Thad Fischer, Race Manager, 2018 UCI BMX World Championships - Baku (2017 UCI BMX Worlds Race Manager - Rock Hill, USA), fills us in on the upcoming World's in Baku.
What is your position regarding the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships? Thad Fischer: My title for the event is Race Manager and Member of the Organizing Committee
How much work did go into getting the UCI World Championships to Azerbaijan? Thad Fischer: For certain, securing and hosting an event like this takes a big commitment in many areas. The Azerbaijan Cycling Federation, under the leadership of Mr. FAZIL MAMMADOV, Mr. SAHIB
Name: Liam Quinlivan aka Quinny Age: 20 Hometown: Born and raised in Sunbury, Australia. Hook-ups/Sponsors: Rampfest indoor skate park
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Favourite spot to ride is Rampfest it has loads of stuff and always a good mate riding -BMX video: Chicken wings -Person on Instagram: Ryan nyquist has to be my favourite on intsagram his just a savage and a legend -Travel destination: California USA ❤️ -Riders to ride with: Jake Wallwork & Alec Danelutti are my home dogs to travel with
NAME: Emanuel Bettassa AGE: 27 Hometown: Torino (ITALY)
The FAT FAVOURITES list:
-Spot to ride: Fontana trails (North of Italy) -BMX video:This one -Food: Like a soft food -Travel destination: FISE World Series/UCI Word Cups -Rider to ride with: Local friends and Alessandro Barbero -Movie: Like a documentary film -Music: I listen to everything. -Ramp rider: Dennis Enarson -Street rider: Simone Barracco. -Dirt rider: Leandro Moreira
-Spot to ride: Skate Park. Street ride. -BMX video: PROPS ROAD FOOLS 15, FBM HALF AND HALF -Website: Ridebmx -Web video: Dan Lacey’s video -Food: Rice -Twitter to follow: @takato_ueda -Person on Instagram: @takato_ueda -Travel destination: Tokyo -Riders to ride with: Many Japanese rides. -Car: I don’t have a car. -Movie: Fast & furious
You may want to look fresh for every day at a race and bring your safety gear with you but it all adds to the luggage you've got to drag with you to the next World Cup or international race. Paying for overweight ain't no joke either. But some things you just need to bring to perform at your best. See what Argentina's Fede Villegas brings with him during a race weekend.
Name: Federico Villegas Country: Argentina Sponsors: Crupi BMX, Tioga, Ride 100%, BikeArt, Crupi's co sponsor Tangent and Fly Racing.