The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that an equal number of female and male cyclists will be taking part at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The development was confirmed earlier today, when the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met to discuss and approve the event programme for the Games. Gender equality is one of the objectives of the UCI’s Agenda 2022, the Federation’s roadmap for the development of our sport. A total of 514 athletes will take part in the cycling events at Paris 2024, with an equal split between women and men. A first in the Olympic history of our sport, this parity has been achieved thanks to changes made to the athlete quotas for cycling’s disciplines. Having already been achieved in mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle Park on the Tokyo 2020 programme, gender parity is now a reality for road and track cycling as well.
It should be pointed out that this significant development for our sport comes at a time when the number of athletes taking part in the Games is being reduced across different sports, in line with the recommendations of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020. Cycling will thus have 14 fewer places at Paris 2024, a reduction that affects road and mountain bike. This moderate decrease will be partly offset by the allocation of one extra place for track cycling and six in BMX Freestyle Park, with the number of athletes competing in both the men’s and women’s freestyle events increasing from nine to 12.
With its two long-standing disciplines of road and track cycling having been joined by mountain bike
With 46 nations competing, the tension and excitement is felt all around the world for the first E-FISE Montpellier Battle of the Nations. Athletes are highly involved and they still have until December 13th to motivate their communities to vote for their team! The Top 10 ranking is made up of countries from each continent. Latin America, Europe, Asia, Oceania... It's always mind-blowing to discover how urban sports passions are international and their communities are connected, and all committed to pushing forward the limits of their disciplines.
It's currently team Mexico lead by BMX legend Kevin Peraza that is topping the table. Brazil is creeping up on them though and in second place at the moment. In 3rd place we have Columbia lead by young
The top ranked pro and amateur athletes from E-FISE Montpellier 2020 by HONOR have been selected to represent their country in a new contest called “BATTLE OF THE NATIONS”. Each Nation will be represented by a compilation video showcasing the team’s highlights from their E-FISE video entries and fans will be able to vote for their favourite nation. Nations will be competing for an invitation to FISE Montpellier 2021. There will also be prizes on offer for fans who vote. Voting is open now and ends 13 December 2020.
Contest Launch: November 2 Public Voting: November 2 – December 13
The 100% Armega goggle brings Ultra HD lens clarity to BMX. Experience definition and subtlety never before viewed through the lens of a goggle. Add to that our proprietary HiPER® contrast–enhancing lens technology and you’ll feel the depth of terrain as you’re commanding past it. Developed by 100% engineers in California and tested by 100% world famous riders, this is the most sophisticated BMX Goggle ever made. All the components come together to form the ultimate protection.
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This video isn’t focused on just biking clips or just bangers as most videos within BMX do. The fact people are afraid to think out of the box in our passion made me really run on a different track. So I felt that somebody had to make a difference on this. My purpose on this video is to put the viewer in context of different interpretations on what BMX means and how much it takes over the way of looking at things. And a lot of riders in this world aren’t conscious perceiving these points.
I wanna create the ability for people to experiment more within BMX & its art. Open doors and show theres no rules. You can go as crazy as you want.
All clips are shot with my handycam & all the music you’ll hear are self produced unreleased songs.
The teams are made up of the top ranking athletes of each Nation from E-FISE Montpellier 2020 and the videos are jam-packed overviews of the best urban sports shots from the contest. Teams are battling it out for invitations to the world's biggest action sports festival, FISE Montpellier. Fans also have the chance to win, as each time they vote they're entered into a weekly draw to win FISE Apparel prizes. All the Nation's videos are now available to watch, and it's currently Mexico that is leading the contest with more than 1300 votes. Followed by Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, it seems that Latin America knows how to make it happen.
From the inspiring true story of extreme sports legend John Buultjens, THE RIDE follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands John (Shane Graham) in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge ('Ludacris') and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander), an interracial couple who want to provide a fresh start for the tormented youth.
Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing and slowly begins to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports by giving John his first bike. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and together they speed toward BMX glory and ultimately, redemption.
THE RIDE exclusively on Prime Video beginning November 13, 2020
Directed by Alex Ranarivelo Written by J.R. Reher & Jean Marie Sobeck, Hadeel Reda, Alex Ranarivelo Based on Life of John Buultjens Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Shane Graham and Sasha Alexander
Two of the world’s most iconic BMX brands have teamed up yet again to release the Vans x CULT collection, a head-to-toe offering of apparel and footwear that reflects storied histories, Southern California roots, and a shared roster of BMX riders, including freestyle powerhouse and 2021 Olympic hopeful Angie Marino. The collection leads with the Versa Hoodie in orange, featuring water-repellant STORM COTTON technology and printed CULT Checkerboard art down both sleeves. For Angie, the Versa is more than just another comfy staple in her collection of Vans x CULT collaborations: “I love that it has a Velcro pocket for your phone so when you’re riding or being active it won’t bounce out,” she said, adding that she always looks forward to what the two brands will create together.
Just in time for the winter holidays, etnies releases a new Michelin package today unveiling the Veer in lustrous yellow and the classic Marana in brilliant blue. Tried, tested and proven to be three times more durable than regular rubber outsoles, etnies and Michelin have hit pole position with the Marana and Veer once again.
Remaining a skateboarding shoe, household name and a fans favourite for over eight years, the Marana got even tougher with the reinvented Michelin outsole. The Marana features a fused on, injected rubber toe cap for incredible longevity and hidden lace loops to protect and withstand countless flicks. For added comfort and performance, the Marana includes a padded tongue, collar and Pro Foam 1 insole, all sitting atop of a cupsole formulated with Michelin rubber.
The top ranked professional and amateur athletes from E-FISE Montpellier have been selected to represent their country in a new contest called E-FISE Montpellier Battle of the Nations. Each Nation will be represented by a compilation video showcasing the team's highlights from their E-FISE Montpellier video entries and fans will be able to vote for their favorite Nation.
E-FISE Montpellier Battle of the Nations provides fans with another opportunity to discover new and exciting athletes and offers athletes the opportunity to win the chance to come and compete in the