COURSE RACING RESULTS
1 Jesse Richman (US) - Cabrinha
2 Abel Lago (SPA) - RRD
3 Olivier Dansin (FRA) ? North kiteboarding
1 Kristin Boese (GER) ? Best Kiteboarding
2 Ania Grzelinska (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
3 Kari Schibevaag (NOR) - Ozone
1 Leander Vyvey (BEL) ? JN-kites
2 Thomas Paris (FRA) ? North Kiteboarding
3 Victor Borsuk (POL) - Naish
1 Ania Grzelinska (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
2 Alice Brunacci (ITA) ? North Kiteboarding
3 Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) - Airush
The public from Colico will remember the Fiat Freestyle Kiteboard World Cup 2008 for a long time! The weekend started quiet and smooth. We pick up the story on the last two days when the sun and light wind rose every hour and from noon onwards a great show began on the water.
The freestyle competition launched straight away with heat 14 of the women's bracket with the Italian Alice Brunacci versus the Spanish Ainhoa Garcia. Surprisingly Alice found her way through in front of Ainhoa, the 2007 KPWT Wave World Champion and reached the winner's final. The final against Ania Grzelinska from Poland was a different story. The two riders performed amazing tricks and jumps but despite Alice''s efforts, talent and power (S -bend, back loop, kite loop, krypt) the experience, the variety of her moves and the style of Ania made the difference (railey-to-blind, surface handle-pass, tiger loop, back roll-to-wrapped with surface handle-pass).
Back to the men! The results of this competition proved that there are new kids on the tour ready to fight for the highest step of the podium and able to win the World Champion title. What a cosmopolitan podium: Belgium, France, Poland. In third place, Victor Borsuk who just recovered from his injury did a real good job! Thomas Paris in second, surprised everybody on the water with front mobes, KGBs and 313s. Unfortunately his landings were not as clean as Leander Vyvey who just flew on the water. Leander offered a real 'firework-like display' of tricks: slim chance, slim chance switch, double S-bend 180, KGB, back Mobe 7. His variety and power brought him to the highest step of the podium!
After having completed the freestyle single elimination, the course racing continued with all riders happy to have more chances to improve their results and they really gave their best. The Hawaiian Jesse Richman was definitely the King of the Course Racing on this Fiat Freestyle Kiteboard World Cup 2008. He won two of them and finished second on the first one. Abel Lago managed to keep a place on the podium (2nd) and Olivier Dansin from France proved by winning the third place that he really has the right profile for this discipline.
In the women''s, no surprise. The top three already performed in the former events. Kristin Boese is really the Queen of this discipline followed closely by Ania Grzelinska and Kari Schibevaag. This was the last day of the Fiat Freestyle Kiteboard World Cup 2008! After the podium everybody packed their equipment and got ready to leave for the next step of the KPWT in Turkey next week!
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