Tom Hebert (the best French rider on tour this year) was his first victim.
Then was the time for Alberto Rondina (ITA, Cabrinha), ranked third in the world, and one of the most consistent riders on tour.
Sebastien Garat (FRA, RRD) was up next, battling for fourth place. Sebastien, having witnessed the previous heats, decided to go for a dangerous strategy: try power tricks only and risk everything to land a few of his best tricks. Unfortunately he didn’t land most of the maneuvers while Madson landed a wide variety of all the basic mobes cleanly.
After the heat Marc said he saw a huge potential in Madson’s riding skills.
At this point Madson (BRA, RRD) was sitting in third place and feeling pretty confident, considering that this was his first PKRA event. Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush) went out for his first heat of the day, ready to defend his second place.
Madson lost the heat on a 4-1 decision, but made an outstanding impression by winning so many heats in a row and is definitely a rider to look out for in the near future.
Officical Results of the double eliminations:
1. Youri Zoon (NED)
2. Alex Pastor (ESP)
3. Carlos Madson (BRA, RRD)
5. Seb Garat (FRA, RRD)
7. Tomas Teixeira Gomes (BRA, RRD)