The first leg of the European Championship in Kiteboarding is completed.
44 Rider from 14 nations performed a great show in front of incredible 40.000 visitors. The event started with Freestyle single elimination followed by 3 racings. Second, third and fourth day were utilized to execute eight racings. This once more showed perfect synergies between spectacular freestyle action and tough kitiboarding the Olympic sailing style.
Racing showed close group of top rider: Danish Bjoern Rune Jensen (42 years) with four won races of seven in total sailed dominates the fleet in front of Van der Vlugt (29) dutch speed record holder with over 47 knots speed and two won races. Dirk Hanel (35, Germany) finished third with one won race.
Italian top rider Alberto Rodina (21) stopped Austrian local Michael Schitzhofer (24) in a spectacular Freestyle final. German champion 2009 Mario Rodwald (19) bet Austrian Stefan Spiessberger (21).
Also the best overall performing rider in freestyle and racing got honored: Local sponsor Dotz donated a kit of tuning rims with 1.500€ value. Xx (zz) from xx in zz was the lucky one.
“It was a great decision to attract the Kitesurf Tour Europe with her season opening to Lake Neusiedel – the visitors got amazed about the spectacular kiteboading action show by motivated riders and we highly appreciated the professional race management of the entire crew. I see long term perspective for the Kitesurf Tour Europe and we`re already planning 2010” Gerhad Polak of DMG Austria on behalf of the local organization.
The next leg of the Kitesurf Tour Europe will be at pentecost weekend in Nordweijk which is a popular beach between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. World top Freestyler Youri Zoon already has in-scripted and the Nordweijk family around Ruben Lenten and the title sponsor Protest Boardwear will be there to celebrate top level kiteboarding and beach parties.
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will determine the best European Kiteboarder in the thrilling discipline of freestyle. Each individual event will also offer kiteboard racing with ranking points counting towards the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) world ranking.
Despite the famous Surf Cup Podersdorf for 2010 the series also is hosted in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Poland and will distribute a total Price Money of more than 60.000€. For more informations please visit www.kitesurftour.eu