During this week Olympic gold medals were handed out for BMX Freestyle Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Youth Olympic Games had a mixed BMX Freestyle event on the schedule which started with a Seeding and Qualifying phase on Wednesday, followed by a big and small final on Thursday. Qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games happened last year already during the UCI Urban World Championships in Chengdu, China. 8 Men and 8 women got a spot to perform at the YOG which was a first in BMX Freestyle. The riders became part of their national Olympic squad for the games and represented their country and welcomed the support from all corners. Hurricane (FISE) had built up a basic Park course at the Urban Park in Puerto Madero for the 17-18 year old athletes.
After qualifying on Wednesday 10 October it looked like the battle for gold would be between Germany and Argentina. But with Germany in first position in both Men (Evan Brandes) and Women (Lara Lessmann) in qualification, it was up to Argentina (Iki Mazza and Agustina Roth) to shine during the finals. The top four in each gender made it to the Big final. Those who finished in postition 5-8 in qualifying were stuck in the small final and would only battle for those available places in the ranking. Men and Women rode separately. Each rider scored points and the points of the team mates were added up to form the final ranking of the competition. 15 points for a first place, 10 for second, 8 for third, 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1. In case of a tie, the highest rank would count. If that would still be the same, both teams would get the same spot.
What an FFC French Cup final at the FISE Xperience Series in Le Grau du Roi! The Montpellier's couple Céline Vaes and Raphael Chiquet smashed it. Celine took the Gold both for the stop and the overall, as well as his guy Raphael who win this final battle with Thomas Noyer.
USA Cycling announced today the 12 athletes that will represent the United States in Freestyle BMX at the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships taking place November 5-11, 2018 in Chengdu, China. Among the competitors is 2017 World Champion, Hannah Roberts for the women and Nick Bruce who is currently ranked first in the UCI standings on the men’s side.
“The USA Freestyle riders are excited to contend in the 2018 World Championships. All our riders will be ready to contest for those prestigious UCI medals and have a good start to the qualifying period for the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Jamie Staff, BMX & Sprint Track Performance Director.
The 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series celebrated a monumental finish as the series crowned Larry Edgar and Teresa Azcoaga the 2018 world champions of BMX park terrain in Málaga, Spain. Defending Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion Larry Edgar demonstrated some of the best BMX riding the world has ever seen with colossal airs and technical tricks to earn back-to-back Pro Cup World Championship title wins. Spanish native Teresa Azcoaga upheld her series lead to earn the first-ever women’s BMX park terrain championship title, cementing a historic moment for the BMX community. Edgar remarked with pride, “The level of riding across all stops this year has been incredible, so to be the overall winner is truly special.”
The Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships descended upon Málaga, Spain earlier today, bringing together 45 of the globe’s best men’s and women’s BMX riders for the series’ grand-finale prelim rounds. 2017 Málaga event winner and Texan native Chase Hawk surpassed five adrenaline-filled heats with high speed tricks and unwavering style to take the semi-finals lead, while yesterday’s regional qualifying winner Alejandro “Pitu” Ibarra followed close behind, conquering his local park once again with strong, consistent riding to grant him a top semi-finals finish. In the women’s division,German rider Lara Lessman impressed the judges with her debut Pro Cup performance, executing massive airs and unique lines across Rubén Alcántara’s beloved course to lead the women’s semi-finals.
The annual BMX BOK at Burnside in Deventer, NL is always a good time. In fact, it's the way BMX should be. Riding, chilling, messing about, encouraging others, stepping it up yourself, music, beer, friends, good shop, killer vibe, shit talking, going for tricks you've never pulled, not giving a shit, being yourself, doing what you want to do, and the list goes on. Two classes were on the program; AM and Pro. Valeri and Shanice rode the AM class and scored an 11th and 6th respectively. Yes girls were welcome too and joined the fun. Good to see that. In the end Mika Bunkers won the 12-deep final edging out Arthur van Velde by just one point. Lyon Bos picked up the goodies from the sponsors for third place.
The pro riders stepped it up in their final and with 10 shredders going for it till the very end things got
The winners of the 22nd annual NORA Cup awards were just announced in Hastings, England. Without further ado, here are the winners: Flatland: Jean William "DUB" Prevost Street rider of the year: Simone Barraco BMX Legend: Van Homan Video of the year: ONE Transition rider of the year: Dennis Enarson Dirt rider of the year: Satoski Enda