About

Age
23 years old


Hi, my name is Thomas Genon. My discipline is MTB freeride/slopestyle. My friends call me La Frite (The Chip). I was born on 21 August 1993 in Belgium. My philosophy of life is just love life. My favourite food is chips (hence my nickname). My favourite music is rock.

Bio

Thomas Genon, who hails from southern Belgium, is fast climbing the rankings in MTB slopestyle. After promising results in 2010 and 2011, it all came together in a great FMB World Tour 2012 season!

Claiming victory in the Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx was the real highlight of this 'unknown' teenager's career to date. "I was fixing my music at the top of the run and someone came over to tell me that I won the comp," said Genon about the surprise victory. He also took an impressive win at 26TRIX that same year, and went on to finish third in the general classification for the FMB World Tour 2012. Since then, he has taken podium finishes at the Vienna Air King, Red Bull Rampage and the King of Dirt.

In 2014, Genon took the win at Hall of Dirt, along with slopestyle victories at both the FISE WORLD Andorra and the FISE WORLD Montpellier. He also claimed second place at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes.

2015 was also filled with podiums, racking up third places at both Crankworx Les 2 Alpes and Red Bull Joyride, as well as taking the win at Swatch Rocket Air Slopestyle.

Genon's consistent top finishes are a true testament to his unrivalled skill atop the saddle. Being one of the youngest athletes on the tour, such victories proves his great potential to climb even more top steps at slopestyle events in the future.

Rider Infos

Sport(s) you practice

Favorite practiced sport

Mountain bike

Ride equipment(s)

Wakeboard

Munich MASH 2016 - Overall Sport Highlights

Welcome to the next level! This year once again MASH will be presenting top-level action sports featuring some of the world’s best athletes. Following its success in previous years, Swatch Prime Line will return as a Diamond Event on the FMB World Tour, while for the first time the Street League Skateboarding World Tour will hold its first stop at MASH. The world’s wakeboard elite will also descend on Germany this summer to go head to head in a thrilling Big Air contest. PAUL RODRIGUEZ WINS THE 2016 SLS NIKE SB WORLD TOUR IN MUNICH Starting the season with a strong victory was Nike SB Pro Paul Rodriguez, earning his first SLS victory since 2013, his fifteenth 9 Club trick, $80,000 and the prized Golden Ticket to the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. Second and third places deservedly went to Luan Oliveira and Nyjah Huston, each both favorites to make the Championship. DOMINIK HERNLER ROCKS THE OLYMPIC LAKE AT THE MASH Dominik Hernler rocked the Olympic Lake this Sunday with victory at the WAKEBOARD BIG AIR event. The Austrian pulled off a stunning Switch Mobe Melon to claim top spot ahead of local heroes Dominik Gührs and Nico von Lerchenfeld at what was the first edition of this exciting event in Munich’s Olympic Park. “I am so happy. Today everything came off and the atmosphere here at the Olympic Lake was really cool,” commented event winner Hernler. The final of the WABEBOARD BIG AIR contest, held in front of 16.500 MASH-spectators lining the banks of the lake, could hardly have been tenser. ROGATKIN (USA) WINS THE SWATCH PRIME LINE AT MASH 2016 The world’s best slopestyle athletes competed in Munich at Swatch Prime Line at MASH today in front of 20,000 spectators in the Olympic Park. In the historic setting it was a nonetheless historic day for the 20-year-old American, who won his first ever FMB Diamond Series Event at Swatch Prime Line.

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Munich MASH 2016 - Swatch Prime Line Highlights

The world’s best slopestyle athletes competed in Munich at Swatch Prime Line at MASH today in front of 20,000 spectators in the Olympic Park. In the historic setting it was a nonetheless historic day for the 20-year-old American, who won his first ever FMB Diamond Series Event at Swatch Prime Line.   Rogatkin soared through the air off the last kicker after already knowing that his win was sealed, and showed his “Twister”, before celebrating his success with the ecstatic crowd – even though he could not land the trick. An impressive Max Fredriksson (SWE) and Logan Peat (CAN), who battled back pains since Friday, completed the podium. With his win in Munich this weekend, Rogatkin extends his lead in the FMB Diamond Series. Even more so, due to the fact that last year’s one-two Brett Rheeder (CAN) and Thomas Genon (BEL) each had an unlucky contest. The Swatch Fan Award went to Nico Scholze (GER), for making the crowd get the loudest during his run.

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Chase The Nullity - Film Complet

3 Riders: Nicolas Chauffier (Habitué des compétitions FISE), Jeremy Ferey (vainqueur d'une étape du FMB world tour il y a 1 mois) et Thomas Genon (athlète redbull, actuellement numéro 1 mondial).3 spots: Abbaretz, Mont Ganelon et Venette3 weekends de tournageRésultats un film de 21 minutes et 12 secondes...que du bonheur!

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Drop in - MTB - Slopestyle Rider - Thomas Genon - 2013

Thomas Genon, who comes from southern Belgium, is quickly climbing the rankings in MTB slopestyle. Get to know how Genon started his career and continues to kill it in the industry winning Red Bull Joyride at age 18.

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