- 10 May 2010 | Kiteboarding
Podersdorf saw a great kickoff event of the European Kite Tour, with a full single elimination and plenty of races. Alberto Rondina (ITA, Cabrinha) and Celine Collaud (SUI, JN) in the freestyle fleet and Bjorn Rune Jensen (DEN, Cabrinha) and Katja Roose (NED, Airush) were on top of the rankings in the end.
44 Rider from 14 nations performed a great show in front of incredible 40.000 vistors. The event started with Freestyle single elimination followd by 3 racings. Second, third and fourth day were utilized to complete a total of seven racings. This once more showed perfect synergies between spectacular freestyle action and tough kiteboarding in the olympic sailingstyle.
Racing showed close group of top riders: 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 2011” 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 wich is a popular beach between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. World top Freestyler Youri Zoon already has inscripted and the Nordweijk family around Ruben Lenten and the title sponsor Protest Boardwear will be there to celebrate top level kiteboarding and beach parties.