Australia's BMX Freestylers set to contest the inaugural UCI Urban World Championships in China in November, their first stop on their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2017, the IOC announced that BMX Freestyle Park would be added to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BMX Freestyle Park is an exhilarating discipline of cycling which takes place in parks full of ramps with big transitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged (scored between 0-100pts over two one-minute runs) on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
Australia boasts two of the world's best, both considered to be serious medal contenders in Tokyo 2020. Logan Martin, the 2016 UCI World Cup Series champion who sits fourth in 2017 after winning Stop 1 in the Series, and Brandon Loupos whoissecond overall in 2017 after taking out Stop 2.
In their first jump towards Tokyo, riders will contest the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships this November 8-12 in Chengdu, China. The Championships will see the world’s best will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion in BMX Freestyle Park.
Some of the Australia riders who will participate in Chengdu 8 - 12 November are:
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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee(IOC) has agreed to add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 OlympicGames. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland.
BMX Freestyle Park is a spectacular, crowd-pleasing discipline, which takes place on ramps with bigtransitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution. Each rider in both the men’s and women’s events gets two one-minute runs (which both count) to impress the judges, who will reward therider with a score between 0-100 points, with the ultimate goal being the award of an Olympic gold medal.
Famous riders include Logan Martin (Australia), Daniel Dhers (Venezuela), Alex Coleborn (Great Britain) for men, Nikita Ducarroz (Switzerland), Macarena Perez (Chile) and UCI World Cup title holder, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts (USA) for women. In addition, in line with the UCI’s strategy to promote women’s cycling and the IOC’s Agenda 2020, it was agreed that for Mountain Bike and BMX Racing, several quotas previously allocated to men athletes would be transferred to women, achieving full gender equity in both disciplines.