Anderson Souza and myself (Jeremy Smith) are spending the some time in Belgium before the 2019 UCI BMX World championships in Zolder kick off. We made our way to the Dessel track and decided to play a game of B.M.X! Unfortunately it ended with a crash haha.
Next to racing BMX just for fun, winning is a big part of it. The first moto win ever feels good for everyone but it doesn’t stop there most likely. Crossing the line in first place tastes like more and being hungry for victories changes the training strategy. Things need to fall into place on the track. The bike needs to be well prepared so no mechanical issues can destroy the plan to win. The BMX track needs to be mastered from the double jumps, the turns, the third straight rhythm section and the technical last straight. Where on the track can you pass the leader when you’re in second? It’s important to figure that out beforehand. It’s no secret that a good start in BMX is crucial so practice as many of those to get the timing right. In comes the power, maybe the least fun part of training for the win, but you can work on strong legs in the gym and will see the results coming out of the gate stronger against your competitors.
We’re not there yet. Do you eat right? Do you drink the right products? Do you take enough rest? How was your warm-up at the race? Did you cool down in between motos? You get the point that it takes a lot to win a race, let’s stand, a championship. Last weekend a lot of countries hosted their national championships where some countries filled up the gate and others raced for the championship with whoever showed up on the gate that day. Still, only one rider can win and the routine is the same for every lap. Getting to race with the national color sleeve for a year is a privilege so congratulations to these champions for having a custom jersey made to show off their accomplishment in 2019:
2019 EURO CHAMPS RACE RECAP - JUSTIN KIMMANN. All my race laps from the European Championships in Valmiera, Latvia last weekend. Bit disappointed about my 1/4 final tho.. Went too low in turn 1 which left me with less speed out of the turn and over the pro section as you can see. But, happy with the other laps and the consistent gates.
Elite Results UEC Juniors & Elite European Championships - Valmiera, Latvia - 13 July 2019. Elite Men: 1 313 KIMMANN Niek NED 120 points 2 148 VAN GENDT Twan NED 105 3 8 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 90 4 87 WHYTE Kye GBR 75 5 515 SHARROCK Paddy GBR 60 6 179 MARQUART Simon M. SUI 50 7 6 EVANS Kyle GBR 40 8 33 DAUDET Joris FRA 30 9 974 MAYET Romain FRA 25 10 996 KRIGERS Kristens LAT 25 11 29 RENCUREL Jérémy FRA 20 12 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 20 13 1007 GRAF David SUI 15