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Aussies Take Off for the World Circuit


This weekend six Australian downhill skateboarders head to Europe to compete in the European leg of the IGSA World Cup for downhill skateboarding. Steve Daddow, Jackson Shapiera, Kev O'Hara, Jeremy Rodgers, Corey Leeson, and Austin Nitsua will be representing Australia - go boys!

They'll be racing at Peyragudes, Almabtrieb, and Rock & Roll 2008, and some of the group will continue on to the World Championship of Slalom Skateboarding in Gothenburg, Sweden.

These guys have been training hard since Newtowns Playground in March this year, so they're ready for anything. Good luck guys!

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Tags: IGSA, downhill, world cup

Comment by Brad NS on July 4, 2008 at 0:48
Best wishes go out to all racers have a good trip and safe racing !!
Comment by SteveC on July 5, 2008 at 22:14
Sick, best of luck — rip it up!
Comment by Quidjam on July 6, 2008 at 2:12
All the best guys!! :)
Comment by Hop on July 6, 2008 at 8:22
Jackson and Corey are travelling with Marcus Rietema (IGSA President) and also Josh Weisfeld- USA, Andreas Johnson- SWE and Kim Karlsson- SWE. They are filming the whole trip. After each race they are planning to put together a race report and posting up on skatehorde.com.

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Comment by Jacko on July 9, 2008 at 22:05
yo wassup fellas... this place is F*CKING SICK!!! got to pereguydes yesterday and just had a few free ride runs, and this has to be one of the craziest hills ive skated... really tight switch backs and open straights... this race is going to be awsome. i'll keep everyone posted and stay tuned to skatehorde.com!!!

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 10, 2008 at 12:33
A first day report for Peyragudes is up at the IGSA site.

Go Jacko!



ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 11, 2008 at 23:15
The Day 2 Report for Peyragudes is up at the IGSA site. Qualifiers are over and the top 64 now go through to the elimination rounds.

The Aussies
15th Jackson Shapiera
33rd Steve Daddow
51st Corey Leeson
55th Austin Moncrieff
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72nd Jeremy Rodgers
78th Kev O'Hara


The IGSA's top ranked skateboarders of 2007. L-R Erik Lundberg (SWE), Scoot Smith (CAN), Noah Sakamoto (USA), Martin Siegrist (SUI), Mischo Erban (CAN); Photo Marcus Rietema


ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 14, 2008 at 12:41

Final Results for Peyragudes:

Mens

  1. Kevin Riemer (Canada)
  2. Scoot Smith (Canada)
  3. Martin Siegrist (Switzerland)
  4. Mike Zietsman (South Africa)

19. Steve Daddow
24. Jackson Shapiera
30. Corey Leeson
45. Austin Nitsua
72. Jeremy Rodgers
78. Kev O'Hara

Womens

  1. Brianne Davies (Canada)
  2. Bettina Luginbuhl (Switzerland)
  3. Rebekka Gemperle (Switzerland)


Interview with Kevin Reimer and Scoot Smith


Interview with Martin Siegrist and Mike Zietsman


Interview with Brianne, Dasha and Bettina



Kevin Reimer leads fellow Canadians Nate Lang and Niko Desmarais on his way to victory. Photo Sven Von Schlachta


Photo Sven Von Schlachta


ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 15, 2008 at 11:25
Footage of Peyragudes from Jacko:

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 17, 2008 at 13:58
The World Cup at Almabtrieb has begun with practice runs and technical inspctions. There is a Day 1 Report at the IGSA site.


"Bassi Haller at speed" Photo Yorck Dertinger


"World Cup leader Scoot Smith shows the form of a champion." Photo Yorck Dertinger

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