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MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 Day 6: Awards Ceremony

Day 6 marked the end of the MINI Kitesurf World Cup Sylt 2012, event held in Germany, from the 26th of June until the 1st of July. The highlight of the day was the awards ceremony during which the 2012 Slalom World Champions were crowned in front of hundreds of spectators. Speaking about spectators, it must be mentioned that the MINI Kitesurf World Cup was a big success with more than 98,000 spectators coming by to check out the action during the 6 days of competition.

The winner of the 2012 Slalom Champion title is RRD-sponsored French rider Julien Kerneur. Second place went to another Frenchman, mainly North-sponsored rider Maxime Nocher. Airush-sponsored Dutch rider Rolf van der Vlugt took 3rd.

The one to claim 1st place in the World Champion Slalom fleet, women’s division, was Airush-sponsored Dutch rider Katja Roose. Second place when to Caroline Adrien (France, Cabrinha) while 3rd went to Kristin Boese (Germany, Best).

The abovementioned Rolf van der Vlugt took 1st place in the course racing division. The fight in this division was very tight as it is a future Olympic discipline and everyone wants to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As I was saying, Rolf van der Vlugt took 1st place in the challenging conditions the North Sea threw at the competitors. 2nd place went to Florian Gruber (Germany, North) and 3rd to Blazej Ozog (Poland, North).

Out of all the women competitors, the one to claim 1st place in the course racing division was Caroline Adrien. Katja Roose claimed 2nd place and Christine Bönniger (Germany, Flysurfer) took 3rd.

In the men’s freestyle division, the top three spots were claimed by Mario Rodwald (Germany, North), Stefan Spiessberger (Austria, North), and Luke Whiteside (UK, North). The top three spots in the women’s freestyle division went to Annelous Lammerts (Netherlands, Slingshot), Sabrina Lutz (Germany, North), and Kelly Schouten (Netherlands, Ozone).

So to recap, the results of the MINI KTE Sylt 2012 are as follows:

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Slalom Men

  • 1. Julien Kerneur
  • 2. Maxime Nocher
  • 3. Rolf van der Vlugt

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Slalom Women

  • 1. Katja Roose
  • 2. Caroline Adrien
  • 3. Kristin Boese

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Course Racing Men

  • 1. Rolf van der Vlugt
  • 2. Florian Gruber
  • 3. Blazej Ozog

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Course Racing Women

  • 1. Caroline Adrien
  • 2. Katja Roose
  • 3. Christine Bönniger

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Freestyle Men

  • 1. Mario Rodwald
  • 2. Stefan Spiessberger
  • 3. Luke Whiteside

MINI KTE 2012 Sylt 2012 – Freestyle Women

  • 1. Annelous Lammerts
  • 2. Sabrina Lutz
  • 3. Kelly Schouten

The next event of the 2012 MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe (KTE) will take place in The Netherlands, from the 16th until the 19th of August. For the first time the tour will visit Brouwersdam, one of the most popular beaches for windsurfing and kiteboarding.