Rival Racing BMX is extremely honored and excited to announce the sponsorship signing of "The Machine" Maris Strombergs to their 2018 Factory Team effective immediately. Strombergs, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, needs no introduction to those with even the most basic of BMX race knowledge or history of the sport. We thought about listing all of Maris' achievements in this press release but feared the internet doesn't have enough bandwidth capabilities for that length of accomplishments. So here's the abbreviated time line: at 2 yrs old he was the fastest kid on a tri-cycle in his neighborhood back in his home country of Latvia. At 9 he won his first BMX World Championship. Fast forward through his teen years where he won a bunch of other races and titles right up to the start of his professional career where he has become arguably the "GOAT" of BMX Racing. He's the only Pro Racer in history that has been an Olympic Gold Medalist (he did that twice just cause he could), UCI Elite Men World Champion, European Series Elite Champion, NBL Pro Champion, and ABA/USA BMX Pro Champion. Several of these prestigious titles, he has won multiple times. Basically, if there is a professional championship title that can be won in BMX and Maris has
Qui est le plus agile sur une piste de pumptrack entre un pilote de BMX et un pilote de VTT ? Pour le savoir, Amidou Mir, multiple champion du monde de BMX Race et Maxime Peythieu, pilote de VTT slopestyle professionnel se sont affrontés en duel autour de 3 défis.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), the International Federation’s high-level training and coaching centre, are pleased to announce the arrival of Great Britain’s Liam Phillips as coach for BMX Racing, one of cycling’s five Olympic disciplines. Originally from Somerset, in the south-west of England, Liam Phillips grew up in a family passionate about BMX. From the sport’s first Olympic appearance, at the Beijing 2008 Games, to his retirement from the circuit last November, the British athlete (28) won numerous major international titles. During his 10-year career he was crowned UCI World Champion in 2013, having claimed the silver medal in 2012, won two consecutive UCI World Cup overall titles (2014 and 2015), and reached the podium at 15 World Cup rounds.
A catch-up and coffee with the 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs and catch a glimpse of what he’s been up to and has planned moving into 2018. Maris touches on married life, looking forward to the arrival of the Mini Machine and a few sponsorships changes. We chat camps as well as his thoughts on Connor Fields, Joris Daudet and the Elite Pro class as it stands today. Maris talks about the Latvian National Championship still on his bucket list, the 3 races that he would re-do, and so much more.
Results Bluegrass Nationals USABMX Friday 26 January. Pro Open: 1 BRIAN ENSEY, POWERLITE DANS COMP DFR, BELLA VISTA, CA 2 NICOLAS PALACIOS MUNOZ, POWERLITE DANS COMP DFR, QUITO 3 TYLER SMITH, DOUGLASVILLE, GA 4 BRADY KINCHELOE, FACTORY POWERS BIKE SHOP, YORK, SC 5 ALEC BOB, PLANO, TX