Armed with GoPros, the knights show us what it is like to drop into the huge setup with helis hovering, as well as, the stoke behind the scenes and after stomping a rapid fire. Experience the feeling of freedom cruising the breathtaking bike trails of Mottlino Fun Mountain in Livigno with some of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers at the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014.
This year the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB also featured a Short Film Competition, where selected filmers created a short clip documenting the action packed week of freeride mountain biking on Mottolino Fun Mountain, Livigno. Judged by their peers at the award night, it was the all-Swede team, lead by filmer Simon Duse, who came out on top as the winner of the team battle taking the coveted “Best Film” title. “I really liked the team format, it made the whole event so personal and created a great atmosphere!”, commented the stoked Duse, who won himself a special edition Giant bike.
Also check out the other three masterpieces of Team Hadrien Picard, Team Mario Feil and Team El Flamingo here…
Wire in the big screen and turn up the music as the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 highlight clip is ready to blow your mind. The week was packed with exploring the trails and freeride potential of Livigno, as well as, many sessions at the gigantic “Il Castello” on Mottolino Fun Mountain. The sensational photos and exclusive videos from the four teams were celebrated at the award show. Enjoy the best moments of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014.
Yannick Granieri and Team France going for rapid fire on the hip Continue reading
After a week of riding and shooting, it was time to see the results, select winners and celebrate. Here’s a little photo gallery from the 2014 Suzuki Nine Knights Award Night. Enjoy!
The riders where howling with laughter and cheering on as the team videos rolled on. Continue reading
Teaming up to produce photos and a short clip, the invited freeride mountain bikers were on a quest at the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 in Livigno, Italy. In addition to heli, sunset and sunrise shoots, riders explored the backcountry and freeride trails on Mottolino Fun Mountain. Strong winds during the Contest Day led to it being called off, however, the same evening saw a stunning sunset session, ending the week on a high. The Award Show evening presented photos and video packed with creativity, progressive riding and fun. Here is a first snippet of the action from “Ruler of the Week” Geoff “Gully” Gulevich (CAN).
We are excited to reveal the photo contest creations from the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 invited photographers, Stef Candé (FRA), Markus Greber (GER), Daniel Rönnbäck (SWE) and Christoph Laue (GER). Each artist worked together with a team and submitted two images per category from the event week to be judged by their peers at the Gala Night. This year’s categories were “Best Action”, “Best Freeride”, “Best Illumination”, “Best Lifestyle” and “Best Group”. A big thanks for coming along and sharing your creative brilliance! Without further ado….here are the winner photos….(drumroll…)
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Winner “Best Action” – Christoph Laue (rider: Geoff Gulevich)
Throughout the week long Suzuki Nine Knights, some of the world’s finest freeride mountain bikers have been shooting at the impressive “Il Castello” setup on Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy. The grand finale of the event, a Contest Day in front of spectators crowding the sides of the huge kicker and long freeride section, had to be called off due to high winds. Instead of heading down the keen riders waited and waited, and just before the end of the day, the strong winds decided to calm and the onlookers got to witness the most incredible sunset session of the whole week. Stay tuned for the photos!
(pic: Tobi Wrobel)