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Szymon Godziek Wins White Style 2015

Saalfelden Leogang kicks off the 2015 season

Saalfelden Leogang, February 13th 2015 – Szymon Godziek rules victorious

at the 9th edition of White Style. Swiftly followed by two Brits, Matt Jones in

second and Daryl Brown in third. Next to the massive slopestyle course built

from snow, spectators let it rip on the ski slope during The Big (Shr)ED – Fat

Bike Battle. An amazing firework show rounded off the winter’s evening in

Leogang with a bang!

Still in his prime, the Polish athlete Szymon Godziek takes the first podium of the

2015 season in Leogang. His winning run was full of variety, technical tricks and big

bangers. Highlights included a smooth tailwhip, backflip barspin, frontflip, a sweet

truckdriver off the boner log and big backflip tailwhip to finish. “I am so happy! I

have been skiing so much recently I haven’t had the time to practice a lot but the

course was great and I felt good. This is the best start to 2015 FMB season for me.”

Always on the run – Szymon is now quickly heading back to Poland to celebrate his

win (and valentines day) with his fiancé.

Right on Szymon’s heals was freshly anointed Red Bull athlete, Matt Jones from

Great Britain. Matt dominated training and qualified first before the finals but just

couldn’t quite bring it home in the finals. His run featured a slick 360 and technical

360 tailwhip, backflip tailwhip, truckdriver off the boner log and a huge backflip

superman. If White Style is a sign of what’s to come – then Matt Jones should have

an exciting season ahead of him. Staying positive, Matt is happy with his second

place result: “I am smelling of champagne, so life is not bad!”

Finishing his last season with a win at FISE China, Daryl Brown starts his 2015

season with a third place at White Style. Maybe this is the start of something

prosperous for the British rider. Sadly, he did not show off his signature one-hand

superman seatgrab, but he did give the crowd an opposite truckdriver and huge

backflip tuck no-hand to cheer for.

Here is the top ten ranking of White Style 2015:


1. Godziek, Szymon POL 23 Dartmoor 93.66

2. Jones, Matt GBR 20 Saracen 92.33

3. Brown, Daryl GBR 24 - 81.33

4. Knopf, Lukas GER 18 ROSE Bikes 79.66

5. Scholze, Nico GER 20 - 77.00

6. Vencl, Jakub CZE 25 ROSE Bikes 64.66

7. Testa, Torquato ITA 21 Beddo Bikes 46.66

8. Gani, Mehdi FRA 26 Hope 40.33

9. Walenta, Eric AUT 21 - 35.00

10. Tell, Adrian SWE 25 Merida Velo 15.00

Between the White Style qualifying and finals, spectators could take part in a fun fat

bike dual slalom race. The Big (Shr)ED – Fat Bike Battle was a huge success and

really engaged with the fans – keeping them warm and energized while the athletes

prepared for the big finale just next door. One White Style rider in particular may not

have been on the podium but certainly has a reason to celebrate. French rider Mehdi

Gani celebrated his 26th birthday today in Leogang. After qualifying, everyone

gathered to wish him a happy birthday and a great 2015 season.

Perfect! That’s how event host Kornel Grundner from Bikepark Leogang summed up

this year’s White Style. “Two thousand people came out to brave the winter and

watch 20 riders from 11 nations perform spectacular tricks in Leogang. Perfect tricks,

perfect course, great fans and spectacular riding made for an electric atmosphere

and the perfect event. White Style was simply perfect!”

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