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[2006] Antibes International slalom 2006

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:49 pm
by Pierre Samray
Here are some news from south of France.

Antibes International Slalom will take place during the last week of September. (or first week of October not to clash with Gruningen) Ed note Nov 30, 2005. /Jani

We'll try to make it during 3 days. (One flat part and one on the Garoupe hill)
RACES : Tight, special, giant and of course our traditional "nations slalom".
PLACE : Salice and Garoupe but we're studying the possibility to eventually move the race.
ANIMATION : 2 big parties and bbq (one with live music). freestyle demo, child slalom...
MEDIA : a big work on the promotion with local and national media to bring crowd in La Garoupe.
ACCOMODATION : We try to lodge all the racers at the same place near the race and at low cost.
INFORMATION : Internet site will be ready before the end of the year. Any question here before it ready.
SPONSORING AND PRIZES : We begin now to pick up sponsors for our event.

I want to thank all the racers present on the precedent editions 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and especially all those who came this year even if we haven't really promoted the event.
It was fun! And give us the willingness to continue..

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:07 pm
by Peter Klang
Word Pierre,
get up stand up, don´t give up the fight.


Antibes 2006

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:36 pm
by Stefano Bellingeri
Come'on Pierre!
Do not give up!
Next year I will be there!
With or without any media coverage or prize.
Try to train and give my best regards to the whole family!
PS: What about organizing a winter training session together at La Garoupe?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:39 pm
by Anders Hellquist
Antibes rocks!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:56 am
by Jadranko Radovanovic
Hi Pierre,

please notice that we have the Zurich competition at the same time as your world cup.
We can't move the race, because there is the carfree day in the city of Zurich. There are 100'000 people in Zurich on this day and perhaps we will be the Highlight of the whole event, what means a big media coverige.

It will be Sunday the 24. September 2006.

Is it possible for you to have the race one week before or after the competition in Zurich ?

It will be bad to have two competitions on the same date.


Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:49 pm
by Pierre Samray
No prob Jadranko.
I respect your work and never put a date at the same moment as your event.
Certainly one week after. I'm waiting to see the city before deciding, but some people from the beach have complain about the disturbation, that why we move a little bit later in the season.

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:57 pm
by Pierre Samray
Peter and Anders and all the swedish scene : thanks for your support. I apreciate a lot.
It will be great as never in Antibes next year!
Stefano : We had a giant the 4 of december in La Garoupe during the telethon.
you're welcome as everybody. Just a small race for animation.

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:34 pm
by Jadranko Radovanovic
Nice Pierre,

If it's a week before or after, some us skaters can attend both races !

We will be there as every year !

Antibes is a kind of extra summer time for us !!

See you at the next race....


Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:32 am
by Janis kuzmins
Antibes rulzz!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:36 pm
by alavoine jean paul
Antibes rocks and rolls...

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:52 pm
by Pierre Samray
Popaul: We need your 2 legs to race with the French team next year.
And I need translate the rules in a true english on the internet site of the race. I'll let you know. See you and be strong.

J-Rad : Let's try to work together to have some US racers in our races.

Invitation in Antibes on Dec 4th

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:38 pm
by Stefano Bellingeri
Hi Pierre,
unfortunately I won't be able to participate on Dec 4th. In fact I will have to be in Turin for the Olimpics Saturday afternoon and I'm too tired to jump on the car on saturday evening.
Sorry and many thanks for the invitation. I promise that I will be there next year.

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:58 am
by Pierre Samray
hello Stefano
Count you in next time, no problem.
La Garoupe was so nice this sunday with the blue of the sea and the white of the snow on the mountain!!!!
Only 15 people in the start.

Just some words for those who try to e-mail me.
I've no more e-mail actualy and a new clash on my computer!
You can let me message here.

THANKS and see you soon

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:07 pm
by alavoine jean paul
Happy New Year to all of my friends down south...


Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:41 am
by Maria Carrasco
What is the update on this event? Has the date been finalized yet? Might be planning a trip there if we can work it out . . .

