Repo: UCI World Championships 2019 Chengdu China

Text: Effraim.
Photos: EC, The Agency Photo.

The finals day at the UCI World Championships was a great day for flatland. The day started with Women’s flat and four riders knuckled down and give it their all, Irina Sadovnik was battling a knee injury and with the help of Trish and her medical skills she was able to ride. Sometimes when you are faced with a physical obstacle such as an injury your focus is heightened. The injuries were stacking up in China and kind of became one of the main topics of everyones discussions during the two week trip.


Lionel Cardoso on the MIC duties, and David on the decks. props to these guys who killed it throughout the series and the two weeks in China!

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Dominik Nekolny wins the 2019 UCI World Championship

Congratulations to Dominik Nekolny who just won the 2019 UCI World Championship with a amazing flawless run and took the famous rainbow jersey. Dom was followed by Matthias Dandois and Moto Sasaki who both threw down flawless runs, the level of riding was one of the best I have ever judged. What a contest! Buzzing!

Matthias Dandois qualifies 1st at UCI World Championships Semi Final

It’s been a good day for Matthias Dandois, not only the release of his signature Vans shoe. Matthias took the top spot rocking some tasteful red Chanel sweatpants, followed by Dominik Nekolny and Alex Jumelin. Top eight make tomorrow’s final. Such an awesome contest.

Vans announce the Matthias Dandois signature shoe!

Huge news today from Chengdu, China. Vans have just announced the signature Matthias Dandois Vans shoe. Is this the first signature flatland shoe?

I just got a first look here in the UCI flatland area, there’s a nice flatland specific detail to this shoe. A small protective area in the middle of the shoe to protect your foot against the fork. The black and pink colourway is dope, stoked for Matthias and flatland on this one. Well deserved!

Day 2: UCI World Championships / Chengdu, China

Day 2 at the UCI World Championships in Chengdu, China was a good one. Starting once again wet with over night rain rearing it’s ugly head. In fact it seems to rain every evening here and certainly when it does, it clears the air.

We headed down to the contest in a shuttle at 8am ready for the 9-10am practise slot before qualifying started at 10am. 36 riders to get through, we were using live scoring in qualifying for the first time.

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