After an amazing final, the VIENNA AIR KING 2012 on the Rathausplatz of Vienna, British rider Sam Pilgrim once again can call himself the Vienna Air King, just like in the last two years. The season kick-off of the FMB World Tour took place under critical weather conditions, but caused big excitement for about 100,000 people visiting the event at the Rathausplatz. Pilgrim shares the podium with his fellow countryman Sam Reynolds and the Spaniard Andreu Lacondeguy.
Due to the hard weather conditions on the first and second event day, there was a slight change for the schedule. Big ease, when Vienna’s weather conditions on Sunday were acceptable for a great final. The absolute highlight of the ARGUS BIKEFESTIVAL on the Rathausplatz of Vienna saw plenty of big names, and in the end it was the contest-dominating Sams (Pilgrim and Reynolds) from Great Britain who took the podium places, joined by Andreu Lacondeguy with a convincing performance.
The extreme high trick level on the generously constructed jumps impressed the crowd and was once again prove for the awesome progression freeride mountain biking saw in the last few years – with the VIENNA AIR KING as a proud part and opening event of the bike season. We want to say a huge thank you to our Sponsors Panasonic – Ideas for Life, Raiffeisen Club Austria and all participants on site. See you all next year!
Velo-city 2013 Vienna | Cycling Stories
Vienna Air King – Team