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Starting February 13th, the mountain bike off-season becomes a thing of the past. Twenty freeride athletes will come to Leogang, Austria for White Style, the first FMB World Tour event in 2015. If that was not exciting enough, the 2013 White Style winner Pavel "Cherry bomb" Alekhin will return to the snow after a long injury break. His impressive combos and fearless riding is certain to 'WOW' everyone! For the first time, also spectators can prove their riding skills during the Big (Shr)ED – Fat Bike Battle.

 

 

Winter is finally playing ball and the decent snowfall in Leogang over the last few weeks means that course builder Markus Hampl and his crew have plenty of the white stuff to build the huge snow jumps. Over 100 tons of snow is used to create the White Style course. The goal? To give the athletes enough airtime to throw down their most impressive tricks. Anyone joining the contest at Leogang's Schanteilift is guaranteed a wicked time!

Many well-known athletes are wasting no time in starting their season. The Russian ripper, Pavel Alekhin is fit again and eager to get back into contest mode. Pavel won the 2013 edition and nailed a huge backflip double tail whip on the final super kicker. Another big time trickster, Szymon Godziek from Poland, who stunned the world with his tsunami backflip last year will also attend White Style and is keen to take his first ever win at this contest.

This is the rider line up for White Style 2015:

Eric Walenta AUT

Diego Caverzasi ITA

Jakub Vencl CZE

Torquato Testa ITA

Mehdi Gani FRA

Loek Quaedflieg NED

Simon Pages FRA

Adrian Tell NOR

Franck Paulin FRA

Szymon Godziek POL

Simon Kirchmann GER

Pavel Alekhin Vishnevij RUS

Lukas Knopf GER

Alex Alanko SWE

Max Mey GER

Elof Lindh SWE

Nico Scholze GER

Daryl Brown UK

Patrick Schweika GER

Matt Jones UK

The action begins on Friday at 4:30pm with qualifications. The ten best riders will battle in the finals later that day at 8:30pm. The athletes will have two runs to show off their best tricks – the higher score from the two will count.