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
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.