Jack Clark has officially been added to the FUSE Protection team. Here's their official statement - "FUSE Protection is excited to welcome the UK’s Jack Clark to our growing team. There’s no denying Jack’s incredible talent on a bicycle and his consistent podiums of the contest scene over the past few years. Jack’s explosive dynamic and stylish riding style has had everyone here at FUSE talking for a while now, and we couldn’t be more stoked to now have him part of the family.
Jack is currently on his way to Chengdu, for the Chinese stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup and then after that will be heading straight back to the UK to work on a banger of a welcome video."
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, in collaboration with Seven West Media, Australia’s number one audience company, will bring X Games Sydney to Australia next year, October 19-21, 2018. X Games Sydney will feature Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions at Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time in the event’s more than 20 year history, an X Games event will take place in Australia, home to some of the world’s best action sports athletes. Australian athletes hold 138 medals, 45 of which are gold from X Games summer and winter events.
Seven West Media will air the competitions in Australia, while in the U.S. ESPN’s coverage will be
RIDERS LINEUP AT FISE CHENGDU - NOVEMBER 3 TO 5. Not even two weeks left before the FISE World Series’ closing event in China. Located in in the heart of Chengdu, Nan hu Park is going to host the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Men and Women. Take a first look at some of the big names who will be competing with us in Chengdu:
UCI BMX FREESTYLE PARK WORLD CUP - MEN DANIEL DHERS Venezuela - age 32 BRANDON LOUPOS Australia - age 24 DANIEL SANDOVAL USA - age 23 LOGAN MARTIN Australia - age 23 KOSTYA ANDREEV Russia - age 24 MIKE VARGA Canada - age 20 ALEX COLEBORN UK - age 25 IREK RIZAEV Russia - age 19 NICK BRUCE USA - age 25 CAM PEAKE UK - age 20 COLTON WALKER USA - age 20 ALESSANDRO BARBERO Italy - age 34
Australia's BMX Freestylers set to contest the inaugural UCI Urban World Championships in China in November, their first stop on their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2017, the IOC announced that BMX Freestyle Park would be added to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BMX Freestyle Park is an exhilarating discipline of cycling which takes place in parks full of ramps with big transitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged (scored between 0-100pts over two one-minute runs) on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
Australia boasts two of the world's best, both considered to be serious medal contenders in Tokyo 2020. Logan Martin, the 2016 UCI World Cup Series champion who sits fourth in 2017 after winning Stop 1 in the Series, and Brandon Loupos whoissecond overall in 2017 after taking out Stop 2.
In their first jump towards Tokyo, riders will contest the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships this November 8-12 in Chengdu, China. The Championships will see the world’s best will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion in BMX Freestyle Park.
Some of the Australia riders who will participate in Chengdu 8 - 12 November are:
The Chinese stop of the FWS presented by Honor is coming up fast, and the city of Chengdu is getting ready to host the last stop of the 2017 FISE World Series, from November 3-5. After a high-intensity season, we are going to wrap things up in Nan Hu Park, in the heart of Sichuan’s capital city. Take a look below at the Freestyle Park, on which the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup will take place.
We've teamed up with Dale Holmes' High-Low Podcast Show and they've got a new one up with none other than Harry Leary, one of BMX's OG's who also invented the 'Leary' jump. Grab a coffee and listen to the show.
Harry Leary Podcast posted - We go back to the start in BMX during the late 70s, the Diamond Back days traveling the World promoting the brand and racing both the Anglo American Cup & Kelloggs Series during the 80s in the UK. We talk about the 85 World Championships battle with Gary Ellis, his thoughts on BMX as it sits today, Magazines, Photo shoots, social media and of course the legendary
With a start in Montpellier, then stopping in Budapest and Edmonton, the FISE World Series truly had a banging year so far. But we are not done: one last stop still needs to take place, and it will do so in Chengdu, China, from November 3-5. Sealing the deal for the 2017 season, the Chinese stop will unmistakeably push the riders to give their very best, in the hope of claiming a spot on the podium not only for the event but also for the overall FISE World Series rankings. So keep an eye on Nan Hu Park, in Chengdu: you wouldn't want to miss any of the action that will take place there.
Let’s end the season on the highest note for this 20 years of FISE celebration tour ! The fourth and last stopover of the FISE World Series in China and more exactly in the big town of Chengdu ! The 2017 international tour will end from November 3 to 5, 2017!
In line with the new voting system introduced this year to increase the number of members on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, applications are now open to candidates from the BMX Freestyle discipline. Elections for the representatives – one man and one woman for each discipline – will be held during the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, from November 8 to 12. Under the new voting system, not only will the number of athletes on the UCI Athletes’ Commission increase, but there will be men-women parity across all disciplines. All representatives on the Commission will be elected for a term of four years, from the 2017 UCI Congress to the 2021 UCI Congress. To be eligible, candidates must be currently active in the sport or have retired within the last four years before the election date.
Further information, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.
The final list of candidates, as well as more information about the voting procedure (exact venues and timetable) will be published on the UCI website on November 6th, before the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
Any athletes participating in the BMX Freestyle competition in Chengdu will be eligible to vote for one
In a fast moving world we can sometimes get lost. With so much happening on the BMX Freestyle side in 2017 with multiple events happening on each weekend, it's nice to enter a quiet month. But 2017 isn't over yet and November has two bigger events happening with the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Finals taking place in Chengdu, China 3-5 November followed by the first UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in the same city (but different location) on 10-12 November. Daniel Dhers (VEN) and Hannah Roberts (USA) are leading the World Cup at the moment and will do everything within their power to do well and seal the deal in Chengdu on the first weekend of November.
The second edition of the Antwerp City Drops event is taking place from 23-24 September 2017. Good times were had in 2016 at the inaugural event with lots of sunshine, high level dirt riding and plenty of partying. In short, a killer weekend in Belgium. The following riders have confirmed their presence and if you think you've got what it takes and your name is not on this list yet, make sure to enter the Open Qualifier event on Saturday morning and claim a spot. In any case, the Dirt contest is going to be a good one with these guys on the list already. A high air contest will take place on Saturday. A Best Trick contest will be held on Sunday. Other events during the ACD festival are BMX Flatland, a Pump track contest, trials, skateboarding, slackline, partying, graffiti, freerunning.
ACD 2017 Dirt contest: Joe Baddeley (GBR) Konrad Szabo (HUN) Paul Thoelen (GER) Maxime Charveron (FRA) Kenneth Tancré (BEL) Simon Moratz (GER)