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:29 am
by Jadranko Radovanovic

Pierre plans his Event one weekend before or after the Over80Cones race in Zurich (24. September).

I will ask him if he has detailed information and keep you informing here.


Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:19 am
by Jani Soderhall
It should happen on September 30 - October 1.

I think that is a pretty safe bet. We discussed it a couple of weeks ago and it is still announced as that on

At that time Janis Kuzmins needed to know and by now I think that he has already booked his ticket, so I hope it won't change now.


Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:37 pm
by Janis kuzmins
I booked ticket for 30.sep./1.okt.

Antibes confirmed

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:44 am
by Jani Soderhall
I just spoke to Pierre and he confirmed that Antibes will be held as announced on September 30 and October 1st.



Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:09 pm
by Maria Carrasco
Thank you all very much for the quick replies and update. :)

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:21 pm
by Pierre Samray
Hello all. Sorry so buzy
Just to confirm ANTIBES WORLD CUP will be held.
September 30th
October 1st
Saturday morning : tight for young, am, woman and pro. on a flat place near the sea
then special slalom late in the afternoon with a nocturn finale for the pro
Sunday morning : Giant on the GAROUPE HILL (always front the sea)
Sunday afternoon : Nation slalom.

The site with all the complete information open in few days. Be patient : thank you
See you soon on the French riviera.

For any questions
You can contact me here :

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:42 pm
by Ramón Königshausen
I like those news. They make me looking forward to your event which always was a real pleasure!


Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:43 pm
by Pierre Samray
Thanks Ramon!
I know Antibes it's a very special place where racers seem to be more at holiday than at race. ( shouting with the micro to get the racer out of the sea to go to the start! it's really typical in Antibes!)

We are working hard to put the registration certainly next week on the net with the official internet site.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:15 pm
by Pierre Samray
here is the official site
We are working to have soon the english version but you already can register no use to speak french.

We certainly propose an easy accomodation in front the sea near the Garoupe. We have reserved about 40 beds. We give you complete information very soon.

[2006] Antibes 2006 registration

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:25 pm
by Pierre Samray

Antibes slalom world cup
We open today the registration
Sorry it's still only in French, english version arrive!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:11 pm
by Pierre Samray
This edition should be like the 2004 one (the nicest!)
Do you remember that? ... ntibes.wmv

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:09 am
by Pierre Samray
We add soon all the informations about accomodations.
We are just waiting for the answer of "RELAI INTERNATIONALE DE LA JEUNESSE" which will be only open for us. It's 300 hundreds meters from the giant track front the sea.
I think it's no use looking after another place to sleep.

See you in Antibes

New Schedule

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:36 am
by Pierre Samray

Because of a semi marathon running race organized the same day, we have to move the giant to the Saturday and put the nation's cup on the SALICE Parking.

Training start at 9H30
Race start at 11

Training start at 3pm
Race at 4pm
Nocturn finale for the pro at 8pm

Training start at 9h30
Race at 10

Training start at 3 pm

REWARD at 6 pm

Antibes Longskate Organisation try to respect the schedule.
Racers who used to come here know that!
We'll distribute a very precise schedule during the registration Saturday morning.

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:11 pm
by Charles_Thubert
Hy Pierre!
I will be there!

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:13 pm
by alavoine jean paul
Hi Pierre and friends! Still in need of a good DJ for your contest ?

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:03 pm
by Pierre Samray
hEY Popol!
I still have 2 DJ (one of whom speak very good english and german) . But I need somebody who can help me to translate the internet site in english.

Anyway you're welcome on the race. If you want to help, we can lodge you.

SALICE Parking

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:51 am
by Claude Regnier
Is this a flat parking or is it sloped? I would like to know, Please!

We are booked to arrive in Antibes on September 20th and will leave on the 5th of October.

We plan to go to Zurich for the 80 cones.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:32 am
by Pierre Samray
Hello Claude
So you will be there!
Great news!

