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Monday Update – GKA Freestyle World Cup Leucate

GKA Freestyle Riders Committee
Meet the new Freestyle riders representative committee: Val Garat, Therese Thaabbel, Liam Whaley, Rita Arnaus, Luka Pitot / Photo: Svetlana Romantsova

Bonjour from Leucate in southeast France, on day three of the this first Freestyle competition of the year.

Although we are still awaiting suitable conditions to make a start to the competition, there is a positive outlook from Tuesday onwards. 

Juan Rodriguez Leucate
Juan Rodriguez from Colombia is ready to go! / Photo: Svetlana Romantsova

Saturday 20th was the first day of the GKA Freestyle World Cup at the Mondial du Vent, blessed with bright sunshine but no wind. Sunday was cloudy with a veering light wind, so the competition remains on hold, but as we know, things change quickly here when the powerful Tramontane wind kicks-in.

The official Leucate event page has all the info you need, and is where you can find the livestream, the heat ladders and results once the action gets underway. 

GKA Freestyle head judge
Mallory de la Villemarque, Leucate / Photo: Svetlana Romantsova

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Find a video interview with leading title contenders Mikaili Sol and Adeuri Corniel here.

Get up to speed with the Freestyle format and new 2019 changes in this interview with Head Judge, Mallory de la Villemarque.

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