1 Tom VAN DEN BOGAARD 27 NED 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Levi WEIDMANN 23 NED 160.00 3 Paul THÖLEN 25 GER 130.00 4 Yurii ILLIUSHCHENKO 23 UKR 110.00 5 Kaede OZAWA 16 JPN 90.00 6 Hans Wilhelm KITTLER 19 GER 70.00
The BMX Freestyle national championships took place in Roncade, in the awesome setting of H-Farm, an international school and university campus. For some years now, the park built by Hurricanes has been the national Olympic center for this discipline. Back competing for the tricolor jersey, worn 4 times by the everlasting Alessandro Barbero in the last 5 years and only in 2021 by Francesco Mongillo.
The boys have grown a lot, thanks to the guidance of CT Ventura and the Olympic center built for them, when I arrive on site I find my long-time friends, with only Guilherme Henrique Paloschi a new face for me.
Results Iranian National BMX Freestyle Park Championships Men: 1 Ali ABEDINI IRI 200.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Amir MOHEBI IRI 160.00 3 Moein SATTARI IRI 130.00 4 Ehsan BAYATI IRI 110.00 5 Amir GHANBARI IRI 90.00
Wir erinnern uns: Anfang des Jahres hat der Bund Deutscher Radfahrer einen Videocontest für BMX-Parknachwuchsfahrer:innen ins Leben gerufen. Den Gewinner:innen winkte ein Wochenende im Mellowpark Berlin mit dem Bundeskader aka der BMX-Freestyle-Nationalmannschaft, zu der unter anderem Lara Lessmann, Paul Thölen und Timo Schulze gehören.
What would have been an undisputed star of the day is not there when I arrive to the park Alessandro Barbero, reigning national champion for the last three years will not compete due to an ankle injury sustained in practice. This shuffles the cards and gives to each athlete the opportunity to shake off the awe and give everything to aim for the title.
And what a battle it has been with Gabriele Pala, Emanuel Bettassa and Christian Falvo holding up the KOBRA BMX team flag, Francesco Mongillo returning from a serious ankle injury, Vittorio Galli from Milan, Ramon Francesconi and Lucas Vega from Genova and the local (and promoter of the idea that led to to this Olympic center) Elia Benetton.
In the qualifing (that count only for the starting order of the finals) almost everyone hold back the bangers for the final. Unfortunately Elia cannot keep his runs together after finishing first in the quali with some impressive lines and enormous flip transfer. Down in both his final runs he’ll have to wait a full year for another shot for the title. The scores are very close despite very different styles: Christian Falvo with the highest airs, Gabriele Pala with the technical combos, Emanuel Bettassa with his unique flow and style and Mongillo with an impressive trick variety.