The tracks : The giant is fast (I think more than Brixxleg) but shorter (30 secondes)
special and tight will be on a flat track (but our start ramp give you a good speed!)

We have some pictures on the site

Don't forget to add your name on the registration list

See you in Antibes

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:05 pm
by Ramón Königshausen
hm....isn´t it possible to move the Special Slalom to La Garoupe Hill? :|


Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:33 am
by Pierre Samray
Unfortunatly not. It was what I had previous first.
But there is a big pedestrian race on the same day.
The city let me 2 solutions : Cancel or move to the parking. I have chosen the second solution! But remember the very hot public we have at night on this place Ramon!! All these (practicly ) nudes girls shouting....Ra...mon! Ra..mon!
You know for sure it will be more difficult to beat Luca on this type of track...I'm sure you'll enjoy the challenge. :-)

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:11 am
by Ramón Königshausen
Ok, ok, ok - I see. 1:0 for you Pierre. See you there, I'm so much looking forward. ;-)


Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:44 pm
by Pierre Samray
You can reserv the accomodtions in sending a mail to our president
Tell if you want to stay friday, sathurday or sunday.

Remember the lodge is only open for us. So for thise who want to arrive early you have to find another solution.

Claude Reynier I know you arrive before so let me know I have certainly a solution for you.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:48 pm
by Pierre Samray
The t-shirt of the event is realy nice...but we have only 60...We keep for the 60 first register.
But anyway we never be more in Antibes....Only the pure are coming :-)))

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:14 am
by Paul Price
Hi Pierre, we expect about 8 British to come to Antibes - should be good!

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:29 pm
by Pierre Samray
wow! I tell to the bar to order much more beer! :-))
lot of swedish too!
And I usual the incredible swiss teams, Janis from letvia and Claude from Canada, the russians girls. The Italians with their Capo : Luca. lot of french, but for time no americans and more strange no germans?
Let see later. The internet list is never the same as the race list.

Anyway we try to prepare something great for this (last) edition. We wan't you to have a lot of fun in coming here. I know some of the racers are more in vaccation that at race. And it give a good spirit to the race.

See you soon on the french riviera

Don't cpunt 'em out yet, EH!

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:24 pm
by Claude Regnier
Pierre, Maria & Richy & Jason mentioned they we're interested in going and I am sure that after ASR this weekend Maria will be able to find a cheap flight if they can make it.

They'll all be at La Costa and I'll see if they are still attempting the trek. We talked about having a North American Team in the Nations Cup this year neither of us would have 3 of our own.

Thanks for the e-mail we write you in a bit.

Ramon tell Chris to check his e-mail again. What days are you practicing before Zurich so we know when to plan our travel days, EH!

C & MB

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:40 pm
by Ramón Königshausen
Claude, we normally practice on Tuesday evenings but actually we are quite flexible so we could easily have another training session on Thursday or so.

see you soon


Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:19 pm
by Jani Soderhall

How much is the entry fee?
How much is the accommodation?


Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:58 pm
by Guillaume Saint-Criq
20 EUR (+0,40 EUR "Stay" Tax) / night
24,90 EUR (+0,40) / night with breakfast

(info posted by Pierre on

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:14 am
by Pierre Samray
entrey fee is 30 for am and woman
60 for pro : included : 3 slaloms + nation's cup, t-shirts, barbecue on sathurday night.
PRIZE MONEY is 500 euros for the overall winner.

About accomodations please send e-mail to
we have to resev and pay in advance. So if you don't want to sleep on the beach or in a 100 euros room hotel let us know.

About media we have 80 spot of 30 secondes with EUROPE 2 RADIO during 2 Weeks.
2 TV channel certainly will cover the event too.

"Desilusion mag" will represent the specialised press and "Nice Matin" the local paper.

To help us n organisation, for those who are sure to come, please add your name on the list before 27 of september . Thank you

See you soon friends for the last big cones battle of the years.

