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Adelberg and Podmol win NOTJ in Basel
FIM Freestyle MX World Championship
Story by Oliver Franke/IFMXF.com | Pictures by Tobias Hannig and Marcus Anstett


25.4.2010 | NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel

World Championship fever in Basel – More than 6.000 spectators came to watch the FMX fight at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in St. Jakobs arena. Libor Podmol, who made it back to Europe just in time after his Mexico trip, flipped to victory, putting Rob Adelberg and Jose Miralles in 2nd and 3rd. The Czech rider took advantage of Remi Bizouard’s absence caused by injury and took the lead in the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship.



Switzerland felt the high temperature early on in qualifying. Petr Pilat, Alastair Sayer and Rob Adelberg had their problems under the pressure, Pilat had two deadsailors and Alastair crashed heavily on his last trick. So for both of them it was over after the qualifying. Adelberg had a deadsailor as well, but managed an extra trick in time along with an otherwise flawless run, so reached the final with 5th place qualification. Massimo Bianconcini, Jose Miralles, Brice Izzo, Libor Podmol and Brody Wilson joined him in the top 6.

In the finals all the athletes pulled out even more spectacular tricks. Massimo Bianconcini did a No-Hand Flip to 1-Hand Landing for the first time. Brice Izzo premiered a massive Can Underflip. Brody Wilson ruled with extreme airtime and the Tsunami Flip Indy in the Double-up, but he also missed a trick so the places on the podium went to Miralles, Adelberg and Podmol. The Australian rider was 2nd starter in the final and put together a near perfect run, debuting a Stripper Flip. The Spaniard was next and showed a massive Superman Seatgrab Flip in the Double-up. Both of them could not beat Libor Podmol this time out, as he was the only rider doing a Cliffhanger Flip and a his unique Underflip Indy.



Both the Whip Contest and Highest Air went to Massimo Bianconcini, while Brice Izzo won the Race & Style for the first time.



In the overall ranking of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship Libor Podmol now leads with 56 points ahead of Rob Adelberg (52 points) and Jose Miralles (42 points). The next points for the World Championship will be given today at the 2nd day of the NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel.



FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel | 24.04.2010

Final
1 Libor Podmol CZE 307.0
2 Rob Adelberg AUS 300.0
3 Jose Miralles ESP 291.0
4 Brody Wilson USA 288.0
5 Brice Izzo FRA 286.0
6 Massimo Bianconcini ITA 257.0

Results Whip Contest
1 Massimo Bianconcini ITA
2 Brody Wilson USA
3 Lukas Weis GER
4 Petr Pilat CZE
4 Hannes Ackermann GER
4 Martin Koren CZE

Qualification
1 Brody Wilson USA 261.0
2 Libor Podmol CZE 253.0
3 Brice Izzo FRA 248.0
4 Jose Miralles ESP 243.0
5 Rob Adelberg AUS 237.0
6 Massimo Bianconcini ITA 229.0
7 David Rinaldo FRA 226.0
8 Lukas Weis GER 217.0
9 Martin Koren CZE 209.0
10 Petr Pilat CZE 205.0
11 Hannes Ackermann GER 185.0
12 Alastair Sayer BOT 179.0



 

25.4.2010 | NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel

On Sunday the Freestyle Motocross elite entered the St. Jakobshalle in Basel for the 4th contest of the NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship. This time Rob Adelberg from Australia did the best run and took the win. Brody Wilson and current World Championship leader Libor Podmol landed on 2nd and 3rd position.

Today all of the FMX riders had safe runs on the IFMXF track. Petr Pilat did hard flip combos, Lukas Weis made a massive Underflip and even Alastair Sayer had a good run after yesterdays crash. But all of them missed the final by a few points. So Rob Adelberg, Libor Podmol, Jose Miralles, Massimo Bianconcini, Brice Izzo and Brody Wilson made it in the next round.

In the finals the athletes pulled out even more spectacular trick premieres. Brice Izzo was debuting a 1-Hand Can Underflip and the spectators were stoked. But even with this trick the French rider did not make it onto the podium. Onto that Brody Wilson climbed after a sixth place he had in the qualifying. With a save run and lots of combo tricks he ended up on 2nd position. Libor Podmol invented the Switchblade Underflip. But this massive trick was only good enough for the 3rd place. The victory went to Rob Adelberg who mixed up hard backflips and a bunch of multiple trick combos. So the Australian rider reached his first victory in the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship series.

The Race & Style went to Libor Podmol, while Step up specialist Alastair Sayer won the Highest Air.

In the overall ranking of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship it is closer than ever. Rob Adelberg and Libor Podmol are sharing the 1st place with 72 points each. Jose Miralles is on 3rd position with 54 points.

The next points for the World Championship will be given on May 15th/16th at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Sanliurfa/Turkey.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel | 25.04.2010

Final
1 Rob Adelberg AUS 306.0
2 Brody Wilson USA 302.0
3 Libor Podmol CZE 296.0
4 Brice Izzo FRA 286.0
5 Jose Miralles ESP 271.0
6 Massimo Bianconcini ITA 268.0

Results Highest Air Contest
1 Alastair Sayer BOT 7.8 m
2 Libor Podmol CZE 7.5 m
3 Petr Pilat CZE 0.0 m

Qualification
1 Rob Adelberg AUS 264.0
2 Libor Podmol CZE 253.0
3 Brice Izzo FRA 249.0
4 Massimo Bianconcini ITA 243.0
5 Jose Miralles ESP 242.0
6 Brody Wilson USA 240.0
7 Petr Pilat CZE 226.0
8 Lukas Weis GER 225.0
9 Alastair Sayer BOT 214.0
10 David Rinaldo FRA 212.0
11 Martin Koren CZE 209.0
12 Hannes Ackermann GER 196.0





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