In his first comeback event in over a year, Mauritian Louka Pitot pushed four time World Champion Carlos Mario in to second to win the opening heat and claim the highest score of the day too.
Louka said, “Yeah I’m pleased, it’s my first competition in a year and a half. I like the new format with variety. I didn’t want to come back and do the same things anyway, so I think it adds more fun.”
Head judge Alvaro Onieva confirmed, “We are already seeing positive effects from these format changes, with some riders immediately adding more creativity and flow in their tricks. For example Louka Pitot took the win at the end of the first heat precisely because of his higher variety score.”
On his approach, Louka said, “I was imagining what combos would be good to go together to show flow. I didn’t do my best yet for sure, but in the first heat of the day with a new format, and taking the win, it feels good.”