It’s been a busy contest schedule in Europe this week, the Ruhr Games started on the Thursday just an hour away from Cologne in Duisburg. One of the biggest invitational contest of the year.
Congratulations to Matthias Dandois who won the contest for the second time, followed on the podium by Dominik Nekolny and Alex Jumelin. You can watch his winning run below.
I just got back home last night from another amazing weekend in Cologne. I have no doubt this week will largely be taken up with content from the event, and we kick off todays posts with Dominik Nekolny’s winning ride, and was his third win in Cologne in a row. Last year Dom won the Flatmattersonline readers vote for contest run of the year, will he win it again with his finals run this year?
Congratulations to Robson Luiz Teneira Dos Sante who came all the way from Brazil, and took home the iBMXff World title in the AM Class, followed by Julien Baran and Misael Lima Santos! Great level in the AM class this year in Cologne, congratulations everyone!
On Saturday, Monika Hinz won the Girls class at the iBMXff World Championship at the legendary Jugendpark venue in Cologne, Germany. Monika was followed by Irina Sadovnik, and Louise Seigneur on the podium, congratulations also to Irina and Louise. Top 5 girls made the finals! Final results below:
Congratulations to Dominik Nekolny who won the iBMXff Worlds here in Cologne, and if you are counting that’s three wins in back to back years here in Cologne for Dom! Dom was followed on the podium by Matthias Dandois with a one touch run and Jean William Prevost narrowly ahead of Toon Pakphum who threw down a flawless finals run in one of the most epic finals yet for fourth place. Cologne was a treat as always, congratulations to all the riders that make this event what it is.
We just got done with Best Combo at an amazing first day at the annual BMX Cologne contest, this year the event is a lot bigger under the iBMXff Worlds status at the Jugend Park. Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who won the best trick jam tonight, good vibes as always here in Cologne. Stay tuned for further updates throughout the weekend.
Tomorrow I fly out to Cologne, Germany for the iBMXff Worlds at the legendary Jugendpark for what is widely regarded as the event of the year. Lots of history behind this contest and many riders over the years have made their name at this contest and gone on to have amazing careers. Who will make their name this year, looking forward to this one. If you are going, I’ll see you there!
For many the Cologne contest is the event of the year, Dominik Nekolny has taken the title back to Prague two years in a row at the Jugendpark. Can he make it a three peat? It seems like a good time to re-up his winning run from last years event, that also won the Flatmattersonline Year end award for contest run of the year.
Joey Kyllo, Jamie MacIntosh and Francois Debroux are organising the annual Vancouver Flat jam taking place on July 20th.
This year, we are making it a multi-day event with the schedule as follows:
July 18 – Squamish & Whistler trip. We travel on the super scenic Sea to Sky highway (google it) in the morning with a first stop in Squamish (about an hour from Vancouver) and do a little hike (the Chief) or rock climbing for those who want. Then lunch then we continue to Whistler resort (famous snowboarding spot). We ride there the whole afternoon. Back to Van in the evening.
Friday July 19- Circle session! This day we ll ride the perfectly smooth concrete circle spot at the Olympic village in front of downtown and the north shore mountains. This is the day of the IGI best trick contest with prizes from Dub. Barbecue in the evening.
Saturday July 20 is the official day of the jam with upwards of 20 riders amateurs and pro from US-Canada and maybe others. . Spot will be on a concrete double basketball court. Party in the evening tbd.
Sunday July 21 is the post jam day. We ll ride another spot with whoever wants to. During the afternoon, most people will start going back home.
Yesterday, the Sietse Van Berkel FM Interview and today, Lionel Cardoso aka Freestyle Tactics talks in detail about how different breathing techniques can help boost your performance and your life.
“Very often we talk about how to do a specific trick. But there are essential non-riding related techniques that will change your game. One of them is breathing. Indeed, we very often focus on specific riding techniques but forget about more general physical techniques like strength and endurance. This episode is inspired by yoga and Qi Gong where breathing is an essential part of the work and the main way to bring energy, calm and focus to the body and mind. You will discover how deep breathing will help you take your life and your riding to the next level.”