Sam Pilgrim snatches Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour podium

First ever European to end season in the top three (video)

Britain’s Sam Pilgrim became the first ever European to make it onto the final Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour podium, taking victory at the season’s final event, the Red Bull District Ride, in Nuremberg, Germany.

With Canada’s Brandon Semenuk already having sewn up the championship, the battle was still on to decide the overall top ten. Last year’s champion Cameron Zink secured the runners-up spot with fifth on the day, while victory for Pilgrim, ahead of Sweden’s Martin Soderstrom, lifted him into third place overall.

Semenuk, who won four of the five events which counted towards his final ranking, narrowly missed out a perfect set of results with third place on the day, but with the overall win already wrapped up, he could afford to take things easy. Check out video highlights from Nuremberg below.

The final 2011 FMB World Tour rankings

  1. Brandon Semenuk - Canada: 4090.00
  2. Cameron Zink - USA: 3439.50 
  3. Sam Pilgrim - Great Britain: 3348.75 
  4. Anthony Messere - Canada: 2991.50
  5. Martin Söderström - Sweden: 2882.50
  6. Cameron McCaul - USA: 2845.15 
  7. Yannick Granieri - France: 2816.10 
  8. Greg Watts - USA: 2797.83 
  9. Darren Berrecloth - Canada: 2601.15
  10. Kurtis Sorge - Canada: 2548.33

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