Maxime Chabloz Places 2nd at the GKA Freestyle World Cup Brazil Event

Congratulations to Swiss F-ONE team rider for taking 2nd place at the GKA Freestyle World Cup event in Brazil.

The finals of the GKA Freestyle World Cup Brazil saw Swiss rider Maxime Chabloz go up against the top three Brazilian riders: Carlos Mario, Erick Anderson, and Manoel Soares. The action was outstanding from the start, with each rider opening with massive tricks. Slim 7’s, Double Heart Attacks, and 319’s were all thrown down, and that was just the warm-up.

All riders remained so close together in points right until the last round of tricks. The crowds on the beach of Cumbuco were going absolutely crazy for the final moments of the heat, where the podium positions would be decided. 

Maxime Chabloz was so close to claiming the win, but his final trick score fell slightly short, and he had to settle for second place at the final event of the season behind Carlos Mario while Erick Anderson finished in 3rd and Manoel Soares finished the event in 4th position.

“I’m really happy with second place,” said Maxime. “I mean, you always come here to win, but Brazil is such a challenging place to actually win. There are so many amazing riders here. The conditions are always good and everyone always shows their best. I’m definitely going to work hard for next year, and I will work on my big air skills.”

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