This year, it was the turn of Titus, the German action sports retailer, to walk away with the crown from the annual Vans Shop Riot, the footwear brand’s European skateboard contest for sales staff.
The finals were held in Madrid’s Chopera Skatepark and Titus managed to defeat the Coyote Grind Lounge crew from Sweden. They did so even after they lost one of their athletes due to injury in a previous round. Team manager Yannick Schall had to step in to complete the band of skateboarders.
A film on the Madrid finals is available on YouTube.