A sick, well designed, concrete street course isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the FISE series, but they really stepped things up in that department this year - and the resulting runs reflected the upped quality of course. 57 riders got whittled down to 12 in qualifications, and those 12 then put on a hell of a show for the sun soaked French audience. Enjoy all the best from Street and then get yourself down to the next FISE event to experience it first hand.
X Games Shanghai closed out with a another day filled with Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions, along with musical performances and interactive activities including drone and go cart racing in X Fest. The action kicked off with BMX Street, where American Garrett Reynolds reclaimed his spot atop the podium and earned his 10th gold in the discipline and 13th medal overall. Reynolds threw down a toboggan 360 and truckdriver, both over the dragon feature on the course, along with a downside 180 tailwhip to fakie and a hopover smith grind on the rainbow rail. Reynolds edged out German rider Felix Prangenberg (85.00) who took silver, and X Games Minneapolis gold medalist Chad Kerley (84.00) took home the bronze.
Around 75 riders entered the Park and Street contest in The Promise last Saturday. With the park located close to Belgium as well as Germany, the Dutch riders saw competition on the sheets from those two neighboring countries. Youngster Tom Clemens (GER) beat over 30 riders in the Amateur Park contest while Shanice Silva Cruz edged out Jana Murdova by 0,333 of a point to grab the win in the Women class. Team Germany's Tobias Freigang threw down some hammers to win the Park class followed by Dutchies Jari Roggeveen, Niels van Maren and Pim Scheers with Sem Kok getting 5th and Tom Selbeck scoring 6th. Good old Hannu Cools (BEL) was found on spot 8 showing he's still got what it takes. Germany also grabbed the win in the Street class. Wethepeople's Giano Vacca is practically a local at The Promise and it showed. His 84,33 for first was followed by a 78 for Frank Nabuurs and a 77,33 for Max Esser who took the last podium spot.
Felix Prangenberg just won BMX Street @ Simple Session 2019. Congratulations! Here's what he threw down. Als erster Deutscher hat Felix Prangenberg hat den Streetcontest auf der Simple Session in Tallinn (Estland) gewonnen. Und nicht nur das, er ist auch der erste Deutsche, der in überhaupt, der bie dem größten Hallencontest der Welt in Saku Suurhall ganz oben auf dem Siegertreppchen steht. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Wir haben seines Runs für euch. Zur Erklärung: Im Finale zählte der bessere Lauf, was im Falle von Felix der erste war. Aber weil er im zweiten auch noch gut abgeliefert hat, wollen wir euch den natürlich nicht vorenthalten.
Simple Session 2019 BMX Street & Park Practice feat. Felix Prangenberg, Courage Adams, Lewis Mills, Jack Clark, Bruno Hoffmann and many more. Bevor es heute ab 15 Uhr auf der Simple Session 2019 in Tallinn (Estland) bei den Best-Tricks-Contests und BMX-Finalläufen rund geht (Link für den Livestream weiter unten), haben wir zum Warmgucken schon mal die Highlights vom Street- und Parktraining aus der Saku Suurhall für euch. Yeww!
BMX Street RAW Mixtape featurng Mitchell Mcdonald, Boyd Hilder, Denby Chandler, Carraig Troy, Dylan Steinhardt, Brock Olive, Tim Storey, Jaak Bailey, Jon Mackellar, James Pease, Wilton Headley, Matt Vaux, Jake Norris, Josh Newman, Pat Johns.