T Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge
– More than 120 riders at the T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge in Mainz/Germany
– Kevin Liehn/Sven „Sprosse“ Lehmann (Pro) and Max Heidböhmer/Jan Lorfing (Am) win the team contest
– Michael Beran, Jean-Baptiste Peytavit, Sven „Sprosse“ Lehmann and Max Heidböhmer grab the „ticket to ride“ for the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds in Duisburg/Germany
The T-Mobile Local Support season just started! On March 27th, overall 61 teams with 122 riders made their way into the Halle 5 in Mainz/Germany to compete at the T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge for financial spot support and the qualification for the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds in Duisburg.
For many riders the indoor trails were the first possibility to ride on dirt in 2010. This chance and the new built setup were the reasons for many riders from Czech Republic, France, Austria, Poland and Switzerland to join the German dirt jump scene at the contest.
The pros blew it up with 360-doublewhips, frontflips and some flipwhips. Team „Fight for Mellowpark“ with Kevin Liehn and Sven „Sprosse“ Lehmann from Berlin took the win. Team „Pingoo“ with Yannik Granieri and Jean-Baptiste Peytavit came in second. So 3.500 € spot support will be used for the rebuilding of the Mellowpark, 500 € go to Lyon in France.
In the Am class Max Heidböhmer and Jan Lorfing (Team „Vennikler Radsportfreunde“) convinced the judges and took the 2.000 € spot support back to their home trails in Moers. Second place went to team „Fährt“ with Fjonn Dutzmann and Stefan Paul, team „Scheppern Musset“ with Eric Röhse and Max Kremer completed the podium.
The T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge was the qualification for the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds in Duisburg. Michael Beran (CZ), Jean-Baptiste Peytavit (F) and Sven „Sprosse“ Lehmann showed the best runs of the day and grabbed a ticket to ride for Duisburg. The T-Mobile wildcard for the best AM rider went to Heidböhmer. Those four are now starting in Duisburg side by side with guys like Ryan Guettler and Rob Darden.
More information and results: www.t-mobile-localsupport.de
Photos by David Ulrich, courtesy of www.millhaus.com
Complete Photobook here.