Team USA walked away from the 2018 UCI Urban World Championships with four medals in BMX Freestyle. On the women’s side, 23 year-old Perris Benegas (Reno, Nev.) took gold with Angie Marino (San Diego, Calif.) and Hannah Roberts (Buchanan, Mich.) taking silver and bronze sweeping the women’s podium. On the men’s side, Justin Dowell (Virginia Beach, Va.) took gold. “In the women’s class, Angie and Perris had similar runs where they used a lot of the park and had great flow. While Hannah might have not had the result she was looking for, she laid down some great tricks,” said Jamie Staff, USA Cycling Performance Director for BMX Racing and Freestyle, “Justin’s run was extremely energetic, he has really learned how to use the course to its full advantage. We’re looking forward to what all of our athletes will do leading into 2020, but this has been a great building year for the BMX Freestyle program.”
Benegas, who came into the World Championships ranked 22nd in the World Cup standings, blew the competition out of the water in her final round taking advantage of every second for a complete and cohesive run showcasing her energy and technical skills.
“What an amazing overall experience the Urban World Championships were,” started Benegas, “It really came down to believing in myself and trusting in the process I started with USA Cycling. Accomplishing the goal of World Champion is something I’ve always wanted.”
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FISE WORLD SERIES 2018. Catch all the action from the last stop straight out of CHENGDU - CHINA. Last opportunity to watch live this season! FISE Chengdu presented by Honor starts in a week, so make sure you have your live appointment written in bold in your calendar of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup. Find out below how to livestream our events.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3: 13:30 UTC+8 / 06:30 UTC+1 / 01:30 UTC-4 UCI BMX FREESTYLE PARK WORLD CUP MEN SEMI FINAL
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 09:45 UTC+8 / 02:45 UTC+1 / 21:45 UTC-4 (November 1) UCI BMX FREESTYLE PARK WORLD CUP WOMEN FINAL
14:10 UTC+8 / 07:10 UTC+1 / 02:10 UTC-4 UCI BMX FREESTYLE PARK WORLD CUP MEN FINAL
16:50 UTC+8 / 09:50 UTC+1 / 04:50 UTC-4 UCI BMX FREESTYLE FLATLAND WORLD CUP FINAL
This year FISE presented by Honor is bringing more to Chengdu than just 1 event. Pidu District will not only be hosting the final stop of the tour, they are also committing to the future of action sports in the region by opening a FISE Academy. This is supported by a new Park specially built for the event, which will stay on as a legacy for the people of Pidu to enjoy. FWS is committed to developing Urban Sports worldwide. This couldn't be done without offering young people the chance to get involved in these sports. For this reason, FISE opened Academies specialized in several sports all around the world, designed to share the passion and help young talent to flourish. The FISE Pidu Academy opening will coincide with the last event of the 2018 tour as we aim bring something that will satisfy the Chinese people’s appetite for Skateboard and BMX
We've entered the month of October and we'd like to show you what's going on in BMX this month. With BMX Racing happening at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on October 7th and BMX Freestyle taking place in BA on 10-11 October, we have interesting events on the calendar. It will be the first time BMX Freestyle Park will be part of a Youth Olympic Games so make sure to check back in for coverage on that one next week. Also the X-Games are coming to Australia for the first time. We've got a crew out there taking care of the coverage as well. As we go we will add flyers of the October events to this post so check in to see if anything is happening in your corner of the planet.
October 2018 BMX Events:
05 October 2018 -06 October 2018: Oldschool gathering with Perry Kramer and Eddie King Supershow & ShineAt 1312-1322 Western Hwy, Caroline Springs, Victoria, Australia.
07 October 2018 until 11 October 2018: Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse - BMX / Youth Olympic Games - BMX BMX Racing BMX Freestyle Park.
Monster Energy would like to congratulate James Foster for putting on a stellar performance at the X Games Sydney and scoring a silver medal in BMX Big Air in front of a packed house on the final day of competition. The contest was a heated match between some of the world’s best BMX riders who were putting it all on the line for their chance at X Games glory. The competition saw plenty of action from the field of eight who were given four runs to land their best tricks in front of an excited, sprawling crowd in Sydney.
Foster was riding with an unabashed passion and determination and secured the podium with his third run, which consisted of a massive backflip triple tail whip into quad flip that was easily over 13” and he landed super clean.
Judges awarded the veteran 90.33 for his efforts, which was just shy of the gold medal position forcing Foster, the two-time defending champ, to settle for second place.
“I had a crazy morning and was all stressed out,” admitted Foster after the event. “I lost one of my kneepads and had to put on two different ones, so by the time I got over to the venue, they had already started the contest and I only had five minutes until it was my run.”
“I gave it everything I had on my first run, and each run after that,” continued an astonished Foster. “I think I went higher on my third run, but, I couldn’t have possibly hoped for a better day today,
Monster Energy would like to congratulate team rider’s Kyle Baldock and Colton Walker for taking silver and bronze, respectively, in BMX Dirt Finals at X Games Sydney 2018. The action popped off in front of an excited crowd at the Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon in Australia. Ten of the world’s best BMX riders took the course, which included three jumps, for their chance at earning X Games glory. Each rider was given three attempts, which made for an exhilarating contest that was action-packed and filled with some of the heaviest BMX tricks in the game.
Baldock, 27, is no stranger to this event and definitely had his heart set on gold being on his home turf and having his mom there to watch for the first time ever. Unfortunately, he had to settle for silver today, but still rode with plenty of passion and sent it for the fans.
“Just to be here and actually have X Games in Sydney, and have my mom here for the first time ever is so good,” said Baldock. On the last run I just went for it — X Games mode. All the boys made me go out and send it.”
Baldock came out swinging, and laid down a super clean first run, which was filled with amplitude, style, and technical tricks. The judges were impressed with his run which included; a 360 flip, front flip no hander, and ended with a cash roll. The crowd went wild for the cash roll, which he put down
Prepare to witness history in the making! In just a few days, Monster Energy’s team of world-class athletes will compete at X Games Sydney 2018, the first-ever X Games spectacle on the Australian continent. As a unique actions sports and festival experience, X Games Sydney will see the biggest names in BMX, motocross, and skateboarding battle for X Games medals from October 19 – 21 at Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park.
Over the course of three days, the Australian debut of X Games will stoke the crowd in Sydney with a signature mix of world-class athletes and youth culture. Each day will showcase a full schedule of competitions, including finals and medal presentations. Aside from headline competitors such as
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Hurricane Park's have become renowned for their box jumps and this park is no exception. We also see the return of the legendary "cradle" that we first saw in Chengdu last year. We can't wait to see how the riders incorporate these features into their runs. This park will play host to the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup. There is also the added excitement of the events being the first to count towards qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Current leader American Nick Bruce will be determined to hang on to the top spot, however as he is coming back from his recent shoulder injury this will not be an easy task. He is being closely chased by 2017 champion Daniel Dhers currently in second and his Red Bull team mate Marin Rantes who sits in 3rd.