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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UCI Urban Cycling World Championships – 6-10 November 2019 / Chengdu, China.

Some BIG news today, the UCI announced the inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Championships will be held as part of the next UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will take place on 6-10 November 2019 in Chengdu, in China. Official press release below:

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has the pleasure of announcing that the inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Championships will be held as part of the next UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will take place on 6-10 November 2019 in Chengdu, in China. The 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will thus feature BMX Freestyle Flatland, BMX Freestyle Park and Trials, three urban and dynamic disciplines.

Flatland is growing fast and has figured alongside Park on the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup programme since 2018. It involves performing tricks on a flat piece of ground, often while balancing on a single wheel.

Participants are judged on the difficulty and originality of their tricks as well as their style.

In an effort to ensure the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships programme is coherent, MTB Eliminator (XCE) will be withdrawn from this event. The format for the 2019 UCI XCE World Championships is currently under consideration and an announcement will be made at a later stage.

The UCI President David Lappartient said: “The integration of BMX Freestyle Flatland into the programme of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships marks the appearance of a new UCI World Championships for cycling. I am delighted to see this demonstration of our sport’s dynamism. In addition, the arrival of this discipline reinforces the identity of an event that was created to meet the expectations of a public that enjoys a show and to make our sport even more popular with the younger generation.”

Mark your calendar:

UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
6-10 November 2019.
Chengdu, China.

Jean William Prevost wins Fise World in Chengdu, China

Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who took the win at the final stop of the Fise World Series in Chengdu, China. Dub was followed on the podium by Moto Sasaki and Matthias Dandois, you can watch the top three runs, check the results and the whole finals below. Congratulations also to Matthias Dandois who took the year end Fise World title, followed by Alex Jumelin and Jean William Prevost.

Final Results:

1- Jean William Prevost
2- Moto Sasaki
3- Matthias Dandois
4- Alex Jumelin
5- Dez Maarsen
6. Viki Gomez
7. Raphael Chiquet
8. Takumi Isogai

Watch the whole finals:

Watch the Fise World Finals in Chengdu, China Live!

It is the last stop of the 2018 FISE World Series, taking place in Chengdu, China. The Flatland finals will be broadcasted on Sunday night (America),morning (Europe), afternoon (Asia). Follow the YouTube countdown clock, get your alarms set and don’t miss this one! Matthias Dandois is in the top spot, who’s going to take it?

Sunday November 4th
16:50 UTC+8 / 09:50 UTC+1 / 04:50 UTC-4​

Vertigo Pilot – Classic is over

Vertigo Pilot – Classic is over from VertigoPilot on Vimeo.

Pawel Bobowik and Justin Chenjin just dropped this nice edit for their sponsor, the Chinese Autum Distributer, KAPOK shop in Guangzhou. I didn’t notice before, Pawel has tiny pegs on the top of forks to help with the fork mccircle spins and boomerangs, hit play!