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!
After a long day travelling from London Heathrow to Beijing and onto to Chengdu beginning on Tuesday afternoon, myself and my girlfriend Alex arrived in Chengdu on Wednesday evening. We were accompanied on the flights out by Lee Musselwhite, Hank who is judging BMX park, and Blake Bird who judges roller blading on the Fise Tour. So that definitely helped make the flight a pass a bit quicker.
We got picked up from the airport by my girlfriends brother Ed who lives in Chengdu and works as an English translator, whilst the others got their shuttle to the host hotel that I would arrive at the following night. I spent the night walking around downtown Chengdu, and discovered marble spots exist everyday as well as random skateparks on the sidewalk built into the landscape. I wish I had my phone with me at the time to document the madness.
Normally at these big contests it’s off to the host hotel and I don’t really see much of the cities. So this time made a nice change, not to mention waking up to an English breakfast in the morning was a real treat. It was however, raining on Wednesday morning but due to clear. So no rush to get to the Fise venue. So after a chilled morning, I took an hour taxi ride to Qingshui River City Park on the outskirts of Chengdu for the contest which turned out to be an ordeal. The taxi driver dropped us firstly, 25 minutes away from the venue. Luckily Ed was on hand to translate and explain this is not where we booked to go, half an hour later and in a different taxi we arrived onto an amazing River City Park venue.
ED and Alex left to go back to Chengdu and go hiking in the mountains whilst I judge the Fise World series along with Alexis Desolneux, Kotaro Tanaka and Hiroshi from 430. I stayed at the event and caught my bearings with the layout of the venue and generally find out where everything is and shoot some photos of some the riders during practise. The floor looked a lot better than the first two rounds, and I spoke to a few of the riders out on the floor who said it was much more solid than Montpellier.
Most of the sites I use to put together FM are blocked in China, although thankfully my email and FM is not blocked. So I can update from the contest at least. Qualifying starts today at 2pm, 38 riders, followed by the Women’s Class. I will update results when I get some wifi later. Hope you enjoyed this little break down from Chengdu.
Alberto Moya and friends met up in one of the raddest cities in the world, Barcelona Spain for a session at one of the many riding spots along the shoreline. Olivier Hoareau was on hand to document what went down, quality filming and editing in this one!
Great edit from the warm up day at the 2018 Fight the Winter contest, featuring the likes of Alberto Moya, Dez Maarsen, Sietse Van Berkel, Wolfgang Sauter, Gino Stuart, Dustyn Alt and many more. Enjoyed this one!
Contest season has got started, peep this nice Best Combo edit from the recent Fight the Winter contest at the at the Kauf Park in Göttingen, Germany.Filmed by Jan Rebuschat and Raffael Siegert, edit by DasOwaL Productions.
The annual Fight the Winter contest went down yesterday in Gottingen, Germany. Dominik Nekolny took the win followed by Alberto Moya, and Dez Maarsen. Congratulations to Dom, Moya, and Dez! In Master, Gino Stuart took the win, congratulations! Check below for the run scores, nice to see this!
This weekend it is the annual Fight the Winter contest in Göttingen, Germany. 600 Euros up for grabs at the Kauf Park. The first stop of the German Championships for 2018, hit play to check a short edit of Malte Orth, Alberto Moya, Gino Stuart and more busting out.
Lets start the week with this rad edit from Sakis Doumas’ trip to Europe. Featuring Anne-Sophie Perraud, Alberto Moya, Sakis Doumas, David “Monkiki”, Maxime Cassagne.Filmed in Toulouse, Vila-Seca, and Barcelona.