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:21 am
by Pierre Samray
Somebody can tell to Mickael Hadestrand there is still place in hotel Josse just in front the race. For 4 personnes + 2 personnes
he has to send e-mail there
they send him different offer for him

thank you.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:17 pm
by Janis kuzmins
Hi Pierre.
We will come 4.Latvians. i need to contact you, but i cant, may be i have wrong your e mail adress. can you send me your e mail adress on


Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:48 pm
by Jani Soderhall
Janis kuzmins wrote:Pierre, maybe i have wrong your e mail adress.
Try his (no dots or _ in his name) .
I think it's his new email.


new Pierre e-mail

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:55 pm
by Gianluca Ferrero
Yes, Pierre Samray changed his mails.
I personally spoke to him and it was very fine and friendly, speaking about World Cup. I'm happy to see that his competition will be always better and also that for this edition there will be a good media coverage. The giant is just setted up so don't hesitate to run....

THX PIERRE for doing this.

I forgot to tell everybodies that his new mail in his shop his

Have everybodies a good practise before Antibes' World Cup: HOPE TO MEET YOU ALL THERE

Gianluca Ferrero
Coniskate Pres.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:20 pm
by Pierre Samray
Hello all.
here the 2 mails where you can join me. at work, so have a look everyday. , at home and less time to even put my computer on!

Somes informations about the races.

2 runs for all, if time enough a third run for the 8 best pros, 8 best am, 4 best woman.
Possibility to have an intermediar start : for young or woman who will be afraid to start from the top...In this case for sure we'll put a strong penality (as 30 secondes)
cones penality =0.20 sec

: same slalom for everybody : 2 runs of qualifications for all : 16 amateurs, 4 womans, 4 youngs qualify for the final. Particularity about the juniors : they will be ranked with the am class, (so can race the am final if qualify) then have there own ranking : The 4 best junior make their own final just before the pro.
SPECIAL PRO : SATHURDAY EVENING. qual Pro (same slalom) then final junior and final pro.
cone penality =0.10 sec

TIGHT as STRAIGHT SLALOM 40 cones (space 1m80) "cyber slalom riderz" rules.
2 attemps for all 3 attemps for 32 best time (all categories mixed) 4 attemps for 16 best time.
5 attemps for 8 best times 6 attemps for 4 best times 7 and last attemps for the 2 best times. the riders go by pair on a parallele slalom. More attemps you have, more chance you have to go faster.
cone penality = 0.10 sec
For each races we'll have an overall ranking and a categorie ranking (pro, am, women, junior)

Team of 3 riders from the same nations (a nation can have 2 teams)
8 best teams fight in final.

How we rank the team.
we take the 2 best performances of the 3 members of the team during the 3 races.
We count the qualification time only to have no differences between the categories, In Antibes no specific slalom for am or pro.
points systeme is what we use in french championship (more easy than ISSA syst, sorry Korky! :-))
100 1st
80 2nd
70 3rd
65 4st
60 5st
56 6st
52 7st
50 8st
48 9st
46 10st
44 11
42 12
40 13
38 14
36 15
34 16
32 17
30 18
29 19
28 20
till 47st and more who have 1 points.

the name of the 3 members of a team must be given before 12 oclock on sunday (before the end of the last race)
Team 1 vs 8 4 vs 5 3 vs 6 2 vs 7. The team which as the best ranking choice the track.
TEAM A vs TEAM B. 9 runs maxi
A1 vs B1, A2 vs B2, A3 vs B3, A1 vs B2, A2 vs B3, A3 vs B1, A1 vs B3, A2 vs B1, A3 vs B2. The fisrt team who has 5 points win.
No time setter : only a falce start signal at the start and 3 marshalls on the arrival line who determinate the winner. 5 cones and more = DQ. In case of egality on the line the cones make the difference, in Case of total egality it can be a rerun.

Tomorrow : last day to reserv accomodation in the "relai internationale de la jeunesse"
send mail here

Thanks and see you soon