Last weekend Formula¹s Steven Wong was invited to meet the President of Hong Kong, who honoured him with the chief executive's commendation for community service award.
Steven received this recognition for his fine results from the past years in BMX and his excellent efforts promoting the sport to the HK youth.
Steven has obtained somewhat of a celebrity status after winning the All China Games in 2006. This was the introduction of BMX racing for most Hong Kong citizens. In 2009, the first ever official BMX track will be built in Hong Kong in support of the Hong Kong Cycling Federation. Without a doubt, a lot of HK youngsters will try to follow in Steven¹s tire tracks.
The votes are in and have all been tallied for this years ABA/BMXer magzines Golden Crank awards as well. This year we received more votes than ever and the voting was closer than ever. The Golden Crank Awards are voted on by the fans and are awarded at the ABA BMX Hall Of Fame banquet in Tulsa, Oklahoma at ABA`s host hotel, the Crowne Plaza, Wednesday November 26th at 2:00pm. Seats are limited so be sure to get there early!
2008 BMXer Magazine Golden Crank Nominees (These are the Top 5 in each category listed in alphabetical order):
AA Pro of the Year -Danny Caluag -Mike Day -David Herman -Donny Robinson -Khalen Young
Free Agent Bicycles is proud to announce the signing 16 year-old sensation Connor Fields to the Free Agent Team for 2009. Fields, from Henderson Nevada, has won over 25 Nationals already this year. He is currently the USAC number one, NBL number one and current ABA age group points leader.
“Connor is already ahead off his time with his skill, speed and maturity for such a young age,” said Free Agents Team Manager Dale Holmes. “When Connor is out on the track even the Worlds best Pros will stop and watch, keeping a close eye on where the competition could come from in the next few years.”
Fields will focus on both the ABA and NBL National series, alongside the UCI North American Continental series and the World Championships in Australia. He will ease into the UCI World Cup over the next few years with the Junior Olympic being the goal in 2010 and then the London Olympics in 2012.
BMX frame technology just been risen to a new level with the arrival of the 2009 Intense Podium Frames. The best frame in BMX, the Intense Podium has been improved for 2009 with frame tube advancements making it a bit lighter and made to look even better with a gloss white or gloss black finish with all new graphics. Intense have put together the ultimate package of Hydroformed
Free Agent Bicycles are proud to announce the signing of current European, World and Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs as the newest member of the 2009 Free Agent Team. Strombergs, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist of Latvia, will move to the U.S. to take on the next chapter in is already golden career the U.S. National circuit.“It’s going to be a busy year for Maris and Free Agent, but he's already looking forward to the new challenge and a chance to really see what racing is all about in the USA,” said team manager Dale Holmes. Strombergs will also compete in the UCI World Cup, select European events and will defend his UCI World Title in Australia during the 09 season.
Maris will start his preparations for the new season during November and December in Europe. In January, he will move to California
For 5 bucks you're the owner of this BMX World magazine. The October-November issue has loads of racing reports, some interviews and lots of BMX Racing news. With BMX now being an Olympic Sport, the 100% race magazine can only profit from the popularity of the sport. 100 pages of full color photos on glossy paper shows that BMX is on the upswing. Finding the mag can be difficult but you can contact them on their website. The best way is getting a subscription so you don't even have to get out of the door to score the latest issue.
Okay, what's in this issue? -Off-Track with Jason Richardson -What the hell is a manual? -Days of the Wildman -My Ride with Josh Oie -Now that's a first with Derek Betcher
The ABA BMX Fall Nationals - Disney Cup event was as exciting as ever. With 10 countries and 40 U.S. states being represented you can see why! There were also three ABA BMX PRO SERIES scores on the line, many of the sports top athletes were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles and the brand new fuel injected 450 RMZ Suzuki`s that go with them. There were several 2008 Olympians in the house this weekend. Team USA's Kyle Bennett was back on the ABA BMX scene and was looking good all weekend long. South Africa's Sifiso Nhlapo was also
For some people it is time to look into next season at this point. It helps to have a list available of races or events to budget things. The NBL has just announced their 2009 National Racing calendar.
USA Cycling announced today dates and locations for the eight domestic events slated to appear on the 2008-09 UCI BMX North American Continental Calendar, as well as the 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships. For the first time, UCI Continental Calendar events in the United States will be contested at American Bicycle Association (ABA) affiliated tracks. The ABA will also host the third-annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships, which will return to Metroplex BMX in Desoto, Texas on March 21.
Tons of iron lifted in a fitness centre, kilometers on roads, days on trips, training plans, massages… enough for a talented sportsman to become successful, but too little to become a real professional. It does not depend on how his sport is big, but it depends on what all is he willing to do not to remain only a local hero…
Michal Prokop managed to step out of shadow of sports giants even before the flames went up over the Beijing. The life on pedals