Brandon Loupos - the current UCI World Cup points leader - discusses this week's event in Montpellier, France, sending double flairs in Australia, losing teeth, having more fun than Kevin Peraza, and more.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Brandon Loupos: Yes, it was the first stop of the Toyota Bmx Triple Challenge in Anaheim, CA. Went pretty good, Qualified 1st on the first day, then second in the semis and finished 4th in finals but I had fun! Can’t wait to do it all again in a couple of weeks!
With the sun setting and the winds picking up, our top qualified BMX Freestyle Pros battled for top spot, with 24-year old Australian Brandon Loupos putting together a gold medal performance. When asked what surprised him about the finals, Loupos replied, “Actually, the biggest surprise was me winning today. I just wanted to come here and ride and do my best with all my friends. It was definitely hard because of the wind, but to win and stick both runs was a blessing and I’m stoked for that.” FISE veteran Daniel Dhers placed second, spinning and flipping all over the course with his calculated, technical tricks including his signature 360 tail-whip, grabbing 9,000 points to push him into the lead for the UCI World Cup overall rankings.
Brandon Loupos stayed in Colorado for a week, after winning the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Denver stop, of the FISE World Tour. I took Brandon on a tour to ride the concrete parks and trails that Colorado has to offer. Brandon killed it as usual!! Enjoy.