Golden Times for Thomas Genon at the 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy 2012
Thomas Genon from Belgium can call himself the 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy champ 2012.
With an amazing run he put Martin Söderström (SWE) and Sam Reynolds (GBR) on the lower podium places. What an incredible event! For the 7th time the Bikepark Leogang enjoyed hosting the top-class riders of the dirt jump scene for the Out of Bounds Festival, but never before on such a high trick level. The finals of the 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy went down this Saturday in front of the picturesque backdrop. With perfect weather conditions the riders performed tricks on an extremely high level, so the crowds went berserk.
The huge dirt line provided the proper speed for six jumps, which boosted the riders up in the sky. With a perfect first run, big airtime and technical tricks on all obstacles Thomas Genon was able to convince the judges in the super finals and took home first place. For the first time in Leogang, the best six riders from the finals had the chance to improve their scores in the super final for the victory in the Golden status FMB World Tour event.
Genon in his first Gold event victory made clear that we can expect more from him in the future. After showing an absolute clean performance in the final, he could step it up one more notch: He astonished the visitors with a front flip, followed by a 360 barspin to x-up, a double tailwhip, a decade, a tailwhip and completed with a gigantic 360 flat spin, that brought him the highest score of the day. The 18-year old Belgian goes home with 6,000 Euro prize money and lots of FMB World Tour points.
Martin Söderström from Sweden was nearly on the same trick level as Genon, throwing down an amazing triple tailwhip, a nac nac seat grab, followed by a 360, 360 double tailwhip, tailwhip and a 360 table top at the last set.
Sam Reynolds from Great Britain as well in best shape threw down a flipwhip, then 360 x-up, flip no hand, followed by 360 whip, a straight air and a massive double back flip at the last hit.
As the result of an injury, last year’s winner and hot favorite Brandon Semenuk was still not able to compete as well as Swedish Linus Sjöholm.
It’s well-known that riders like to party after contests. And it’s on tonight at the Override Afterparty fueled by Monster Energy in the Bikepark Leogang.
The Bikepark Leogang thanks all visitors, riders and partners Monster Energy, Kona, Camelbak, Zipfer and FM4 for an amazing event!
The 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy proved again to be one of the most important dirt jump contests worldwide. Watch out for the full report of the Out of Bounds Festival including the results of the iXS European Downhill Cup, in the next days.