The winners: team Sweden
The winners: team Sweden © David Malacrida

This year the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB also featured a Short Film Competition. Judged by their peers at the award night, it was the all-Swede team, lead by filmer Simon Duse, who came out on top as the winner of the team battle taking the coveted “Best Film” title. “I really liked the team format, it made the whole event so personal and created a great atmosphere!”, commented the stoked Duse, who won himself a special edition Giant bike.

Bringing creativity to the game, all teams worked tightly together, with Team Hadrien Picard, aka the French team, featuring an ‘inner child’ theme, while Team Mario Feil poured inspiration from Livigno’s smuggling history and the story behind the bike trails. Team El Flamingo used fireworks to light up the action on all the obstacles and focused on getting the maximum out of the course, as well as, on the freeride trails.

The stunning results speak for themselves on our videogallery. Lean back and enjoy the masterpieces!

Team Simon Duse: Martin Söderström (SWE), Anton Thelander (SWE), Linus Sjöholm (SWE), photographer: Daniel Rönnbäck (SWE) and film maker: Simon Malmberg Duse (SWE)

Team Hadrien Picard: Yannick Granieri (FRA), Pierre Edouard Ferry (FRA), Antoni Villoni (FRA), Antoine Bizet (FRA), Szymon Godziek (POL), photographer: Stef Candé (FRA), film maker: Hadrien Picard (FRA)

Team Mario Feil: Andi Wittmann (GER), Timo Pritzel (GER), Geoff Gulevich (CAN), Ben Byers (CAN), Andi Brewi (AUT), photographer: Markus Greber (GER), film maker: Mario Feil (GER)

Team El Flamingo: Tobi Wrobel (GER), Peter Henke (GER), Sam Pilgrim (GBR), Sam Reynolds (GBR), Clemens Kaudela (AUT), photographer: Christoph Laue (GER), film maker: El Flamingo (GER)