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The eighth 26TRIX edition ended with an English-Canadian podium: the current FMB World Tour leader Sam Pilgrim from the UK, landed on the top of the podium.With his nearly perfect run he left the Canadian Brett Rheeder as well as fellow Brit and friend Sam Reynolds behind in second and third place. Szymon Godziek claimed the GoProBest Trick with a squeaky clean cashroll.

This year, the riders were not only challenged by the 26TRIX course, but also the weather made it very exciting for all participants as well as the organizers. On Friday, the pre-qualification took place under pretty good conditions, but then strong winds kept the riders off the dirt. Although the sun was out, it was too windy on the massive Bikepark Leogang course in the afternoon and therefore too risky to run the planned qualification. The decision was made to postpone the qualification until Saturday morning. And it looked good in the morning: the sun was out and the wind had calmed down so the riders pulled out their best qualification runs. Unfortunately, the unpredictable weather in the heart of the Alps once again stopped the wheels from rolling: strong and persistent rain in the afternoon prevented the finalsfrom going ahead as planned. For safety reasons, organizers and FMB World Tour officials were forced to cancel the final runs which made the results of the qualification runs count as the official and ultimate results.

The 26TRIX judging panel, amongst others, included top FMBA judges Paul Rak and Tibor Simai: these were the guys the riders had to impress! Fully aware of the mixed weather conditions, the 30 finalists threw down their biggest tricks during their qualification runs and put on a great show: Sam 'tooth-gap' Pilgrim, probably the mostwell-known English rider, found the winning trick combination and made it stick. His winning run started with a huge superman backflip, followed by a 360 table and a flip no hander. After the third jump he did a 270 spin on the hip and finished with a tailwhip on the second hip followed by a backflip and a huge flip tuck no hander. Good amplitude, trick diversity and technicality as well as a smooth ride all contributed to his win and the top reward of 8,000 Euro in prize money.

Winner of Red Bull Berg Line, Brett Rheeder from Canada, finished just 3 points behind Pilgrim. Rheeder's run consisted of a frontflip, a tailwhip, a backflip-barspin, then a 270 on the hip, an opposite 270, tailwhip of the step down and a flipwhip to finish.The second Sam, with the last name Reynolds, could shake hands with his buddy Pilgrim from the podium. He earned his third place with a backflip superman, no foot can nothing, a flip tuck no hand, and tailwhip, a 360 and finally a massive backflip no hander. Just shy of a few points, ThomasGenon (BEL) and Martin Soderstrom (SWE) followed the podium trio also with clean and various tricks. Szymon Godziek's spectacular cashroll won him the GoPro Best Trick and an extra bonus of 1,000 Euro.

Despite the cancelled final, the spectators could enjoy a high-class mountain bike event. Sometimes a bit more pressure can also lead to peak performances...

Here are the final results of the 26TRIX 2013:


 

NAME


BIB


NAT


AGE


TEAM


SCORE

1. Pilgrim, Sam


4


GBR


23


NS BIKES


88.00

2. Rheeder, Brett


3


CAN


20


TREK


85.00

3. Reynolds, Sam


6


GBR


22


POLYGON


84.00

4. Genon, Thomas


1


BEL


19


CANYON


83.33

5. Söderström, Martin


2


SWE


23


SPECIALIZED


82.00

6. Godziek, Szymon


14


POL


21


DARTMOOR


80.33

7. Granieri, Yannick


7


FRA


26


POLYGON


78.33

8. Henke, Peter


20


GER


20


SCOTT


76.33

9. Leitner, Patrick


21


AUT


25


NS BIKES


70.00

10. Vencl, Jakub


12


CZE


23


ROSE


69.00

11. Barett-Hay, Brayden


38


CAN


21


-


68.33

12. Messere, Anthony


5


CAN


17


MORPHEUS


68.00

13. Reboul, Louis


63


FRA


19


SCOTT


67.00

14. Thelander, Anton


18


SWE


19


CANYON


66.33

15. Alekhin, Pavel


19


RUS


23


MERIDA


65.67

16. Jones, Matt


35


GBR


19


SARACEN BIKES


64.33

17. Bizet, Antoine


8


FRA


20


KONA


64.00

18. Zejda, Tomas


15


CZE


22


DARTMOOR


62.67

19. Chubey, Mitch


13


CAN


24


MORPHEUS


62.00

20. Sjöholm, Linus


10


SWE


22


YT INDUSTRIES


59.67

21. Gustavsson, Teo


64


SWE


19


BULLS


55.00

22. Brown, Daryl


31


GBR


22


IDENTITI BIKES


53.67

23. Kovac, Teodor


22


CZE


18


SPECIALIZED


53.33

24. Baghe, Romain


56


FRA


20


SANTA CRUZ


53.00

25. Genovese, Paul


17


CAN


19


SPECIALIZED


52.67

26. Hofstädter, Simon


60


AUT


21


-


39.33

27. Haberl, Enzo


57


AUT


18


ONOOKA


22.33

28. Storch, Carson


30


USA


20


DIAMONDBACK


17.33

29. Berrecloth, Darren


11


CAN


31


SPECIALIZED


13.00














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