This week sees the start of the ultimate Italian showdown, the official National Championships of the Slalom, Formula, Speed and Freestyle all at one beach over the course of 8 days. So far light wind have hit the course area but if the quality of the riders and this video are anything to go by you should definitely stay tuned.

Check three potential winners over the next few pages, first up, the video from yesterday.

Jacopo Testa

Jacopo is without a doubt the hot favourite to win the freestyle discipline after coming third at the first EFPT Tour stop of 2014 in Austria just over a month ago. He will face some fierce competition from the likes of Mattia Fabrizi but if he can hold his own like in Austria then he will be hard to beat.

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Alberto Menegatti

There would be something wrong with us if Alberto wasn't in the list. Just shy of his first PWA world title last year, he has been winning PWA events over and over and didn't have too bad a start at the first PWA event just last week.

Matteo Iachino

Matteo actually pipped Alberto Menegatti by one place last week and is clearly a threat. There is a chance that he could hold his game and also take the top spot in the slalom. No doubt these guys will also enter other events, perhaps both speed and formula where they will both excel. Watch this space.