The Moon provided perfect backdrop for the 8th edition of The Audi Nines Slopestyle and Freeride Mountain Bike contest. A selection of the world’s best riders met in the stone quarry in the Rheinland-Pfalz Region of Germany ready to #SendittotheMoon.
The new contest format allowed athletes to submit their top Slopestyle and Freeride lines, as well as their Best Tricks throughout a whole week of riding. The course, pristinely built by Clemens Kaudela and Sam Reynolds, featured separate Slopestyle and Freeride lines, both with unique and massive features, and the two booster Best Trick take-offs to a huge landing.
The relaxed vibe of the contest format resulted in some of the best and most progressive riding witnessed to date. Enjoy all the madness in the highlights video below, and don’t miss out on the Top 3 Slopestyle and Freeride lines, also featured below with the official results.
Best Slopestyle Line
1st Sam Pilgrim
2nd Szymon Godziek
3rd Nicholi Rogatkin
Best Slopestyle Trick
1st Dawid Godziek – Quad Tail Whip (World First)
2nd Szymon Godziek – Backflip Superman Double Seat Grab
3rd Dawid Godziek – Twister No Hander
Best Freeride Line
1st Sam Reynolds
2nd Nico Scholze
3rd Ethan Nell
Best Freeride Trick
1st Adolf Silva – Cali Roll (World First)
2nd Nico Scholze – Backflip Heelclicker to Superman
3rd Bienvenido Aguado – 360 Superman Seatgrab Indian Air
Best Style – Lukas Schäfer
Ruler of the Week – Sam Pilgrim
Photos by Florian Breitenberger, Syo van Vliet and KlausPolzer.