It was at Fornos de Algodres that Portugal received, with the support of Monkeybiz, the Slackline European Cup, where the best trickliners in Europe to fought for the cup.

For three days, European athletes cheered the Portuguese village, competing with their incredible tricks, in the individuals cup and, for the first time, in the national teams competition. All this in an amphitheater with a sight difficult to describe.

The small town of Fornos de Algodres, so close to Serra da Estrela, created the ideal conditions for this competition to be a success for the public and a great experience for the athletes and in that, it was extremely successful.

Individuals competition

In this competition the first two heats served to rank the 8 best athletes for the final phase. Each athlete had two opportunities to perform and, in the end, the best score of each defined the finalists.

  • Valentin Huet

  • Esneider Escuder

  • Michael Massivo

  • Rui Mimoso

  • Alfred Gutierrez

  • Adrian Portoles

  • Nikolay Shemalov

  • Oscar Cortegoso

Ainda assim, ficaram pelo caminho atletas tão fortes como Flávio Silva, André Antunes, Petr Dockal, Marco Venchi, Arthur Magel ou Dimitry Shnykik.

In the finals, once again with two heats, things tightened and each athlete gave everything to secure a place on the podium.

Nikolay’s creativity, Rui’s spins, Michael’s aggressiveness, and Alfred’s and Oscar’s will came into contention. However, who took the best, combining great maneuvers, always with the lightness that characterizes, was Valentin.

After him, Esneider, who with the greater amplitude of the competition, pulled some incredible doubles and long combos. Third place was a prize for consistency. After a long absence from injury, and then almost giving up the finals, making just the second heat, Adrian earned a well-deserved third place with Michael only a few tenths away.

  • Michael Massivo european slackline cup
  • Flávio Silva european slackline cup
  • Marco Venchi european slackline cup
  • Oscar Cortegoso european slackline cup
  • Valentin Huet european slackline cup
  • Nikolay Shelamov european slackline cup
  • Rui Mimoso european slackline cup
  • Esneider Escudero european slackline cup
  • Petr Dockal european slackline cup
  • Adrian Portoles european slackline cup
  • Alfred Gutierrez european slackline cup

Teams competition

In the teams competition we saw Portugal, Spain and Russia fighting for the title. In this model, each team was composed of 3 athletes and the representatives of each one were: Michael Massivo, Rui Mimoso and Flávio Silva (Portugal), Esneider Escudero, Oscar Cortegoso and Alfred Gutierrez (Spain), Nikolay Shelamov, Arthur Magel and Dimitry Shnyrik (Russia).

Each athlete had, in the qualifiers and finals, one minute per heat, and the team score resulted from the average score of the members of each team.

Spain ranked first, Portugal second and Russia third.