Viki Gomez claims leadership of Braun cruZer Tour (Flatland) at the 2005 UK Bike Show.
With a convincing victory in the Flatland contest at the UK Bike Show, Spaniard Viki Gomez claims early leadership of the Braun cruZer Tour ranking.Stoneleigh, UK â€“ 03 April 2005. The 2005 UK Bike Show gathered an international field of 29 professional flatland riders representing 7 nations. Local Great British riders had been looking forward to this first opportunity in 2005 to challenge their fellow European riders as well as Canadians Travis Collier and Nathan Penonzek, the 2003 world
champion. Three times X Games winner, Marti Kuoppa from Finland finished fourth behind Sam Foakes from England. Viki Gomez from Spain claimed the final victory ahead of Frenchman Alex Jumelin, fourth in the 2004 BMX World Championships.
Viki Gomez: â€˜I’m very happy to have won the competition. I’ve been training a lot this last winter and it seems like all the hard work I did is working now this year. I’m also stoked to be the first leader of the first ever ranking in Flatland and shall look forward to defend that position in the up coming contests’.
Viki Gomez is now leading the Braun cruZer Tour ranking.
Further dates of the Braun cruzer Tour are:
05-08 May : Braun Ninja Spin, AchÃ¨res â€“ France
03-05 June : Nokia BMX World Championships, Prague â€“ Czech Republic
23-26 June: Suzuki BMX Masters, KÃ¶ln â€“ Germany
08-10 July: NASS, Shepton Mallet - UK
26-28 August: King of Concrete, Southsea â€“ UK
22-25 September: Braun Flatground, Amsterdam â€“ Holland
Out of a total of 7 flatland contests, the best 5 results are taken into account for the final ranking of the Braun cruZer Tour.
UK Bike Show results (Pro Flatland)
1 Viki Gomez SPA
2 Alex Jumelin FRA
3 Sam Foakes GBR
4 Marti Kuoppa FIN
5 Nathan Penonzek CAN
6 Alexis Desolneux FRA
7 Effraim Caitlow GBR
8 Travis Collier CAN
9 Keelan Phillips GBR
10 James Smith GBR
11 Kimmo Haakana FIN
12 Lee Musselwhite GBR
13 Frank Lukas GER
14 Michael Sommer AUT
15 Dan Margetts GBR
16 Raphael Chiquet FRA
17 Jason Forde GBR
Amateur Flatland Final Score
1 Chris Wright 420
2 Ben Grossjohannsen 414
3 Darren Wakefield 391
4 Jason Bates 378
5 Paul Chamberlain 368
6 Mario 361
7 Andy Wood 340
8 Josh Briars 332
Photo credits: AlexSchelbert.de