Teva games in Italy
Raptor and Veloc did awesome job on one of the most important race of the year. Honza Lasko (Raptor ) won overall in mens category and Anne Huebner (Veloc) won overall women`s category on unofficial free ride world championships.
Competition on Chiusela river in Ivrea, Italy was declared as unofficial world championship in extreme kayaking. This traditional competition takes place for four days, with first two days on mountain river of Chiusela and another two days on the slalom course in Ivrea.
There´s been a little water in the river this year so the course had to be moved few hundred meters further up along the river. Rapids are more intense here and some of them are very funny. The first day an extreme downhill was held. The course took about two and half minutes and there were two rounds with total time winning. After the first round Honza Lasko from the Czech Republic and Michele Ramazza from Italy were on the first place together. Both of them were even faster in the second round and Honza Lasko took the first place. Palo Andrassy from Slovakia took the third position.
The day after two team races were held. One of them on lower Chiusela and then a night sprint on the slalom course. We didn´t make Czech team this year, because we were only two from CZ, me and Jakub Sedivy. Team New Zealand won the first race on the river and British guys won the night sprint and overall team competition as well.
Then there was a morning sprint-slalom on Ivrea slalom course with start from a ramp, and two buoys to touch in the most difficult section. Sam Sutton from NZ won this one, German Jacobus Stenglein was second and Honza Lasko third. After that a kayak cross competition came and it determined about the overall winner of Teva Extreme Games. The final was really interesting with all the favourites in. The order has changed several times during the run and after all Italian Filippo Brunetti won, Honza Lasko took second and Sam Sutton third place.
After counting up all the races Honza Lasko became the winner of Teva Games Freeride World Champs 2012, Sam Sutton from New Zealand was second and Filipo Brunetti from Italy third.