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Friday
Mar202015

Livigno Bringing Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour To The BIKE Festival Riva

Livigno (ITA), March 20th 2015 – Danny MacAskill is no stranger to the Italian holiday destination, Livigno. Last year, Livigno partnered up with Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour for Eurobike and now they want to tell the world that Livigno is ready for the 2015 bike season by bringing their incredible shows to the Ziener BIKE Festival powered by MINI on May 1st and 2nd.

The BIKE Festival Riva is one of the most important cycling events of the year and signals the start of a new season. So, it seems perfect for Livigno to bring Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour to the centre of the action. Livigno has a lot to offer this season and Danny MacAskill with his team will be in Riva to make sure you know about it. New trails, a groomed bike park, MTB events, contests and a great biking infrastructure is at your finger tips in Livigno. So if you are at the BIKE Festival Riva this year on May 1st and 2nd, come and check out the amazing Drop and Roll Shows presented by Livigno and find out how you can make the most of your season in Livigno this year.

In total, there are four shows “presented by Livigno” on the schedule. After the shows, Livigno invites you to a Signing Session where you can get a personal autograph and photo with Danny and his team. Make sure you put the schedule into your festival calendar:

Friday, May 1st

1-1.30 pm: Drop and Roll Show presented by Livigno at La Rocca (directly at the start- and finish area of the BRÜGELMANN City Eliminator)

From 2 pm on: Signing Session at Livigno Booth (Festival Area, A15)

6.30-7.00 pm: Drop and Roll Show presented by Livigno at La Rocca

Followed by: Signing Session at Drop and Roll Tour Bus (La Rocca)

Saturday, May 2nd

11.00-11.30 am: Drop and Roll Show presented by Livigno on the festival stage

2.30-3.00 pm: Drop and Roll Show presented by Livigno on the festival stage

From 3.30 pm: Signing Session at Livigno Booth (Festival Area, A15)

Between the shows Livigno will be bringing a little taste of the beautiful region to its booth (A15). Everyone is more than welcome to stop by and try some delicious local delicacies – including some refreshing Livigno beer.

To give you a little taste of what is in store, take a look at the Danny MacAskill Drop and Roll Tour presented by Livigno: http://youtu.be/qmxkrlUnP28

You can learn more about Livigno here:

www.livigno.eu

www.facebook.com/LivignoFeelTheAlps

twitter.com/Livigno

plus.google.com/+livignoeu

www.youtube.com/user/livigno08

Thursday
Mar192015

VIENNA AIR KING 2015: Top High-Flyers Return For 10th Anniversary

Vienna, March 17th 2015 – For the last ten years, the world’s elite mountain bike dirt jumpers have been gathering at Vienna’s town hall square for the VIENNA AIR KING. This year, the top dawgs are back from April 10th to 12th as the FMB World Tour Silver event celebrates its 10th anniversary. Brett Rheeder (CAN) has two consecutive victories under his belt and will be riding for a third. Dirt jump maestro, Sam Pilgrim (GBR) is a top rival in the line up, but the competition does not stop there. Gemma Corbera will also be the first girl to challenge the guys at a FMB event.

Brett Rheeder will have to perform at his best to defend the VIENNA AIR KING title. After a long winter break, mountain bikings’ top athletes can no longer wait to get back on to the dirt. 16 of the world’s best dirt jump riders have been invited and roughly 45 pre-qualifiers will step up to the mark to compete at this 2015-jubilee edition. With his rookie year behind him, Nicholi Rogatkin is now getting down to business and will fly in from across the pond for a crack at the crown. The North American athlete caused a sensation last year with his cashroll and signature-trick, the long dart front flip. 2014’s second place and best-trick winner Szymon Godziek (POL) will try everything to step up a notch for the victory. Then there is also the trick machine, Thomas Genon (BEL) who landed in third last year but has a bag full of new technical combo’s to show off in Vienna.

Per usual, the French-connection stack the line up with their best riders including, youngster Tomas Lemoine, Louis Reboul, Antoine Bizet, Simon Pages and Mehdi Gani. From across the Channel, Great Britain is sending renowned high-flyer Daryl Brown, Matt Jones and previous VIENNA AIR KING Champion, Sam Pilgrim. Tomas Zejda will be representing the Czech Republic, Anton Thelander will be flying in from Sweden and Oszkar Nagy (HUN) will be looking for a strong start to the season in Vienna. From closer to home, Peter Henke will be riding for Germany.

Alongside the big names, 45 pre-qualifiers will be given the chance to ride at VIENNA AIR KING. Ten of these riders are resident Austrians and will have the home crowd advantage of moving up into qualifying. One of Vienna’s crowd favorites and 2013 Best Trick winner, Pavel Alekhin is back to get the spectators pumped and throw down more epic combos. From Canada, young gun Bobby Lamirande and experienced trick machine, Sam Dueck will be on course, ready for business. And for the first time, a girl will challenge the boys on dirt. Gemma Corbera from Barcelona will compete against the guys in Vienna for a spot in main contest. For all pre-qualifiers, the competition will be fierce; 14 will advance to qualifying and ride against the set riders - a unique opportunity for upcoming riders. All the action will go down on April 12th at town hall square in Vienna.

Tuesday
Mar032015

Danny MacAskill Nominated For The 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards

Munich, March 3rd 2015 – Danny MacAskill’s wild ride on the Isle of Skye went viral on YouTube and has rewarded him with a second nomination for the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award. In just two weeks after the release of the Scotsman’s latest video clip “The Ridge”, it quickly reached over 20 million views and now sits at over 30 million views. In an interview Danny MacAskill admits: “I never had any expectations of those kind of figures.”
 
