The second leg of the Nissan Qashqai Urban Challenge took place in the Spanish capital over the weekend and the event saw Andreu Lacondeguy storm to the top of the podium. His final run featured a superman back flip, into a 360 on the step up, to turn-down on the step down, to a huge extended superman, followed by a clean 360 tailwhip to pedals. See the run in all its glory, here.
Greg Watts was close second with a run featuring a suicide back flip to barspin, into a no-footed cancan on the step up, barspin on the step down, superman seat-grab, into a truck driver to reverse bar spin. Benny Korthaus pulled off the biggest 360-tables of the day and a couple perfect 360-whips, KyleStrait had his double whips dialled, and Amir Kabbani also rode incredibly well rounding out the top five.
The competition for the final five qualifying slots for Munich and London was incredibly tight. Mitchell Chubey, Bartek Obukowicz, Alex Reveles, Tyler McCaul and Andi Wittman can prepare themselves for the big battle urban freeride, which starts next weekend in Germany.
Competition organisers have been so impressed with the level of riding in Milan and Madrid that they have decided to collaborate with the judges and award five additional wildcard slots to bump the final rider line-up from twenty five to thirty riders at the next two Nissan Qashqai Challenge events.
The riders are Martin Soederstroem (winner of Milan’s qualifying), Marius Hoppensack (10th in Milan), Andrew Taylor, Geoff Gulevich and Cameron Zink who all put in solid performances in Madrid.
Madrid’s Final Results:
1 Andreu Lacondeguy SPA KONA
2 Greg Watts USA GARY FISHER
3 Benny Korthaus GER SPECIALIZED
4 Kyle Strait USA SPECIALIZED
5 Amir Kabbani GER CANNONDALE
6 Mitchell Chubey CAN NSMB.COM
7 Bartek Obukowicz POL NS BIKES
8 Alex Reveles USA SANTA CRUZ
9 Tyler McCaul USA SPECIALIZED
10 Andi Wittman GER GIANT BICYCLES
11 Andrew Taylor USA VERSUS CYCLES
12 Kurtis Sorge CAN GIANT BICYCLES
13 Gulevich Geoff CAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN
14 Lance McDermott GBR SCOTT BIKES
15 Anton Gustavson SWE FIRE EYE