Darren Pokoj is back in business
After a bad injury in the middle of the year, Darren Pokoj dominated the international Nissan Dirt Jump comp during the last day of the Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Australian young gun won the contest and 2,000 Euros cash in front of Sam Pilgrim and Amir Kabbani.
The dirt jump track at the World’s biggest cycling exhibition consisted of two big sized doubles as well as a step up – step down box. The finals on Sunday featured the top ten riders of over 80 competitors that had to qualify on Saturday. Among the large field of riders were top riders like Martin Söderström, Trond Hansen, Lance McDermott, Marius Hoppensack, to name only a few. The finalists had to ride three runs and the best two were counting.
Darren showed that he had ridden a lot during his trip in California a couple of weeks ago. His unique style was spiced up with several new tricks. It was really important for the judges to see variety of technical moves.
Sam Pilgrim, Amir Kabbani, Martin Söderström, Trond Hansen and the other finalists showed great tricks. But they often didn’t finish their runs or they weren’t as consistent with their tricks and crashed, so at the end the judges presented the following results:
1st Darren Pokoj (AUS)
2nd Sam Pilgrim (UK)
3rd Amir Kabbani (GER)
4th Anton Wilms (GER)
5th Martin Söderström (SWE)
6th Inigo Yanci (ESP)
7th Trond Hansen (NOR)
8th Bjoern Woerner (GER)