Eighth installment of Strays is now available. Just like past "issues", these are a grouping of photos that were shot over the past few months that didn't find a home but we still wanted to share with the BMX community. This time around I'm excited to announce that we have photo contributions from both Taylor Stos and Chris Shellkopf.
Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups.The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's the latest? Let us know. -Matthias Dandois on Levi's -Chad Reed on Chase Bicycles -Chris Childs on S&M -Kristina Safarli on Zeronine -Cam Peake on Freegun -Daina Tuchscherer on FOX -Anthony Jeanjean on TSG -Yu Katagiri on Puma -Ryo Katagiri on Puma -Oakley Way on The Lab -Benjamin Hudson off Far East Cycles -Macarena Perez on Monster Energy
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FISE World Series Montpellier Rescheduled. Due to the ongoing situation linked to COVID-19, Hurricane Group is postponing all events that were due to take place before June 1st. In this exceptional situation, we have decided to limit our activities as much as possible and postpone all events on the FISE calendar that were due to take place before June 1st. FISE Montpellier, initially scheduled from May 20th to 24th, will be moved to a later date in August. We will confirm the exact date in the coming weeks.
"This is an unprecedented decision, and probably one of the most difficult that we have had to make
In the current context of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which also affects Japan, cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), must announce that the Tokyo 2020 test events for BMX Freestyle and track cycling scheduled for 11 and 12 April, respectively in Tokyo and Izu, will not be held as originally planned. In view of the current health situation, holding the events would potentially put at risk the health of the riders, all those involved in the event and the fans, and compromise an equal treatment for all nations.
The UCI and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work together on new dates depending of course on the decisions taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic
UCI decisions concerning cycling disciplines, other than road, faced with the coronavirus. Fourty-eight hours after announcing the main principles that will shape the revision of the UCI International Road Calendar in view of the resumption of the 2020 season in the context of the coronavirus, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces the framework for the other disciplines. Faced with the continued spread of the virus, notably in Europe, and in the context of restrictive measures adopted by a number of countries banning gatherings and movement of people, the UCI underlines that as world cycling’s governing body, it puts absolute priority on the security of athletes and all people present at events on the UCI International Calendar.
The European BMX Cup, the UCI BMX SX World Cup competitions and the Framed Festival at Papendal are canceled. Papendal has decided this after intensive consultation with the UEC, the UCI and other parties involved. This decision is inevitable due to the current corona crisis. The UEC European Cup would take place on April 25 and 26, followed by the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and the Framed Festival from May 1 to 3. The corona crisis is gripping the entire world, developments are rapidly following each other, which entails an uncertain time for everyone. It is currently unclear how this crisis will develop in the near future.
The measures taken in the Netherlands, but also by other countries to prevent the spread of the virus, mean that we are forced to discontinue our preparations for the BMX competitions and the Framed Festival. Think of public life that is quiet in different countries, riders who cannot train because training locations are closed and borders that are closed so that one cannot travel.
Jochem Schellens, director Papendal: “This is a decision we take with pain in our hearts, but at the same time we have no other choice. We must put the safety and health of athletes, staff, crew, volunteers, spectators and other stakeholders first. It is not responsible at this time to bring together thousands of (international) racers and visitors. In addition, we have a social responsibility to take.
Following the decision of the Hiroshima Prefecture in relation to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the opening round of the UCI BMX Freestyle and Flatland World Cup, part of the 2020 FISE World Series, in Hiroshima, Japan – initially scheduled from 3 to 5 April – has to be postponed. The UCI fully supports the decision taken by the Japanese authorities and reiterates that its primary concern across all its disciplines and events remains the safety of athletes, teams and all parties involved.
The new date of the competitions will be announced later in consultation with the Japanese authorities and the series organiser Hurricane.
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Based on the assessment made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the current situation related to the COVID-19 epidemic, and the restrictive measures taken by a number of countries within Europe and beyond prohibiting, in particular, gatherings and movement of people, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces a series of decisive measures with the aim of ensuring the maximum protection of health of all those involved in cycling events and sporting equity between participants. Not wishing to contribute to the spread of the virus and with the aim of ensuring sporting equity in its competitions, the UCI, after several crisis meetings held at the end of last week and over the weekend, has taken the following measures:
The safety of athletes being a priority mission of the UCI, organisers are expressly requested to cancel any cycling event on the UCI International Calendar in territories identified at risk by the WHO;
Suspension of all classifications for all events on the UCI International Calendar, across all disciplines, from 15 March 2020 and until further notice but at least until 3 April 2020. By freezing the points during the period indicated, the UCI is preserving sporting equity for the athletes;
With regard to the qualification procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,