This year FISE presented by Honor is bringing more to Chengdu than just 1 event. Pidu District will not only be hosting the final stop of the tour, they are also committing to the future of action sports in the region by opening a FISE Academy. This is supported by a new Park specially built for the event, which will stay on as a legacy for the people of Pidu to enjoy. FWS is committed to developing Urban Sports worldwide. This couldn't be done without offering young people the chance to get involved in these sports. For this reason, FISE opened Academies specialized in several sports all around the world, designed to share the passion and help young talent to flourish. The FISE Pidu Academy opening will coincide with the last event of the 2018 tour as we aim bring something that will satisfy the Chinese people’s appetite for Skateboard and BMX
Hurricane Park's have become renowned for their box jumps and this park is no exception. We also see the return of the legendary "cradle" that we first saw in Chengdu last year. We can't wait to see how the riders incorporate these features into their runs. This park will play host to the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup. There is also the added excitement of the events being the first to count towards qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Current leader American Nick Bruce will be determined to hang on to the top spot, however as he is coming back from his recent shoulder injury this will not be an easy task. He is being closely chased by 2017 champion Daniel Dhers currently in second and his Red Bull team mate Marin Rantes who sits in 3rd.
We are returning to China for the final event of FISE World Series 2018 and we could not be more excited. It's all still to play for with a number of key battles taking place that will decide who will be the overall winners of FWS 2018. Plus, the added excitement of this event being the first UCI BMX Freestyle Park event that will count towards qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Chengdu is becoming a permanent feature on the FWS thanks to the city's amazing atmosphere and its resident’s passion for actions sports. This year we have a few new features for spectators to enjoy: