Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Do I need a fresh start at a new company? Today we're checking in with Sylvain André, W3 in 2019, W2 in 2021 and his sights set on the W1 plate at this year's UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Nantes, France.
Name: ANDRE Age: 29 Hometown: Cavaillon, South Of France Sponsors: Commencal, Armée de champions. Michelin, DIG Tracks, 6D helmets, Five Gloves, Tangent , HT Pedals, Beauty Sané
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Sylvain André: Yes and no. I was hoping for a little better at the Olympics. Even if 2nd at the World's sounds (and is) amazing, I would be down to re race that lap and try to tbone Niek [Kimmann] somewhere. French champion, 2nd at the World's and 4th at the Olympics, I am not going to complain; at all.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer?
"Before meeting Sylvain, there had never been any question of returning to BMX, but within a few days everything had changed. We chatted, shared our stories and decided it was on, nice, let’s go! It's not complicated, it's just real life. One where nothing is ever set in stone, where our job is to dream and make people dream." - Max [Commencal].
When we offered him to race the 4X World Championships in Val di Sole in 2021 on a COMMENCAL, his response and his motivation should have alerted us about his personality. We could have understood that this meeting could not be a coincidence.
Name: Vincent Pelluard Age: 31 Hometown: Medellín, Colombia Sponsors: GW, Shimano, Under armour, NoLogo, Box, Promax, Izumi, California Extreme, YCF, Cycles Evasion, Michelin, Ice Fast, Renthal…
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Vincent Pelluard: Not really, it was way better, haha. I was looking for my first UCI World Cup final to make to the Olympics and I finally made 5 finals, 1 podium and made it to the Olympics and some others good results…
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the opening round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup which should have taken place from 25 to 27 March in Hiroshima, Japan, has had to be cancelled at the request of the organisers and the Hurricane Group – the UCI’s partner for BMX Freestyle – following restrictions imposed by the country’s government. The UCI would like to thank the event’s organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the athletes, National Federations and all concerned parties for their understanding.
Updated calendar for the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup:
Pump for Peace, a global initiative founded by Velosolutions with the goal of making cycling accessible to all, is proud to announce a new racing team as an extension of Pump for Peace’s activities on a global level. Riders were selected from countries vulnerable to marginalisation and discrimination (as a consequence of social, cultural, economic and political conditions) and will participate in upcoming International events.
In 2022, the team will consist of Faranak Partoazar from Iran and Tumelo Makae from Lesotho, they are both multiple national champions and pioneers of the sport in their respective countries. They have shown great resilience to overcome many hurdles to do what they love. The team will be managed by
I have been slowly stacking this footage over the last few years between DG trip videos, and other projects I've been a part of. Since I found out I have cancer I wanted to put it out! Shout out to all the homies who've held a camera and DJ Zaren for editing it all together!
Ricky Catanzariti has been dealing with some injuries the past couple of years but in between them all he still managed to bang out some super creative riding and package them all up into this awesome piece that he cut up himself.