Name: Mathis Ragot Richard Racing number: 161 Hometown: Saint Etienne, France Elite Men UCI World Cup Ranking 2018: Actually 10th
Have things changed for you since 1 September, the day the Olympic qualifying period has started? Mathis Ragot Richard: Nothing change, I'll just try to do my best each race I compete as usual. French team were strong this year, and we'll try to get 3 spots for Tokyo, this is the most important for us.
Name: Dave van der Burg Racing number: 8 (192) Hometown: Arnhem, Netherlands
Have things changed for you since 1 September, the day the Olympic qualifying period has started? Dave van der Burg: Not really, of course the qualifying period started so it’s important to score points but it didn’t change my attitude going into a race weekend. If I compete no matter what kind of race, I have my mindset on winning it.
-Spot to ride: Any flat rail -BMX video: Etnies Chapters -Website: YouTube -Web video: Daniel Johnson for Divisionbrand 2013 -Food: Mexican food -Person on Instagram: @bobmenery -Travel destination: Los Angeles -Riders to ride with: Jack Kelly, Cooper Brownlee, Alex Bolton and all the other focalpoint boys -Car: VW mk4 r32 -Movie: Tenacious D Pick of destiny -Colour: Black -Shoes: Vans
-Spot to ride: Corby skatepark, and my local park Justramps is sick -BMX video: Dropping the Hammer; Morgan Wade section -Website: FATBMX/Vitalbmx -Web video: Oldie but still amazing Dean Cueson KHE edit -Food: Salmon -Twitter to follow: Kainebmx -Person on Instagram: Pat Casey -Riders to ride with: All the local boys; Jack Foley, Sam Jones an the rest of the gang! Jack Mould, Kieran Riley and Jack Maguire, Joe Fergieee and Cam Peake! Too many to name haha.
You may want to look fresh for every day at a race and bring your safety gear with you but it all adds to the luggage you've got to drag with you to the next World Cup or international race. Paying for overweight ain't no joke either. But some things you just need to bring to perform at your best. See what Argentina's Fede Villegas brings with him during a race weekend.
Name: Federico Villegas Country: Argentina Sponsors: Crupi BMX, Tioga, Ride 100%, BikeArt, Crupi's co sponsor Tangent and Fly Racing.