It's always fun to hang out in the press centre at a big BMX race. Lots of familiar faces show up every time and some serious bullshitting takes place. From crazy wifi codes to secretly taken paparazzi shots circulating among the insiders. The occasional beer at the end of the weekend to wrap things up is a big plus too. With so many photographers around at the 2019 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Heusden-Zolder it is a challenge to stand out with photos. Plons is one that sees things in a different way and he offered a photo album to us that's worth checking out. So please take a moment to flip through the pics to see how the Belgian photographer saw the race in his home country.
Alise Willoughby (Post) (Chula Vista, Calif.; Promax/GW/Klean/Troy Lee Designs) powered her way to another World Championship title today at the 2019 BMX Racing World Championships in Belgium. Willoughby, who won the rainbow jersey in 2017 as well, qualified for the finals after racing three qualifying motos. Teammate and current National Champion Felicia Stancil (Indianapolis Ind.; Supercross) also joined Willoughby in the finals. “Coming into this I was down in the dumps at the start of the day, I started my day on the ground. You know coming into this I knew it was going to be tough with all the Europeans who have been here every week for the past year and in the rain. None of it was in my favor,” said Willoughby, “I’m really happy I rose to the challenge and I can’t believe here we are.”