My first UCI BMX World Cup in 16 months, and stoked to get the win!
Had some time to kill between the last USA BMX National in Louisville and the World Cup in Bogota, Colombia. So decided to go to Colombia early and have some fun in Medellin with my buddy Vincent Pelluard (and of course the other locals). 4th time in Colombia, and it delivered once again.
Massive S/O to Vincent Pelluard & Mariana Pajon for letting me stay at their place!
2022 Derby City Nationals, Louisville, KY BY Niek Kimmann.
Only 5 days after the World Championships in Nantes and we were already racing again on the other side of the world for the 2022 USA BMX Great Salt Lake Nationals!
At Box, we take pride not only in our products, but also in our exceptionally talented riders. For many years, we’ve had the honor of being able to work with BMX pros Alise Willoughby and Niek Kimmann, who have made names for themselves worldwide by virtue of their top tier racing abilities. It’s been a wild ride of hard work and determination for both of these elite racers, and in this article, we’re excited to show you just how far they’ve come.
Niek Kimmann was only 17 when we first noticed his desire to become a champion. Even from a young age, there was nothing more exciting than the idea of becoming a superstar athlete, just as his parents had. His mother was a horseback rider, and his father an ice skater. They loved the outdoors, and it seems they passed this passion on to their son. Growing up in Lutten, a small village in the Netherlands, Kimmann dedicated a lot of his time to playing various sports. He tried track and field, football, and other activities, but only found his true calling when his friends introduced him to BMX. From the moment he hopped on his bike at the local BMX track, it was love at first sight.
Niek’s career has had its share of struggles and successes, with many memories made along the way. But ultimately, he has accomplished what he had initially set out to do when he was just 17—becoming a champion. Along with his incredible achievement of becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2021, here are some of his proudest moments:
It's still three weeks away, but we managed to get some early laps in on the track for the 2022 UCI BMX World Championships in Nantes, France. If you're gonna be out there racing, or just curious what it looks like, enjoy!
Video of my one week trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 2022 USA BMX Legacy Nationals!
2022 // First Session on the New Bike!
2022 European Cup R1+2, Verona, Italy by Niek Kimmann.
2022 USABMX Carolina Nationals, Rockhill SC. By Niek Kimmann.