BMX Racing is a major sport in France. The 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Championships being organised in Nantes, therefore, looks to be a very exciting event. More than 3,000 riders are competing in the Challenge and Master races during the week, before the world’s best Elite, U23 and Junior riders start competing for the UCI World Championship titles during the weekend. The temporary BMX Racing track in Nantes is a world-class installation. Two start ramps, measuring 5 metres (Challenge) and 8 metres (UCI BMX Racing World Championships), have been built for the occasion. The higher ramp is for the outer track, which is used for the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Championships. Following the first turn to the left, the track splits into two with the pro section passing
At Box, we take pride not only in our products, but also in our exceptionally talented riders. For many years, we’ve had the honor of being able to work with BMX pros Alise Willoughby and Niek Kimmann, who have made names for themselves worldwide by virtue of their top tier racing abilities. It’s been a wild ride of hard work and determination for both of these elite racers, and in this article, we’re excited to show you just how far they’ve come.
Niek Kimmann was only 17 when we first noticed his desire to become a champion. Even from a young age, there was nothing more exciting than the idea of becoming a superstar athlete, just as his parents had. His mother was a horseback rider, and his father an ice skater. They loved the outdoors, and it seems they passed this passion on to their son. Growing up in Lutten, a small village in the Netherlands, Kimmann dedicated a lot of his time to playing various sports. He tried track and field, football, and other activities, but only found his true calling when his friends introduced him to BMX. From the moment he hopped on his bike at the local BMX track, it was love at first sight.
Niek’s career has had its share of struggles and successes, with many memories made along the way. But ultimately, he has accomplished what he had initially set out to do when he was just 17—becoming a champion. Along with his incredible achievement of becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2021, here are some of his proudest moments:
Drummondville Canada Cup BMX Racing Drummondville, Canada 16 July 2022 Elite Men: 1 Riley MEYER-CLEMENT CAN 100.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Ludovic SERY FRA 86.00 3 Matheus LOTT BRA 74.00 4 Francis GIRARD CAN 64.00 5 Nicolas LONDONO CAN 55.00 6 Maxime GAGNON CAN 47.00