Pro Freestyle faced some bad weather in Heerlen this past weekend. The BMX Street contest could not take place because part of the course was super slippery. One rail however dried up and the grey part of the course was semi-dry. Instead of doing nothing at all, it was decided to start a 30 minute rail battle at 21:30hr for those who felt like it. Leon Hoppe (GER) didn't waste no time and kicked off the session with plenty of bangers and kept going. Niels Mertens (BEL) 360'd up and 360'd down after grinding the rail. Anthony Perrin (FRA) was there to defend his Pro Freestyle Street winning streak and delivered over-tooth ups and a barspin ice-pick to 180 off. Maikel the Streetmaker had the crowd on its feet with his first rail attempts. The vibe was good in Heerlen despite the less than perfect riding conditions.
Pro Freestyle Heerlen BMX Park finals live on FATBMX tonight. Starts at 20:00hr CET. Finalists are: Tom van den Bogaard, Jack Joshua Mould, Daniel Wedemeijer, Tobias Freigang, Sean Brouns, Sem Kok, Jakub Němec, Levi Weidmann, Giano Vacca, Habada Martin, Tom Selbeck and Mat Armstrong
Pro Freestyle Friday's qualifying results. Top 12 to Saturday evening's finals in Heerlen-City. 1. Tom van den Bogaard 2. Jack Joshua Mould 3. Daniel Wedemeijer 4. Tobias Freigang 5. Sean brouns 6. Sem Kok 7. Jakub Němec 8. Levi Weidmann BMX
This year Munich Mash had a Miniramp contest. With 12 invited riders riding the contest in front of a big crowd, it wasn't short of action. The 040BMXPARK Spine Mini was built up and a big crowd gathered around it when the contest started. 4 riders would make it to the "Superfinal" which wasn't an easy job if you looked at the starters list. When Alex Hiam, Jack Clark, Michael Beran and Kevin Peraza don't make the cut, you know the top four already delivered the goods during qualifying. With 2 out of 3 runs counting towards a final score, Argentinean Jose Torres, Daniel Dhers, Kostya Andreev and Pat Casey made it to the final which was started straight after qualifying. Again the two best scores out of the three runs would count in the final and with the crowd behind the riders they cut loose.
Pat Casey has a Miniramp in his backyard and has turned into the fakie master. It's amazing to see how consistent he his in doing 180 tailwhips or 180 barspins over the spine to do something while coming in fakie on the other side. A 360 tailwhip for instance. But Pat is not limited to doing his fakie tricks, he's got the skills to go tech, high and bring the tricks. A few too many mistakes brought the American home on place number four, just missing the podium. Pat had won the Best Trick comp the previous day so not a bad weekend after all for Pat. Daniel Dhers found himself on the podium once again. Daniel is so solid in his riding and does so many tricks, knows when he needs to step it up, and
2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Ranking - After Stage 1 - Men
1. MARTIN Logan, Australia 10000 2. KONSTANTIN Andreev, Russia 9000 3. DHERS Daniel, Venezuela 8200 4. BRUCE Nick, USA 7700 5. COLEBORN Alex, GBR 7200 6. LOUPOS Brandon, Australia 6700 7. CASEY Pat, USA 6200 8. PERAZA Kevin, USA 5900 9. WALKER Colton, USA 5400 10. SANDOVAL Daniel, USA 4900 11. WALLACE Ben, GBR, 4400 12. BEZANSON Drew, Canada 3900 13. RIZAEV Irek, Russia 3500 14. NIKULIN Alex, Russia 3100 15. CLARK Jack, GBR 2700
Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army riders Colton Walker and Brian Fox on their first and third-place wins in BMX Triple Hit at the second Nitro World Games at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. With live coverage on NBC during a single three-hour broadcast, Monster Energy’s world-class athletes took a total of four trophies across tonight’s FMX and BMX events.
A progression-focused trick fest, the Triple Hit is three jumps where the only option is doing the three hardest tricks in succession. With the best riders in the world next to him, Walker stepped up to the challenge to take the win with his very last run in this insane event and his second consecutive win.