Florian Gruber as well as Italian Erik Volpe, Norwegian Yannecke Stav and Portuguese freestyle champion Paulino Pereira. This week, we got an interview with UK rider Luke Whiteside, who admires Liverpool football player Steven Gerrard, would like to share a room with Audrina Patridge during the Kitesurf Tour Europe and would change life with Richard Branson to fly around the world...
So, stay tuned on the KTE riders with more to come in the following days and weeks!