Two years of being the two-time winner of both these awards and his fifth cup overall...The 2022 Nora Cup for Street & Reader's Choice Rider of the year is Felix Prangenberg! Felix has had a hell of a year, Multiple video parts, Non-stop insta bangers, X-games medal, and just overall killing it constantly.
On the first day off in Bogotá the plan was to meet up with Hiroshi Euhara and the Palencia brothers to see what the local BMX freestyle scene had to offer. When Esteban and Sebastian told me there were at least 10 core BMX shops I was surprised to hear that. We first stopped at Fuel BMX Distribution. They import brands like Federal, Tallorder and Fiction BMX and have 'core products from several other brands available at their shop. Entering the shop it felt like a real BMX shop which offered only BMX Freestyle products. Fuel distro has been supporting the scene for many years and it was a good first stop of the day.
Up next was a shop called Stike, located at Cra 52a #45a-29sur in Bogota. Also here the feeling was
The reason for me being in Bogotá is the UCI BMX Racing World Cup. Working with the media has been something I've done for many years now at these races and it's great to get on the road a couple of times a year to see the best BMX racing in real life. The work isn't too complicated but on arrival on Friday the media centre did not exist, we had no wifi, tables, chairs or anything that normally makes up the media centre at these events. The media tent was used for the medical centre or team Colombia who had priority over media on Friday. Come Saturday all was good and work could be done by local (Colombian) media as well as the international press that made it to the first Olympic Qualifier weekend for BMX Racing.
What makes races in Colombia so special is the crowd. Anything is better with an enthusiastic crowd in the grandstands. It was clear that Mariana Pajon and Carlos Ramirez are the national BMX heroes but after doing several BMX clinics in Colombia Niek Kimmann has his fair share of fans as well. Unfortunately for the fans Carlos Ramirez had two bad racing days with crashes. The good thing is that two more UCI World Cup rounds will be held on the same track that has his name on it. 1-2 October it's redemption time for Carlos so everyone watch out. Niek Kimmann added some fans after winning on Saturday. Sunday didn't go as well. Mariana was consistent but missed out on a podium this weekend.
We have waited a long time to throw a Jam since our last one, The World having postponing our 25 Year Anniversary due to Covid, We felt we need to put on a Jam this year, to get the buzz back on, having all of us been through a lot the past couple of years,
The annual DVC Street Jam hit the streets of Lisbon, Portugal again this past weekend. This one is always great vibes and everyone managed to get down despite the boiling temps. Watch all the good stuff right here.
What does it take to put together one of the best BMX street jams in the world? Follow Austin Augie and crew in the lead up to the 2022 DOTS event as they test the wild car/rainbow rail, visit the ring maker, deal with the cops, and handle hundreds of BMX riders descending on New York City. Hectic is the word.
Final results UCI BMX Racing World Cup - Round 6 Bogota, Colombia. Sunday 25 September 2022 Elite Men: 1 Cameron WOOD 21 USA 32.725 500.00 2 Joris DAUDET 31 FRA 33.147 430.00 3 Izaac KENNEDY 22 AUS 33.186 370.00 4 Sylvain ANDRE 30 FRA 33.330 318.00 5 Nicolas TORRES 25 ARG 33.494 273.00 6 Jérémy RENCUREL 27 FRA 34.190 235.00