With important sportive stakes, such as Olympic qualifications, the final round of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Gold Coast, Australia has reunited the best riders during four days under the Australian sun. From France, Australia, Japan, Germany, USA, and 13 other countries, the 95 riders divided into 5 categories (Junior Men and Women, Amateurs and Pro Men and Women) were there for the same goal: win the competition and hit the title of winner of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup. Tasty tricks, serious steaze and new crowned champs, it defines pretty well the last day of the Gold Coast competition. With great runs and huge tricks, the riders set the park on fire.
After a heated final, it's finally Logan MARTIN (AUS) and Jiaqi SUN (CHN) who won the 3rd round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup.
With 8 woman on the start list and one of them being Australia's top Woman BMX athlete Saya Sakakibara in the mix it was going to be some hot racing. Down to our final 4 riders the race between MTB’r Cassie Voysey and BMX’r Johanna Jephcott would come down to 3/100ths of a second to decide 3rd and 4th place with spoils going to Cassie Voysey.
The finals saw a bigger gap between a solid and smooth looking Annaliese Rokov and Top BMXer Saya Sakakibara, both having clean runs it was the experience and power of Sakaibara that would take top honours by just over 1.5 seconds.
When's the last time you took your new bike to the track? Jayce Cunning: I was actually at the track yesterday doing some coaching but I didn’t ride a lot. Before that the last time I took it would have been the start of December as we have had plenty of rain around and I also hurt my shoulder so riding hasn’t really been on the agenda the past month.
Has Covid made riding your bike difficult? Jayce Cunning: At the beginning of covid I didn’t ride at all as the tracks were completely closed. Fortunately our beaches were open for activities so I was able to go surfing everyday to keep sane. Although, once the tracks opened towards the end of the year I rode more than I probably ever have. I was loving being back on my bike, filming for my “Cunno’s World” YouTube videos and taking ramps to the BMX Tracks to change it up, have fun and entertain the youngsters.