Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Brandon Loupos: Yes, it was the first stop of the Toyota Bmx Triple Challenge in Anaheim, CA. Went pretty good, Qualified 1st on the first day, then second in the semis and finished 4th in finals but I had fun! Can’t wait to do it all again in a couple of weeks!
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, in collaboration with Seven West Media, Australia’s number one audience company, will bring X Games Sydney to Australia next year, October 19-21, 2018. X Games Sydney will feature Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions at Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time in the event’s more than 20 year history, an X Games event will take place in Australia, home to some of the world’s best action sports athletes. Australian athletes hold 138 medals, 45 of which are gold from X Games summer and winter events.
Seven West Media will air the competitions in Australia, while in the U.S. ESPN’s coverage will be
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:
VANS BMX Pro Cup Australia. Final results: 1st - Sergio Layos 2nd - Dennis Enarson 3rd - Larry Edgar 4th - Corey Walsh 5th - Kevin Peraza 6th - Gary Young (tie) 6th - Ryan Nyquist (tie) 8th - Jason Watts
Go to Australia they said, it’s always warm and sunny they said... Warm indeed, riders were on fire for the qualification but rain stopped the event before the end. Even if we don’t know all the qualifiers, Alex Hiam, local from Australia, thanks to his temporary 3rd place is sure to make it to the final. We took advantage of this time off to ask him a couple of questions about this very first edition of the Vans BMX pro cup.
So tell me Alex, you are Australian, one of the guests of the first international BMX event in Australia, and no matter what, you are qualified for the final. How does it feel? Alex Hiam: Unbelievable. I used to fly to attend this kind of event. Plus I’m riding with other riders I used to watch, like Sergio Layos, Ryan Nyquist…