Livigno, Italy will once again become the hotspot of the freestyle scene, when the mountainbike elite return on Mottolino Fun Mountain for the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB from 16th to 21st of June 2014. The riders will be showcasing their skills on one of the most innovative obstacle in freeriding and progress the sport. Kurt Sorge (CAN), Martin Söderström (SWE) and Antoine Bizet (FRA) are only some of the invited riders who will put on the show at the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB.
This post is a homage to the five invited photographers of Nine Knights at Livignio, Mottolino. All of you guys have done an amazing job taking photos and helping us to make the event unforgettable. Thank you so much Stef Candé, Daniel Rönnbäck, Markus Greber, Alo Belluscio and Jan Kasl! We owe you big time…
One week of shooting & riding awesomeness is over and has put forth multiple results. This is a quick recap of who won what! First of all we would like to introduce you to the winners of the Nine Knights Photo Contest by Killer Loop:
- Best Action Shot: Markus Greber (GER)
- Best Creative Angle: Daniel Ronnback (SWE)
- Best Black & White: Stef Cande (FRA)
- Best Lifestyle: Jan Kasl (CZ)
Markus Greber winning the “Best Action Shot” and a trip to the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid.
With today’s Contest Day the Nine Knights entered its final stage. 23 athletes from ten different countries were eager to send it one more time to impress the judges in three different categories. At the end of the day Antoine Bizet (FRA) won the Best Trick award. The prize for the best line went to the friendly Canadian Geoff Gulevich and the winner of the Best Whip was crowd favourite Mads Makken Haugen from Norway.
More pro riders travelled to Livigno for the competition today to join the assembled Knights for a spectacular mountainbike show. Over 3000 spectators continuously cheered for the riders while enjoying the fantastic atmosphere at Mottolino Fun Mountain.
The awesome Freeride Section at the Nine Knights has now been thoroughly tested, after most of the mountainbiker’s focus at the start of the week was directed towards progressing tricks on the superkicker. Witness the action yourself and check out the Highlight-Edit of what went down during the first two days:
The athletes charged the eight obstacles from top to bottom and during the sunset hip session some of them already boosted to possible record heights.