Telekom Local Support Miniramp Challenge
– 52 riders from all over Europe at the Telekom Local Support Miniramp Challenge at Mellowpark/Berlin on June 19th 2010
– Ondra Slez / Michael Beran (Pro) and Christian Anton / Adam Wilhelm (AM) ensure the spot support in the team judgement
– Hannes Gutzeit, Björn Mager, Ondra Slez and Michael Beran qualify for the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds in Hamburg on August 29th, 2010
What a blast! At this point this article could end, there is nothing more to say about this year’s Telekom Local Support Miniramp Challenge in Berlin. For everybody who wasn’t able to be there, here is a summary of the happenings: Despite the dubious meteorological situation 26 teams from Germany, UK, Hungary, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Austria participated and demonstrated banging tricks in the new miniramp at the Mellowpark.
In the Pro class the guys from Berlin missed to use their home field advantage: Team “Village People” consisting of Ondra Slez and Michael Beran take the 3.500 € spot support home to the Czech Republic. With tricks like frontflips and backflip barspins over the spine they placed clearly before Sergej Geier and Björn “Bommel” Mager. Tobi Wicke and Mark König – who replaced injured Markus Braumann in the finals – ranked 3rd.
In the amateur class Adam Wilhelm and Christian Anton from “A-Team” demonstrated how to rock the local miniramp with a mix of high airs and technical lip tricks. These Berlin locals will invest the 2.000 € spot support directly into the Roof BMX hall. Team “Die Almdudler” (Alexander Bär / Hannes Gutzeit) placed 2nd while “Untitled” (Max Bergmann / Stefan Pauli) finished 3rd and travel back home with their bags full of stuff from Pro-tec, Felt Bikes and the Fiat Freestyle Team.
However the Telekom Local Support Miniramp Challenge was not only about the best team performance but also about the official qualification for the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds in Hamburg on August 29th, 2010. 20-year old Hannes Gutzeit from Cologne won the amateur’s wildcard and now has the chance to share the ramp with riders like Harry Main and Mark Webb.
He will be accompanied by Michael Beran, Ondra Slez and Björn Mager who showed the best runs of the day in the pro class and won’t play the roles of the maverick in Hamburg.
More info and results on: www.telekom-localsupport.de.
Photos by DavidUlrich, courtesy of www.millhaus.com