The next FMB World Tour season is almost under way and the riders are starting their final preparations before the first competition of 2014 begins. In saying that the athlete’s have already competed for their first title of the season: The FMB World Tour People’s Choice Award – Athlete of the Year 2013.
The online competition was fierce with votes coming in from all over the world for different riders. Athletes like the incumbent FMB World Tour Champion Sam Pilgrim as well as Martin Soderstrom, Brett Rheeder, Cam Zink and Thomas Genon were clear favorites. However, it was the top Polish rider, Szymon Godziek who triumphed. His fans and followers pushed hard and supported his nomination for the title. Then, 48 hours before the end of the voting he took over the lead and won the award!
We quickly got hold of Szymon to see how he felt about winning the first ever FMB World Tour People’s Choice Award:
“With so many great athletes on the list, I wasn’t expecting to win this award but I want to thank everyone who voted for me! Winning Athlete of the Year 2013 has made all my progress and new tricks which I landed pay off. I’m looking forward to competing in 2014 and achieving even better results! Thank you for the support.“
Everyone who voted automatically entered a raffle to win some great prizes. The winners of the FMB World Tour People’s Choice Award raffle will be contacted this week and announced daily on the FMB World Tour Facebook page! So stay tuned!
On behalf of all the athletes, a massive thank you to everyone who voted! Make sure you keep track of the upcoming season and take notes on who YOU think should be the next FMB World Tour Athlete of the Year!