Today also saw the BMX Flatland finals, where the top competitors had 3 minutes to prove to the judges why they should be on the podium. Taking first place was Quebecois Jean-William Prevost, demonstrating his unique vision of flatland BMX with high velocity rotations and precise back wheel control.
When asked how his winning run came together, he said: “I felt like I knew what I had to do and stepped outside of myself, like my personal meditation. Training for this, I locked myself up all night and practised in the -40 degree winters in Canada so the movements weren’t stressful because I’ve done them millions of times before.”
With the sun setting and the winds picking up, our top qualified BMX Freestyle Pros battled for top spot, with 24-year old Australian Brandon Loupos putting together a gold medal performance. When asked what surprised him about the finals, Loupos replied, “Actually, the biggest surprise was me winning today. I just wanted to come here and ride and do my best with all my friends. It was definitely hard because of the wind, but to win and stick both runs was a blessing and I’m stoked for that.” FISE veteran Daniel Dhers placed second, spinning and flipping all over the course with his calculated, technical tricks including his signature 360 tail-whip, grabbing 9,000 points to push him into the lead for the UCI World Cup overall rankings.
Semi Final Pro Flatland results, Fise World Series, Budapest, Hungary. 1 Jean William PREVOST 94.33 pts 2 Moto SASAKI 93.66 pts 3 Alex JUMELIN 92.66 pts 4 Benjamin HUDSON 92.16 pts 5 Matthias DANDOIS 91.83 pts 6 Adam KUN 90.66 pts
The Semi finals in Budapest were run under windy conditions but the riders made it work as usual and we're hoping for better weather during the 12-men final in Hungary on Sunday afternoon August 20th. Make sure to watch it live here on FATBMX.com.
Semi-final results UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup, Budapest, Hungary. 1 KONSTANTIN Andreev RUS Saint-petersburg 91.80 2 TENCIO Kenneth CRC Cartago 91.60 3 DHERS Daniel VEN Caracas 88.80 4 WALKER Colton USA New Richmond, 87.40 5 SANDOVAL Daniel USA Californie 86.20 6 RIZAEV Irek RUS Kazan 85.40 7 NIKULIN Alex RUS Krasnodar 84.80 8 MALOTT Jeremy USA Lake Havasu City 84.60 9 RANTES Marin CRO Varazdin 83.00 10 LOUPOS Brandon AUS Sydney 82.40 11 BERAN Michael CZE Novy Bydzov 82.00 12 LEIVA Jake USA Tehachapi 81.80
Hannah Roberts has been pretty much unbeatable on the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup circuit. But it didn't work out for her as planned at the second stop in Hungary. A few too many crashes placed her on spot 3 with Nikita Ducarroz and Lara Lessmann beating her to it. It's the first World Cup win for Lessmann.
Final results Women. UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Park round 2. Budapest, Hungary.
1 LESSMANN Lara GER Flensburg 84.00 2 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI Geneva 79.60 3 ROBERTS Hannah USA Buchanan 79.20 4 SILVA CRUZ Shanice NED Rotterdam 78.00 5 ZACARIAS Analia ARG Posadas 77.40 6 MACARENA Pérez CHI Santiago 74.80 7 HARAMBOUR Camila CHI Punta Arenas 74.40 8 WARD Val GBR Chessington 67.00
With Men’s and Women’s Freestyle BMX heading to the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, Daytwo at our second global tour stop in Budapest, Hungary set the stage to showcase some potential Olympians. During the Women’s Final, livecast host Darryl Nau exclaimed, “Right now it’s so exciting - BMX is not just a male dominant sport, Freestyle BMX is a platform for women to get involved". With eight riders qualified for the final, a calculated and technical performance from 17-year old Lara Lessman cemented her with the gold in Budapest. Two different technical and consistent runs with smooth no foot can-cans, one-footed wall plants and a crankflip/barspin scored the German 84, placing her in 1st position.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup 2 Qualification results, BUDAPEST, Hungary. 1 Irek RIZAEV 2 Michael BERAN 3 Mike VARGA 4 Colton WALKER 5 Brandon LOUPOS 6 Justin DOWELL 7 Alex NIKULIN 8 Daniel SANDOVAL 9 Jack CLARK 10 Jake LEIVA 11 Marin RANTE 12 Pat CASEY 13 Jeremy MALOTT 14 Cam PEAKE 15 Istvan CAILLET 16 Manuel GATICA 17 Kenneth TENCIO