Race 2011

Mount Vernon - CAN

Confort - FRA

Bettola (Piacenza) - ITA

Teolo (Padova) - ITA

Chuyer - FRA

Schoenberg am Kamp - AUT

San Dimas, CA, USA (TBC)



Vernon, CANADA Jun. 11-12

Unbeatable in North America!
US National Champion Scott Peer won a very close race on Davide Tacchini (ITA), in Vernon, Canada.
Excellent third place for the Canadian newcomer Justen Ortiz.


On the short, but challenging course of Vernon in British Columbia, Scott Peer has shown once again that nobody can beat him in North America. Some of the best inline riders in the world came to the US to compete, but the last one who has been able to be faster than him was Austria’s Werner Ladurner back in 2002.
The race, surrounded by the wonderful natural panoramas of British Columbia, perfectly organized by one of the world’s best skateboard riders, Mischo Erban was 1.2 km long with a steep and fast first part, followed by a long straight section. In between, two challenging turns, a tricky left hander which required braking and a faster, hard to manage, right hander.
After the first run Scott Peer had a huge advantage (56”22 against 58”16) on his strogest opponent, Davide Tacchini of Italy. This race has shown once again the sportily fight between these two riders which have been going on for a few seasons, especially in North America.
In the second run Davide, who had braked too much at the first turn, tried to push to the limit, and lowered his time of almost two seconds, but his condition is definitely not excellent, yet.
Scott, with a perfect run, set the best time of the day, a great 55”79, deserving a close victory.
The track was really interesting, since the first two turns were as hard as the ones you can find on the most famous European courses. The final straight section was more for drafting fights, but riders had the chance to skate on definitely a complete course.
The 2011 IIDA world cup will fly back to Europe in mid July to compete on the new course of Confort, in France, one week before the Bettola FIRS world championships.

Davide TACCHINI (Ita), Scott PEER (USA), Justen Ortiz (Can)