Rainy days couldn't stop the fun at FISE Montpellier 2023, and with a bit of a change of schedule Street managed to go ahead on the final day, albeit a slimmed down version, consisting of groups of 4 riders in a best trick format. Congrats to the top three - Courage Adams, Alex Kennedy and Thomas Carrot. The level of riding was off the hook. Apologies for any clips missing!
When the box jump doesn't see much action during practice for a UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup, you know something is off. Well, the box at @FISEeventschannel Montpellier this year has an extra tall lip and a super steep landing, so it's not easy to ride to begin with. Throw strong winds into the mix and you'll have people struggling to clear the thing, let alone trick it.
As is tradition during the week of Ascension, the city of Montpellier will vibrate to the rhythm of the world’s largest urban sports festival. From May 17 to 21, 2023, nearly 600,000 passionate spectators will converge on the banks of the River Lez in the Occitan city for the FISE, the 3rd largest free sports event in France.
Some 2000 professional and amateur athletes, 7 sports, 14 disciplines, 6 World Cup contests and high ranking competitions... The numbers are quite impressive and position the festival as a major event in the international sports calendar.
Nearly a year before the Olympic Games in France, two key FISE competitions, the 2023 UCI BMX