Danny, who was also nominated in 2010, is once again on the shortlist with six other outstanding athletes: freefall record holder Alan Eustace, world champion surfers Stephanie Gilmore and Gabriel Medina, skateboard sensation Nyjah Huston and Olympic snowboard champion Sage Kotsenburg. If his obsession with bikes will make Danny the Action Sportsperson of the year, we will find out on Wednesday, April 15th, when the 16th Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in the Shanghai Grand Theatre.


 
Danny says: “It's awesome to be nominated for the second time. Last year was a good year. It’s cool to have it recognized. I'm up against some pretty incredible athletes. To be honest, it's quite surreal for me because I come from a non-competitive background, like [free-faller] Alan Eustace. But to be in a room with all those other athletes, it's very, very cool.”
 
Filming “The Ridge” was a long-standing dream for Danny. “I’ve wanted to make that film for a number of years. I originally come from the Isle of Skye and I've always looked up at the mountain there. I started making these videos for YouTube over the last few years and I knew that it would make an incredible backdrop for a film. The last time I was up, with [director] Stu Thomson, we put some time aside to make the film.”


 
The clip’s popularity was a big surprise for Danny. “We had very little expectations for the film. It was just made by ourselves, over quite a short period, only six days, which for me is a very short amount of time to make a film. We were very lucky with the weather. I can't quite believe how well it's gone down. I didn't really care if it was well received by a global audience. It was more important for me that people in Skye watched it and were proud of it. But to have it go down as well as it has, has been pretty cool,” he adds.
 
Used to performing and riding in urban surroundings closer to sea level – “The Ridge” was a brand new venture for the small town Scotsman. “Normally when I'm down at street level, you're able to push a lot harder. You do things that maybe are out of your capabilities or comfort zone. When it's up on “The Ridge”, you have to have your wits about you. And you couldn't really necessarily take those same risks, because the consequences are obviously a lot more serious. It was just a case of finding the good parts of riding and trying not to fall off.”
 
Danny fans, rest assured – Danny has some big projects on the horizon but prefers to keep them close to his chest for now. Also, Danny has started a team of riders called Drop and Roll – together they travel across Europe performing live shows. No matter what Danny sets his mind too, you can rest assured that it will involve a bike.
 
 
For more information on the Laureus World Sports Awards please visit http://china.laureus.com/ and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Danny’s Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/DannyMacAskill
 
Follow Danny on Twitter: http://twitter.com/danny_macaskill
 
Further information you will find on his website: http://www.dannymacaskill.co.uk


 

Thursday
Feb262015

Magura Adding to Tech Service Team

Magura USA, service partner for BOSCH eBike Systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Parris to the Outside Technical Service Team for Magura and Bosch eBike Systems.

Parris has been active in the bicycle industry for over 15 years spending the last 10 years with Specialized helping build their Global Service Centers. At Specialized Josh also provided technical education to dealers and distributors of their e-bike division. A husband and father of two, Josh says, “I am very excited to join Magura USA. Magura is a growing company where I can continue what I started with Specialized–helping create an amazing bike environment on all types of bikes for our future generation of cyclists to enjoy.
 
Jeff Enlow, President of Magura USA said “With Magura’s growing number of OEM customers and our new service contract with BOSCH eBike Systems, we needed added support for our outside tech team. With experienced personnel additions, such as Josh, we can ensure we are able to offer the best technical service in the industry.”

Josh will serve as Magura’s Technical Aftermarket Service Manager, responsible for Magura and Bosch eBike Systems and will be based in Salt Lake City, focusing on the Western United States.

Thursday
Feb262015

Tomas Lemoine Hits The Slopestyle Scene With His New Partners

Munich, February 26th 2015 – Tomas Lemoine was the dark horse of the 2014 season. Sports marketing and communications agency rasoulution quickly recognized his talent and has signed with the young Frenchman. In addition to his new management, Tomas also welcomes new partners including Canyon bikes, Continental tires and ONE/ 661.
     
It all began when Tomas Lemoine, in his zebra pants, stood on the podium at Swatch Prime Line Munich. His podium result at the FMB World Tour Gold Event opened doors to the season’s big FMB Diamond Events. He later finished sixth at the Bearclaw Invitational (CAN) and Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler (CAN). Back in Europe, as the youngest rider in the field, he travelled to Nuremberg for Red Bull District Ride. His performance was just shy of a top ten result amongst the world’s best athletes.


 
Coming in strong, confident and with tones of style – Tomas has impressed the spectators, fellow riders and his new management. “We have been observing Tomas for a while now and for us, his great achievements and sportsmanship last season confirmed our beliefs. His positive attitude and professionalism fits our profile perfectly”, explains rasoulution founder and managing director Tarek Rasouli.
 
With a very successful career about to take off on the horizon, it did not take long for brands to recognize the youngest member of the “French Connection”. From now on, Tomas will be riding together with Peter Henke, Anton Thelander and Thomas Genon on the Canyon Factory Freeride Team. From 2015 you will see him throw down his epic trick combos on a Canyon Stitched and go big on a Torque DHX.
 
The athlete from Marseille is looking forward to the upcoming competitions: “2015 will be a great year and I am super stoked and motivated. I will try to ride all FMB Gold and Diamond Events. Thanks to rasoulution and to all my partners for their support and great start to the season.”
 
In charge of his style and safety will be ONE/ 661 and Oakley. His grip will be provided by Continental’s “Race King 2.2” and “Kaiser Project”. Tomas’ Canyon bikes will also be equipped with SRAM, Avid, Truvativ, RockShox, NC-17 and Novatec components.
 
Follow Tomas Lemoine’s Facebook Fanpage for news and stories throughout the season: www.facebook.com/TomasLemoineFanpage

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