Winners Crowned at Lords of Tram

Winners Crowned at Lords of Tram

The final day of Lords of Tram was nothing short of spectacular, with the athletes going all in for this first event of the season for the Big Air discipline.

Pippa van Iersel and Jamie Overbeek were crowned in front of the crowds in what was an outstanding battle in Barcarés, France.

Van Iersel was coming back after being out with injury for two years and told how her return to the top of of the podium and being back in competition was all she thought of in the tough times.

“It’s absolutely unbelievable,” said Van Iersel. “When I was out injured the only thing I dreamed of was getting back in competition. I imagined standing on top of the podium the whole time. Now it’s real and I’m super-thankful for my sponsors, family and friends, my whole team, for standing behind me through thick and thin. It literally cost me blood, sweat and tears.”

Overbeek, who is between main sponsors, was similarly moved by his first major international victory which he landed with a bravura show that saw off a challenge from the reigning Big Air world champion along the way.

“I’m so super-stoked that I can’t even explain it,” said Overbeek, 18. “I trained hard for this competition all year. I knew that I was good, but I didn’t know that I was going to perform this good in competition. It’s my first win, so I couldn’t be happier. I really needed this podium for myself. It’ll give me even more motivation to push it even harder.”

Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup Results


1 Jamie Overbeek (NED)
2 Jeremy Burlando (ESP)
3 Edgar Ulrich (FRA)
4 Lorenzo Casati (ESP)


1 Pippa van Iersel (NED)
2 Nathalie Lambrecht (SWE)
3 Zara Hoogenraad (NED)
4 Francesca Maini (GBR)