Best known as the 'Super Bowl of Flatland BMX', Red Bull Circle of Balance returned for the fifth iteration of the event after a 10-year hiatus with Canadian Jean William Prévost crowned champion at the US debut of the global event. Here is all you need to know:
- Sixteen hand-selected athletes from nine countries went head-to-head in the bracket-style competition at New Orleans' iconic Mardi Gras World in front of over 500 spectators as global viewers tuned in live on Red Bull TV.
- American riders performed larger than life tricks, European athletes brought style and steeze, and Japanese participants demonstrated technical precision in the ultimate showcase of sport.
The season came to an end at the Gold Coast. Home base of Logan Martin who put home advantage to good use as he had the last run of the day and some hammer runs were just pulled right in front of him. The Aussie made it work and scored the overall UCI World Cup title at the same time after three stops this year. 2023 should see a 6-stop Park season with venues all over the world from Saudi Arabia, to Belgium to France to...... Get on it. Join the fun. Here's the 2022 standings. Make sure you get on the list next year.
2022 Overall standings UCI BMX Park World Cup: 1 MARTIN Logan AUS 2800
Logan does it. An intense final wrapped up the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup year at the Gold Coast in Australia. For a moment it looked like Anthony Jeanjean was going to run with it but Logan Martin came out swinging in the last run of the event. It was a great way to end the year but it won't be long before we're back at it. Find the results of the last stop below.
BMX Park Men results: 1 MARTIN Logan AUS 2 JEANJEAN Anthony FRA 3 NAKAMURA Rimu JPN 4 CHRISTOPHER Marcus USA 5 DOWELL Justin USA 6 REILLY Kieran GBR 7 MATTHEWS Joshua AUS 8 TRYON Bryce USA 9 TOOHEY Jaie AUS 10 THIEM Jacob USA 11 FOX Brian USA
The standings going into the last round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup for Women Park was close. Chinese athletes left a strong impression at the last stop in Australia and are showing they mean business in the years to come. In the end it was Hannah Roberts who scored most points overall for the season to become the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup Park champion. Second went to Nikita Ducarroz (SUI) and third place overall was for Charlotte Worthington who had to sit out the last World Cup final after a warm-up crash left her sidelined. Question of the day was if the Chinese ladies will continue to improve on their level. If they do, the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle Park overall ranking will look a whole lot different. The challenge is on, and that's a good thing. Progression needs to be made. Riding needs to be pushed. There is never a stale moment in BMX Freestyle.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup overall ranking 2022. Women. 1 ROBERTS Hannah USA 2590 2 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI 2210 3 WORTHINGTON Charlotte GBR 1830 4 WOLFE Chelsea USA 1760 5 BENEGAS Perris USA 1670 6 LESSMANN Lara Marie GER 1620
What a surprise on today's Women Park podium at the Gold Coast. The top two spots going to CHINA and deservingly so. Hannah Roberts grabs third after yesterday's bail made it unsure if she would actually ride today. She did, got third and that didn't hurt her 2022 overall UCI World Cup position either. Results on the final standings to follow.
Results UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Women. 1 SUN Jiaqi CHN 2 ZHOU Huimin CHN 3 ROBERTS Hannah USA
The UCI BMX Freestyle park World Cup season ends in Australia. It has been a battle between Anthony Jeanjean and Logan Martin all year long. With Jeanjean getting home advantage in Montpellier France, it is now Logan Martin's turn to use the Gold Coast surroundings in his favour for the last stop. Both did well in Montpellier and Brussels and their ranking points indicate 1820 for Jeanjean and 1800 for Martin at the moment. During qualification neither one of the top park riders made a mistake and a 1-2 finish was the results with Logan coming on top. The event continued on Saturday with the semi finals where 12 of the 24 riders were sent to the showers. Logan and Anthony are still in getting out of the semi finals in 1st (Logan) and 3rd (Jeanjean) giving the Aussie the opportunity to watch the Frenchy's runs before dropping in. With two runs of which the best run counts, expect the battle to be on. In Abu Dhabi at the recent UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships Logan Martin got a flat tire during qualification. Something like that could just happen at the Gold Coast as well but both team France and team Australia are ready to minimize bad luck and get the riders ready so they can perform at their best at the final round of the season. 2022 UCI BMX Park World Champion made it to the finals in 2nd place and is ready to mix it up with the two title favourites on Sunday. We will see what happens but make sure to keep checking in for the outcome.
