(Martin De Pasquale on the main jump © Maxime Staechelin)
The results and gallery of the Pyrénées Circus 2017 – it’s right here, right now…
What a refreshing weekend we had in the Pyrénées! Powder in the morning, and in the afternoons we witnessed creative shredding from the young generation of French riders – some of them being only 16 years old, like Juan Cachat who killed it through the session… What else? Indeed, this first edition of the Pyrenees Circus, the only WST event in France this year, was not only blessed by pretty epic conditions (well, in between two storms at least), but it also witnessed a kind of rebirth of the French scene as the young bucks in attendance showed a refreshing mix of skills and motivation, and that’s probably the most positive thing we took from this weekend in the pastoral village of Saint-Lary. A big change from the usual all Scandi line-up on most WST contests.
Thursday was the first day of riding on the circus-inspired set up shaped by Ho5 – and Matière Blanche for the Electric Shred Zone, and it was a banger: blue skies, happy faces and some high flying over the main kicker. Martin De Pasquale illustrated well what is like to earn the title of ‘Rider of the Day’. Then the weather decided to play some tricks as well and shut down the whole Friday as wind was blowing furiously. But that was all to prepare an epic Saturday morning, when riders, organisers and media alike scored some epic lines in the incredible Saint-Lary backcountry.
The rest of the article after the video recap below