Around 75 riders entered the Park and Street contest in The Promise last Saturday. With the park located close to Belgium as well as Germany, the Dutch riders saw competition on the sheets from those two neighboring countries. Youngster Tom Clemens (GER) beat over 30 riders in the Amateur Park contest while Shanice Silva Cruz edged out Jana Murdova by 0,333 of a point to grab the win in the Women class. Team Germany's Tobias Freigang threw down some hammers to win the Park class followed by Dutchies Jari Roggeveen, Niels van Maren and Pim Scheers with Sem Kok getting 5th and Tom Selbeck scoring 6th. Good old Hannu Cools (BEL) was found on spot 8 showing he's still got what it takes. Germany also grabbed the win in the Street class. Wethepeople's Giano Vacca is practically a local at The Promise and it showed. His 84,33 for first was followed by a 78 for Frank Nabuurs and a 77,33 for Max Esser who took the last podium spot.
It's not every day that some of the top Pro BMX riders make it to The Netherlands for a Park contest. Pro Freestyle over in Heerlen was supposed to be the place to see the good action this past weekend. On Friday practice got on its way. The 040BMXPARK ramps were available all day to ride. Unfortunately Pim Scheers had a collision with an other rider and broke his finger. With a trip already booked for China (UCI World Cup) this is now going to be a challenge. Get well soon Pim. With many pro riders in town such as Marin Rantes, Jack Clark, James Jones, Declan Brooks, Senad Grosic, Cam Peake, Tobias Freigang, Dominik Freigang, Micheal Meisel, Daniel Wedemeijer, Shaun Gornall, Joe Ferguson, Levi Weidmann, Steffen Buyle and Val Ward, Shanice Silva Cruz, Valeri Steffe and Emma Finnegan on the female side, it's a pitty that the weather gods had different plans. What was supposed to be a good weekend full of riding in the city centre of Heerlen turned into indoor riding sessions elsewhere (The Promise and 040BMXPARK).
Pro Freestyle Heerlen BMX Park finals live on FATBMX tonight. Starts at 20:00hr CET. Finalists are: Tom van den Bogaard, Jack Joshua Mould, Daniel Wedemeijer, Tobias Freigang, Sean Brouns, Sem Kok, Jakub Němec, Levi Weidmann, Giano Vacca, Habada Martin, Tom Selbeck and Mat Armstrong
Pro Freestyle Friday's qualifying results. Top 12 to Saturday evening's finals in Heerlen-City. 1. Tom van den Bogaard 2. Jack Joshua Mould 3. Daniel Wedemeijer 4. Tobias Freigang 5. Sean brouns 6. Sem Kok 7. Jakub Němec 8. Levi Weidmann BMX
After two awesome editions in 2016 with more than 60.000 visitors, close to 500 athletes and reaching more than 12 MILLION people around the world Pro Freestyle will be back in 2017 with even more… Make sure you have all the updates first. We kick off the season in The Hague from 2-5 June on a brand new and epic location: right on the beach. The Hague is home to the biggest and busiest beach in Holland and Belgium. Every year more than 10 MILLION tourists find their way to The Hague beach. Expect sun, sea, grandstands and… a stadium.
Only one month later we have the Pro Freestyle Heerlen (30 June – 2 July) down south next to the borders of Germany and Belgium.
We give athletes the opportunity to win 3 prizes: in The Hague, in Heerlen and an overall prize. More info on disciplines, contests, setups and registrations soon.