First event of Burton AM Tour is over
Last Saturday almost 70 riders responded the call of the Burton AM Tour and united in the Snow Dome Bispingen in order to kick off the new season of the series.
The dome welcomed participants from eight different countries willing to match each other and to show off their pimped tricks in front of the judges and the paparazzi. Again this yearʼs park with an awesome set-up was shaped into perfection by the so-called ingenious2, Hannes and Stefan. To get to the point conditions were just insane and contributed to the riding level of the participants.
After a highly competitive qualification it became obvious that the finals of the boys categories would be fought out among the Dutch and the English riders. Mr. Rock nʼ Roll of the Junior Boys category became Jamie Nicholls from Great Britain whose „play list“ contained one chart toper after an other: Noseslide 270 off on the straight rail, Backside 180, Cab 720 and Boardslide on the curved Rail. With this symphony he received the highest scores from the stoked judges and won the category and the overall ranking. In the younger category, the Youth Boys, Gino Rupp, last and this yearʼs winner in Bispingen, approved his qualification performance in the finals.
With her first appearance on the AM Tour stage in the category of Junior Girls, Rachida Aoulad-El-Haj-Amar presented an incredible show in the finals with a Frontside Boardslide, Noseslide and a Frontside 180 with what she bore the palm. In the younger category, the Youth Girls, an other English youngblood named Katie Ormerod called the judges attention the most and achieved the first place.
The first event of the Tour is over, winners are chosen and riding levels are set. Reaching the top is hard.
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