Jacopo Testa is second at EFPT Surf Opening!
Jacopo Testa starts the freestyle season with a brilliant second place at EFPT Surf Opening Neusiedl am See 2021!
After eight full hours of competition, the single and the whole double elimination had been finished on the last day of the Surf Opening in Neusiedl am See! The north wind kicked in just like forecasted around lunch time and the first heats were up and running.
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Jacopo Testa (AV Boards / Point-7), is finally back on EFPT tour after several years of absence. The Italian was on a winning streak in the single elimination riding his Av-Boards The Turn and could only be stopped from claiming victory by no other than Amado Vrieswijk, winner of this very event in 2017.
After defending his third place of the single elimination it was Caers turn to challenge Jacopo for second place. It has been one of the closest heats of the day, but with a great display of his incredible freestyle routine, our Jacopo could seal the deal with only 0,15 points difference!
Jacopo went on to fight Vrieswijk for the first place in the double elimination. The wind had dropped slightly, which definitely favored Jacopo, with him being the lighter rider. Jacopo won over Amado and therefore took victory in the double elimination – this meant, that he would have a superfinal to chase the overall victory.
With the lighter and gusty conditions the heat time had been extended to 15 minutes, with three moves counting per tack. It was thrilling to watch the live-scoring and the lead, jumping from one rider to the other. Vrieswijk was about one point behind Jacopo until the very last minute of the heat when the Bonairean landed a powerful culo – the move that saved the day for him.
So, only at the very last trick Jacopo had to stop his freestyle fight for the victory, achieving a super deserved second place and scoring a great start of the season. Hopefully we’ll see all the season long our Jacopo fighting for the top position of every event. Next step for Jacopo is the second event of EFPT Tour at the beginning of June in Vieste, Italy.