Kozakov Junior finalists 2013
Kozakov Junior finalists 2013 - Photo by Beee

The stoke just gets better at the IDF's first European World Cup in the Czech Republic.

Simon Hasselberg from Norway triumphed in group B and takes a well earned place in tomorrow's Open Skateboard final.

The day began with the group C , seeing Jürgen Gritzner, Burak Duran, Ronald Huhne, Yvon Labarthe, Marc Schmied, Axel Serrat, Martin Hult, Tobias Taylor, moving up to the best places in group B.

It was rare for riders placed below the top 64 in qualifying to be able to race, but innovative new formats developed by IDF Skateboard racing experts have seen opportunities for newer riders to race. This makes the event much more exciting for competitors and spectators alike.

Organisers also allowed free riding when possible. A lot of the top riders are saving themselves for tomorrow's finals, saving wheels and tired muscles for the big event.

Action kicks off at 9 am with Classic Luge and Junior Skateboard, followed in the afternoon by open downhill, street luge and women. Tonight is a party night, but probably only the riders who are not involved tomorrow will hit the party tent into the small hours.

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Cyrille Harnay

This post was written by Cyrille Harnay

I am Cyrille Harnay aka Komakino. I started Downhill racing in 2004. Created the Bordeaux Longskate Club, organized Hautacam freerides (2004 to 2007), IGSA World cup Peyragudes Deluxe cup (2008-2009) and IDF Peyragudes Never Dies World Cup (2012-2013-2014). Helped the IGSA as European Director (2007 to 2012) and then Founded the IDF. IDF President (2012-2017), still skateboarding, and volunteering for the IDF from time to time.
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