On 26 May 2018 the international elite will go head-to-head in front of the iconic MuCEM building next to the city's beautiful harbour. Competitors will include the reigning world champion Jason Wynyard from New Zealand, French champion Pierre Puybaret and ten more top athletes from Europe and around the world.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy sees the world's best logger sports athletes do battle with razor-sharp axes and saws in a series of disciplines requiring power, precision and endurance. Only the best qualify for what is regarded as the sport's toughest competition. In 2018 the event will take place on 26 May in front of the MuCEM in Marseille. Set against the stunning backdrop of the city's beautiful harbour, the elite athletes will go head-to-head in four consecutive disciplines held in a knockout format. The top competitors manage to chop through four wooden blocks in less than a minute.
Among those competing at the Champions Trophy in Marseille will also be the reigning and record-holding world champion Jason Wynyard. The New Zealander, one of the sport's outstanding athletes, is looking forward to the first international competition of the season. Two more title favourites are the Canadian Stirling Hart and Martin Komarek from the Czech Republic. At last year's Champions Trophy Stirling Hart finished second right behind Australia's Brad De Losa, while Komarek came in third. In Marseille more top athletes from the U.S.A., Australia, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Austria and Great Britain will compete.
Alongside with the Champions Trophy, the Rookie World Championship will take place in the same venue. The world's best up-and-coming logger sports athletes from all over the world will go head-to-head in Marseille.