X-games Sydney day 1 is a wrap. For the first time in action sports history, xgames touches base in Oceania and the weather gods weren’t on the builders' side. The Xgames crew battled through an excessive amount of unforeseen rain which made preparations tough. After a couple of changes in the day schedule, day 1 kicked off in traditional xgames style. On the Programm was Bmx big air and dirt qualifying as well as bmx street finals.
The California skateparks crew once again did an insane job on the street course which got dried up by the Sydney sun before finals kicked of at 4:15pm. With a 10 rider all star lineup the show was set. Combining riding styles of Dakota Roche with Dennis Enarson and Alex Donnachie could only
During this week Olympic gold medals were handed out for BMX Freestyle Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Youth Olympic Games had a mixed BMX Freestyle event on the schedule which started with a Seeding and Qualifying phase on Wednesday, followed by a big and small final on Thursday. Qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games happened last year already during the UCI Urban World Championships in Chengdu, China. 8 Men and 8 women got a spot to perform at the YOG which was a first in BMX Freestyle. The riders became part of their national Olympic squad for the games and represented their country and welcomed the support from all corners. Hurricane (FISE) had built up a basic Park course at the Urban Park in Puerto Madero for the 17-18 year old athletes.
After qualifying on Wednesday 10 October it looked like the battle for gold would be between Germany and Argentina. But with Germany in first position in both Men (Evan Brandes) and Women (Lara Lessmann) in qualification, it was up to Argentina (Iki Mazza and Agustina Roth) to shine during the finals. The top four in each gender made it to the Big final. Those who finished in postition 5-8 in qualifying were stuck in the small final and would only battle for those available places in the ranking. Men and Women rode separately. Each rider scored points and the points of the team mates were added up to form the final ranking of the competition. 15 points for a first place, 10 for second, 8 for third, 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1. In case of a tie, the highest rank would count. If that would still be the same, both teams would get the same spot.
In front of a packed house for the final day of the inaugural X Games Sydney 2018, Australian athletes gave their hometown crowd reason to cheer. Australian athletes took home 10 medals, three of them being gold, the most of any country. Ryan Williams of the Sunshine Coast kicked off the day winning his first X Games medal with gold in the BMX Big Air competition. Best known for throwing scooter tricks on the Nitro Circus tour, Ryan Williams showed he’s not just a one-trick pony. Adding BMX riding in recent years, Williams quickly learned his way around the bike and lands some of the most creative tricks in the discipline. Williams proved his BMX prowess by landing a nothing front bikeflip over the gap, to a frontflip flair at 11-feet, 3-inches to best the two-
Another sunny day welcomed a packed house of fans to Spotless Stadium for the second day of X Games Sydney competition. The hometown fans were in for a treat as Gold Coast native Kyle Baldock added his tenth X Games medal today at the inaugural X Games Sydney BMX Dirt competition finishing second behind Poland's Dawid Godziek while American Colton Walker grabbed the bronze. The second day of X Games Sydney competition kicked off with a crowd-favorite BMX Dirt final. With Sydney local Brandon Loupos attempting to defend his X Games Minneapolis gold against fellow Aussie medal threats Kyle Baldock and Logan Martin, the crowd
BMX Big Air Finals are happening at noon on Sunday 21 October. The qualification round is behind us and here is how it turned out for BMX in Sydney, Australia. In the BMX Big Air Qualifier, Jaie Toohey earned the final transfer spot, besting fellow Australians Andy Buckworth, Matt Whyatt and Todd Meyn.
BMX Big Air Qualifier
Douglas Oliveira, 74.33 (BRA) Q Alex Landeros, 71.66 (USA) Q
When the weather turned out better the Dirt contest at the 2018 X-Games in Sydney got on its way. With minimum practice the riders sent it anyway with the following ranking as the result. The finals will be crazy. Count on that one.
Monster Energy congratulates Alex Donnachie on his first X Games gold medal at X Games Sydney. For the first time in X Games history, the competition kicked off at Spotless Stadium bringing X Games fans to Sydney, Australia. Kicking off the first competition of X Games Sydney with a bang, Scottish rider Donnachie stunned fans by winning the gold in BMX Street upsetting the perennial gold medal favorite Garrett Reynolds. With a winning score of 84.33, the medal also put him in the history books as Scotland’s first X Games medalist.
"I don't know what to say...it doesn't seem real. It still hasn't sunk in yet," said Donnachie upon
The Italian BMX Freestyle Park championships took place at the ZOO Park in PRIERO (CN), Italy. Alessandro won the tricolore jersey and used the home advantage to his benefit. See who else made it on the podium of the first ever edition of the Italian BMX Freestyle Park Championship.
What an FFC French Cup final at the FISE Xperience Series in Le Grau du Roi! The Montpellier's couple Céline Vaes and Raphael Chiquet smashed it. Celine took the Gold both for the stop and the overall, as well as his guy Raphael who win this final battle with Thomas Noyer.