With the Olympic Games coming up shortly, a lot of the athletes have built up a special bike for the event that they worked towards to for 4 years, actually 5 for the Tokyo edition. Customization is always a fun project. Colour matching with the best part on the market usually results in very nice equipment. The fact that 'Rule 50' needs to be followed for the Games makes it a challenge sometimes but it's good to see the colours of the nation back in the colours of the bikes. Here's James Palmer's bike. Canada represent.
Parts list James Palmer's Olympic Clayborn BMX race bike:
Enjoy this video with breathtaking moments of every BMX Gold Medal Race at the Olympic Games since 2008. BMX is a popular sport and became an Olympic sport in 2008. Since then BMX always shows the tension and exciting moments of racing.
Results UEC Juniors & Elite European Championships Elite Men: 1 PILARD Arthur FRA 2 SCHOTMAN Mitchel NED 3 CLERTE Eddy FRA 4 SCHIPPERS Jay NED 5 KATYSHEV Aleksandr RUS 6 RAGOT RICHARD Mathis FRA 7 SHARROCK Paddy GBR 8 KRIGERS Kristens LAT 9 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 10 MIR Amidou FRA 11 TOMIZIOLI Michele ITA 12 RACINE Romain FRA 13 GOMMERS Ruben BEL 14 DUBOIS Corentin FRA 15 SCHMIDT Julian GER 16 KIMMANN Justin NED
The 2021 UEC European Championships took place in Zolder, Belgium today. With over 800 entries still a big event considering the pandemic and the Olympic Games happening later this month. While some chose to opt out of the race to stay safe for the big one in Tokyo, others used the Euros to get in the race mood, pick up a title and made good use of the absence of some of the big dogs. The grandstands on the first straight were packed while masks were mandatory. The crowd got to see some great racing on the proven track of Heusden-Zolder. Things heated up in the Elite Men class and some of the favourites crashed in the first Round but had the Last Chance Qualifier to try to make it through. This happened to Arthur Pilard from France for instance who later ended up winning the
The Olympics happen every 4 years. Tokyo had a delay of a year but in a few weeks BMX racing and BMX Park will be part of it. It has been a long road for the BMX-ers who made it there. Some have celebrated their participation already by getting to build up a special ride just for the Olympic Games. In the time leading up to the games we are going to check in with the special rides. Today's Olympic machine: Romain Mahieu (FRA).
Romain Mahieu's ride..... Frame : GT Speed Series with custom paint made by AS Design Fork : Pride Racing Slik carbon fork 20mm with custom design