If you're all about numbers, you'll like the fact that for the first time ever at a UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup there were enough Women entering the event to have a semi-final as the next phase. 38(!) Women signed up for the first Olympic Qualifying event in Chengdu which is an amazing number considering 5 girls entered the very first World Cup only a couple of years ago. With the growing number also comes progression of the riding. 24 Women made it to the semi final and good eyes will notice Caroline Buchanan's 4th place finish in her first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup event. The former UCI BMX Racing and MTB World Champion is getting involved in Freestyle and was off to a good start in China finishing right behind Perris Benegas, Lara Lessmann and a ruling Hannah Roberts. From 24 riders a cut will be made to 12 on Saturday 3 November for Sunday's final. It's time to follow the ladies of freestyle.
2018 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Women Qualifying results, Chengdu, China: 1. ROBERTS Hannah 2. LESSMANN Lara 3. BENEGAS Perris 4. CAROLINE Buchanan 5. DUCARROZ Nikita 6. POSADSKIKH Elizaveta
Today Pre-Qualification took place at the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu, China. Divided over three groups 62 riders signed up to join the top 50 already qualified riders that made the trip to China. The open contest gives riders the chance join the World Cup event and show that they have what it takes being one of the best Park riders on this planet. 23 spots were open to form tomorrow's 64-rider field. After missing several 2018 World Cups due to injury Declan Brooks (GBR) as well as Drew Bezanson (CAN) showed that they belong in that group by finishing first and second today. Also Andrew Ahumada (AUS) is in for Friday's qualification phase as well as Takagi, Camacho, YOG gold medalist Brandes, Manuel Leiva, Madona and Zebolds all coming from a different country. Kieran Reilly didn't have to 360 double whip to 360 to make it through but
he wrapped up today's top 10 in Pre-Qualifying. So who else isn't done yet at the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu below.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Pre Qualification results, Chengdu, China. 1 Declan BROOKS 88.50 pts 2 Drew BEZANSON 80.00 pts 3 Andrew AHUMADA 79.75 pts 4 Toshio TAKAGI 76.25 pts 5 Camacho JONATHAN 75.25 pts
UCI BMX FreeStyle World Cup top 40 Ranking after three rounds (Japan, France, Canada) with one more round to go (China). How's your boy doing? Men Elite: 1 BRUCE Nick USA 2390 2 DHERS Daniel VENEZUELA 2060 3 RANTEš Marin CROATIA 1950 4 LOGAN Martin AUSTRALIA 1900 5 DOWELL Justin USA 1690 6 LOUPOS Brandon AUSTRALIA 1440 7 TENCIO Kenneth COSTA RICA 1370 8 RIM Nakamura JAPAN 1260 9 SANDOVAL Daniel USA 1240 10 FOX Brian USA 1094 11 MALOTT Jeremy USA 1030 12 RIZAEV Irek RUSSIA 900 13 TORRES GIL Jose ARGENTINA 870 14 LEIVA Jake USA 864 15 CASEY Pat USA 856
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Ranking as of stop 3 with one more stop to go in Chengdu, China first weekend of November. Get your practice runs in. Women Elite: 1 ROBERTS Hannah USA 2770 2 LESSMANN Lara GERMANY 2540 3 MINATO Oike JAPAN 2340 4 DUCARROZ Nikita SWITZERLAND 2290 5 MARINO Angie USA 2140 6 BUITRAGO Nina USA 1910 7 FERNANDEZ MIRANDA AZCOAGA Teresa SPAIN 1770 8 WORTHINGTON Charlotte GREAT BRITAIN 1660 9 CHEW Ellie NEW ZEALAND 1090 10 PEREZ Macarena CHILE 1030 11 ZACARIAS Analia ARGENTINA 1010 12 WOHLRAB Jennifer GERMANY 790 13 SILVA CRUZ Shanice NETHERLANDS 740 14 WARD Val GREAT BRITAIN 630 15 POSADSKIKH Elizaveta RUSSIA 570
The current UCI BMX Freestyle Park Nation Ranking shows where your nation's at in BMX PARK riding at the moment. This nation ranking will become important after 1 November when the Olympic qualifying period begins. Between 1 November 2018 and 11 May 2020 several UCI sanctioned events will provide points towards individual rankings which will translate into a Nations ranking with the points of the two top ranked riders in either the Male or Female BMX Park category. With the top ranked Nation getting to send two riders to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo we will see a strong battle for that position starting 1 November 2018. Nations ranked 2-5 will also get to send a rider with one rider going to the host nation and 2 spots will be given away at the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Chamionships to complete the total of 9 available spots in both Men and Women.
The last UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup of 2018 will take place in Chengdu, China from 1-4 November making this the first Olympic Qualifying event for Tokyo 2020. Also the UCI Urban World Championships the weekend after in Chengdu will count for qualifying points in the BMX Freestyle Park discipline. But scoring points during World Cups and World Championships isn't the only way. C1 category events will be held all over the world in 2019 as well as national championships and possibly continental championships. In short, points will start to matter very soon for those chasing a spot at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Starting from 1 November 2018 points to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games can be gathered at various BMX Freestyle Park events. UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cups and UCI World Championships are high up on the list for those who wish to compete in Tokyo in 2020. Points of the two highest ranked riders per nation (Men and Women separately) between 1 November 2018 and 11 May 2020 will be gathered into a Nations Ranking. 9 Men and 9 Women will get to participate at the Tokyo Games.
With the top nation per gender getting to send 2 riders to Tokyo it will be key for riders to aim for that number one Nation Ranking spot. 1 spot per gender will go to the host country (Japan in this
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