It was in sunny Brussels on Sunday that the top international riders competed in the finals the third round of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup (Park). The athletes set the ramps on fire for explosive Men's & Women's finals, and it is the Frenchman Anthony JEANJEAN, already crowned last year in Brussels, and the Chinese Huimin ZHOU, first at FISE Montpellier, who won.
With 2 stratospheric runs full of amplitude, Anthony JEANJEAN confirmed his number 1 ranking in Brussels and delighted the audience with his tricks such as a 720 bar, a triple whip backflip and a double back flip. His final score was 92.56 pts, ahead of Japan's Rimu NAKAMURA (91.56 pts) and Australia's Logan MARTIN (89.41 pts).
Semi-final day in Brussels for the third round of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup (Park) ! Despite irregular weather in the early afternoon, the competition was back on track at the end of the day for the Men's Semi-final. Women's Semi-final therefore becomes a 24-rider final, to be held this Sunday, July 9, from 9.30 to 11.45am, followed by Men's Final from 12.15 to 1.45 pm.
UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup - Park: (12 Men qualified for the final on Sunday). 1. DOWELL Justin, USA 2. TORRES GIL José, ARG 3. MARTIN Logan, AUS
The third round of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup (Park) kicked off in Brussels this Thursday! After Diriyah in Saudi Arabia and Montpellier in France, it's in the heart of Brussels' favourite park, Josaphat Park, that the best international riders gather. On this qualifying day, the riders put on a show in front of festival-goers to try and consolidate or improve their positions in the overall UCI World Cup standings and to score points towards Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification.
UCI BMX Freestyle - Park: Men 1. REILLY Kieran, GBR 2. TORRES GIL Jose, ARG 3. CHRISTOPHER Marcus, USA 4. KEMPF Zoltán, HUN 5. DANELUTTI Alec, AUS 6. PERAZA GARCIA Kevin, MEX 7. JEANJEAN Anthony, FRA 8. OZAWA Kaede, JPN 9. MATTHEWS Joshua, AUS 10. FOX Brian, USA 11. BRUCE Nick, USA
The Munich Mash concept seems to work. Thousands of spectators came to the Olympia Park in Munich to witness the sickness and BMX was one of the highlights. It's fair to say between 5000-7000 were sitting on the natural bank to watch the finals on Sunday. 8 riders had made the cut while 4 had to watch from the sidelines after Saturday's qualification phase. The morning rain disappeared and a last practice/warm-up session could be held in order for Jacob Thiem, Tom "Richter" Justice, Sergio Layos, Bryce Tryon, Kieran Reilly, Shaun Gornall, Declan Brooks and Sikharin Supanmart to get ready for the big final. Live TV, a big crowd, prestige and some good prize money were on the line and as usual the energy given by the MC's and the crowd helped step it up.
Results Venezuela Circuito Nacional BMX Freestyle Caracas, Venezuela 01 July 2023
1 Edy Jose ALVIAREZ SANCHEZ 41 VEN 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Anthony Gregorio CASTRO CASTILLO 19 VEN 160.00 3 Emiller PARRA 29 VEN 130.00 4 Aaron Alejandro MATOS PEÑALOZA 19 VEN 110.00 5 Paul Alexander RIVAS MORENO 19 VEN 90.00 6 Kevin Jesus DE MEO PEREIRA 24 VEN 70.00
Final BMX Park results UEC BMX Freestyle European Continental Championships - Park Krakow, Poland 21 - 22 June 2023
Men Park: 1 Kieran REILLY 22 GBR 500.00 2 Anthony JEANJEAN 25 FRA 450.00 3 Declan BROOKS 27 GBR 410.00 4 Ernests ZEBOLDS 24 LAT 380.00 5 Marin RANTEŠ 28 CRO 350.00 6 Zoltán KEMPF 27 HUN 320.00 7 Tomáš BERAN 24 CZE 290.00 8 Zoltán ÚJVÁRY 23 HUN 270.00 9 Levi WEIDMANN 23 NED 240.00