Audi Nines 2020 | A Week Of World Firsts


Pictured (above): Nico Scholze // Credit score: C A Greenwood

‘Cordova Flip’, ‘Backflip Barspin’, ‘Cliffhanger’. For married {couples} of a sure classic, these are mere staging posts on a path in the direction of finishing the Kama Sutra. For others, just like the riders at Audi Nines 2020, they’re a part of every week of world firsts; every week they’ll by no means, ever, neglect (please cease occupied with the Kama Sutra, we’ve moved on).

Between the seventh and 13th of September, a group of the world’s greatest mountain bikers gathered in Germany’s Hunsrück-Nahe bike area for a landmark occasion on the calendar. Audi Nines, after all, all the time serves up the great things and this yr’s showcase was actually no completely different.

The German rider Nico Scholze landed the primary Cordova Flip on a downhill bike, Italy’s Diego Caverzasi accomplished a Backflip Barspin to Cliffhanger, and Swedish powerhouse Emil Johansson dominated the competition runs profitable Greatest Freeride Line and Ruler of the Week (first rate week for Emil).

If you happen to don’t know what a Cordova Flip is, it’s mainly an extremely daring manoeuvre tailored from the vroom vroom world of freestyle motocross. It entails the rider executing a painful-looking backbend whereas hooking their toes on their bike’s handlebars – all whereas doing a backflip. No small feat (we’ve actually by no means come near touchdown one).

With reference to his epic achievement, Nico had this to say: “It feels wonderful to be the primary particular person to ever put down the Cordova Backflip on the downhill bike. I actually like freestyle motocross tips, and I hope we’ve a pair extra makes an attempt, perhaps subsequent yr.”

At Audi Nines 2020, Italian rider Diego Caverzasi turned the primary human to land to a Backflip Barspin to Cliffhanger on a hardtail bike, whereas Austria’s Daniel Ruso put down a Frontflip Toboggan on his downhill bike. Daniel’s fellow countryman Peter Kaiser nailed a Backflip Barspin to Superman Seat Seize on a hardtail.

“I really like this occasion, I really like the crew”

Adolf Silva’s Cali Roll was solely the second ever landed on a mountain bike, the Spaniard proving that he was again to his high-flying greatest after an damage put him out of motion final yr. Chuck Antoine Bizet’s Reverse Money Roll on a downhill bike and Paul Couderc’s progressive Footplant Flip into the combination, and it’s honest to say that this yr’s occasion was one for the ages (particularly once you issue within the obstacles and challenges posed by the ‘Massive C-19’ pandemic).

“I really like this occasion, I really like the crew,” stated Diego Caversazi. “We’ve got a lot enjoyable collectively, filming no matter we wish, no matter we wish to strive. It’s such a very good time.”

Carry on subsequent yr. Carry on the 2021 occasion.

Behind The Nines – Inside The Bubble

If you happen to’d wish to get an perception into what it takes to placed on an occasion like Audi Nines in a loopy, unpredictable, yr like 2020 take a look at this fascinating behind the scenes video under.

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