May 26th, 2011 by alliance

The 15th annual FISE (Festival International Sports Extrêmes) will take place in Montpellier, France along the Berges du Lez River May 30-June 5. FISE is one of the biggest European Freestyle Contests and will play host to the world’s best professional and amateur athletes in BMX, Wake, MTB, and Skate. Tens of thousands of spectators flood the banks each year to get an up close and personal view as the college town of Montpellier transforms into an adrenaline packed, action sports arena.

For the wake competition, two, side by side, Sesitec System 2.0’s will pull riders down both sides of the “street style” course.The System 2.0 allows riders to maximize course space and take more creative approaches in their runs. Confirmed riders include Shawn Watson, Kevin Henshaw, Keith Lidberg, Nico von Lerchenfeld, Shane Bonifay, Marc Rossiter, Mike Ennen, Yann Thibault, Nate Perry, Brian Reeder, Kaesen Suyderhoud, Trevor Bashir, Dan Nott, Quinn Silvernale, Dylan Miller, Rocco von Straten, Daan Rigter, Felix Georgii, Freddy Von Osten, Hugo Charbit and many more.The best of the best will once again converge on Southern France for a fierce rail-riding battle, a week of parties and action packed madness. The FISE experience always leaves a lasting impression.

Check out the teaser:
Teaser FISE 15 officiel by fise

Prize Money:

$10,000 USD Total

1st – $3,500

2nd – $2,500

3rd $1,500

4th $1,000

Best Trick Kicker – $750

Best Trick Rail – $750

Format:

Top 4 riders from 2010 + 4 wildcard spots are pre-qualified at organizer’s discretion.

1 rider from each of the Best Trick contests on Wednesday June 1st and Thursday June 2nd, plus 6 riders from the pro qualifications on Friday June 3rd will go to Semis on Saturday June 4th.

Semi-Finals Round 1: 16 Riders, 4 heats of 4 – 2 riders advance

Semi-Finals Round 2: Top 8 head to head – 1 rider advances

Finals: Top 4: 20 minute Jam Session

To sign up for the event, go to: http://fise-events.net/fr/fise-montpellier/actualites/fm-discipline-wake-15-1.html Click on the “Inscriptions” button in the upper right hand corner, then scroll down to find the link for “Wake.” You can also register onsite until 5:00 PM on Wednesday June 1st.

For more info, please contact: Eric Moulin ericmoulin@fise-events.net Tél : +33 (0)6 09 84 34 92

Tentative Wake Schedule:

Monday May 30th

3:00 PM Course opens for Practice / Free-Ride

Tuesday May 31st

Onsite Registration and Rider Check in

10:30 AM -5:00 PM Open Practice / Free-Ride

Wednesday June 1st

Onsite Registration and Rider Check in – REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5:00 PM!

10:30 AM -7:00 PM Open Practice / Free-Ride

7:30 PM Riders Meeting

8:00 PM Best Trick “Kicker” Contest (one rider goes through to Semis)

Thursday June 2nd:

10:30 AM-5:00 PM Open Practice / Free-Ride

5:00 PM Riders Meeting

5:30 PM Best Trick “Rail” Contest (one rider goes through to Semis)

Friday June 3rd:

10:30 AM -2:00 PM Practice / Free-Ride

2:00 PM Riders Meeting

2:30 PM Pro Qualifications (6 riders go through to Semis)

Saturday June 4th:

10:00 – 11:00 AM Practice / Free-Ride

11:15 AM Riders Meeting

11:30 AM- 1:00 PM Pro Semi-Finals: Round 1: 16 Riders.

1:00 -4:45 PM Practice / Free-Ride

5:00 PM Round 2: Pro Top 8 Head to Head

Sunday June 5th:

10:00 AM-1:15 PM Practice / Free-Ride

1:30 PM Pro Finals Jam Session – Top 4 (20 minutes)

2:00 – 4:30 PM Video / Photo Media Shoot

5:00 PM Awards

*This is a tentative schedule and subject to change

Host Hotel: le Sun City Géolia

70/72 Avenue du Pont Juvénal

34000 MONTPELLIER, France

04 67 13 58 58

http://www.goelia.com

Live webcast at www.fise-events.net

Find out all the details from last year’s contest here and join the event on Facebook!

Course design and setup by French rider Hugo Charbit.

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