Saalfelden Leogang, Austria, January 14th 2016 – The event hosts in Saalfelden, Leogang are rolling out the red carpet this winter for the 10th anniversary of White Style held on January 29th 2016! This unique mountain bike event attracts the world’s best athletes to ride a slopestyle course made from snow. A brand new obstacle, designed by a fan and selected by renowned judges, will be integrated into the course. Spectators can also take part in the exciting Scott Snow Downhill Dual Race alongside their heroes. Winners will take some of Scott’s top of the range products including ski goggles, a back protector and ski poles.
In just over two weeks, on January 29th 2016, twenty of the best FMB World Tour athletes will send their biggest tricks down the huge slopestyle course in Saalfelden, Leogang for this official Silver level event. With jumps reaching over ten meters (+35ft), you really need to be there to believe it! To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the event hosts invited fans to submit their ideas for a new and exciting course feature. Selected by head course designer Markus Hampl, pro rider Szymon Godziek, sports director Tarek Rasouli and event director Kornel Grundner – Loris Tupin has won the Design your Obstacle Contest. The chosen design will be built as a part of the course. Furthermore, the winner gets a VIP-Package including a stay in a 4-Star-Hotel with entrance to the event, as well as prizes from GoPro, Evoc, Glorify, Maxxis, Scott, iXS, Muc Off and Volvo. Have a look at the winning design here: bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2016/white-style-2016/design-your-obstacle-2016/
The rider line up does not disappoint: Szymon Godziek (POL) will return to defend his 2015 title. Flying in from across the pond will be Carson Storch (USA), one of the upcoming stars of the sport. The Italian Stalion, Torquato Testa made heads turn last season and this will be his first opportunity in 2016 to impress, so expect big things from him on January 29th! Local hero Eric Walenta and Wildcard-Winner Bernd Winkler will represent Austria. Winkler is the 2015 FMB AM Cup winner and will now test his tricks against the Pros in Saalfelden Leogang. The German riders crossing the boarder for White Style include Lukas Knopf, Max Mey and Michael Riekeberg.
The rider line up for White Style 2016:
After the training day on Thursday 28th, qualifications will start on Friday 29th January at 4:00pm. The White Style finals including the Best Trick Contest will start at 7:00pm. The Scott Snow Downhill Dual Slalom is open to everyone and participants are invited to register for the race from 4:30 pm on site. The downhill race is a new addition to the event and is part of the LINES schneefräsn Cup. Racers can collect valuable points for the overall ranking and win great prizes. More information about the Scott Snow Downhill Dual Slalom Race can be found here: bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2016/white-style-2016/sideevents/
After a day on the slopes, the contest after party is guaranteed to warm everyone up! The party is held on Friday 29th January and starts at 10:00pm at the KrallerAlm. Come have a drink with the riders and friends!
Follow White Style 2016 on the official Facebook Fanpage: facebook.com/White.Style.Leogang