In Women Park China is taking over. You read that right. China is taking over the Women class
The final stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup is happening this weekend at the Gold Coast. 70 Elite riders made the trip to sunny Gold Coast. It’s the first time a UCI World Cup is taking place in Oz, a country which has produced many great riders in the past. The place, supported by AUS Cycling, was a big investment but can now be used for international events, clinics, trainings or all of the above. The Hot Box indoor facility is located only 200 meters from the outdoor park so as a BMX rider living at the Gold Coast isn’t a bad thing. It’s surfer’s paradise too so you get an idea of the place. Add many surrounding concrete parks, Logan Martin’s backyard, the giant Beenleigh Park, some BMX tracks and you could change Surfer’s Paradise into Biker’s Paradise just as well. Having events in new places always brings the explore factor up and there’s plenty to do out here in Oz.
After some days of open practice, a press day followed before the event really kicks off with a full day of BMX Park practice on Thursday. Friday will see Men Qualifying where things will get hectic.
Results American Continental BMX Park Championships, Lima, Peru 26 - 27 Nov 2022
Men Park: 1 Jose TORRES GIL 27 ARG 88.67 500.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Job MONTAÑEZ SOTO 25 PER 85.33 450.00 3 Gustavo BATISTA DE OLIVEIRA 20 BRA 84.67 410.00 4 Maxime CHALIFOUR 23 CAN 84.27 380.00 5 Mike VARGA 26 CAN 83.67 350.00 6 Julio MOSQUERA CAMACHO 29 ECU 75.33 320.00 7 Jose CEDANO CABRERA 25 CHI 74.00 290.00 8 Juan Camilo CAICEDO HURTADO 20 COL 73.33 270.00 9 Oscar GATICA GONZALEZ 25 CHI 69.33 240.00 10 Juan Sebastian VACA MARTINEZ21 COL 67.67 210.00
Results 2022 Australian National BMX Park Championships Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 19 Nov 2022
Park Men: 1 Baios Brandon LOUPOS 29 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Jake WALLWORK 28 AUS 160.00 3 Joshua MATTHEWS 26 AUS 130.00 4 Alec DANELUTTI 22 AUS 110.00 5 Jason WATTS 29 AUS 90.00 6 Samual GRACE 19 AUS 70.00 7 Liam QUINLIVAN 25 AUS 50.00 8 Samuel GIBSON 24 AUS 30.00 9 Benjamin ZYGMANT 30 AUS 20.00 10 Brandon VANNEE 29 AUS 10.00
Park Women: 1 Sarah NICKI 15 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Mylee TOOHEY 15 AUS 160.00
Results 2022 Uruguayan National BMX Park Championships, Uruguay 06 November 2022
Park Men: 1 Yohnatan Gabriel DA CUNHA BURGOS 28 URU 187 200.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Mateo LLUBERAS DE LOS SANTOS 16 URU 177 160.00 3 Adrian Alejandro SUAREZ TEXEIRA 16 URU 176 130.00 4 Anderson Mateo SUAREZ TEXEIRA 16 URU 172 110.00 5 Mauro RODRIGUEZ CABRERA 16 URU 161 90.00 6 Jorge Antonio MALDONADO PAZ 39 URU 156 70.00 7 Francesco FACCHIN VARESE 20 URU 156 50.00 8 Enzo BAGNATI CLAVELLI 16 URU 149 30.00 9 Francisco FERNANDEZ ACUÑA 20 URU 147 20.00 10 Benjamin LIMA FLORES 15 URU 145 10.00 11 Santiago Michel MARTINEZ GOMEZ 16 URU 140
Park Women: 1 Natalia Soledad SANCHEZ NAVONE 29 URU 200.00 UCI Ranking Points