Last Saturday, July 10th, Rotterdam skatepark “Westblaak” hosted the 2nd stop of this years European Chamionship Rollerblading tour. In 2009 The Westblaak Skatepark hosted the finals. This year Rotterdam is a premium stop, riders earn double points on this stop. The skatepark also celebrated their 10 year anniversary.
Saturday was a very hot day, and therefore the amount of spectators wasn’t like last year. Nevertheless the atmosphere was great and the riders were hyped to compete. The skaters from France, the UK, Bulgari, Spain, the Netherlands and Brasil skated at their highest level.
Cause of the heat the ramp was faster than ever before. Cesar from Brasil landed a perfect double backflip. The best all round skater of the day was Spanish skater Nel Martin, he owned the ramp with much style, impressive grinds and huge airs. Unfortunately for the Dutch organisation spain also won the day after….. Second place went to French skater Anthony Avella and UK skater Rich Parker claims the bronze medal.
– Sven Boekhorst
The tour has 4 more stops in Europe: Moscow date: 30-31 july, 1 august Spain 20/21 august Bulgaria 28/29 august Berlin 2/3 october Finals