If BMX had 100 riders like Matthias Dandois, the popularity of BMX would rise to a bigger level. Matthias' spirit, drive and enthusiasm is unheard of. He gets the attention he deserves but also takes the opportunities that are needed to get in the picture. Sometimes it might be out of the comfort zone, but for Matthias it lead to acting in a movie and getting the cover of GQ magazine. It is hard to keep up with Matthias and we're stoked he found some time to get back to us to answer some questions.
Last contest you entered: Chimera Games in Japan end of February 2020
Alberto Moya has the balance of a ballerina but on a bike. The way he manages to perform a trick on such slow speed is incredible and makes many flatland riders jealous. Where others spin fast, Alberto moves slow which is the creative style the Spaniard brings to the floor. It puts the crowd into a trance. Learn more about Alberto below.
Last contest you entered: Masters of Quarentine. It was this contest with the BMX home-trainer. It was so fun...
Last contest you won: ...and I ended up winning :)
Khaled Huerta, out of Saudi Arabia, stepped up for the 16th episode, Khaled is infamous for his long combos and he lives up to his name right here. I'm loving the fact, riders from all over the globe are contributing.
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.
A little compilation of riding moments from 2019. Had some great ups and downs in 2019.
BMX FLATLAND. Some pedal tricks in 2019 11 and 12.
Watch the highlights from the Men BMX Flatland Final in Chengdu as part of the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships!
Results UCI URBAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Flatland - Chengdu - 08 November 2019
1 NEKOLNÝ Dominik CZE
2 DANDOIS Matthias FRA
3 SASAKI Moto JPN
4 ADAMS Terry USA
5 BONNECUELLE Matthieu FRA
6 JUMELIN Alexandre FRA
7 PREVOST Jean William CAN
8 MOYA FERNANDEZ Alberto ESP
9 KITAYAMA Tsutomu JPN
10 IKEDA Takahiro JPN
11 CHIQUET Raphael FRA
12 HUDSON ARAYA Benjamin Ignacio CHI
It all went down on 2019.9.22. National Championships BMX Flatland Japan.
FLATLAND, BEHIND THE SCENES by Claudio Poblete.