It’s been a busy week at FM HQ judging the AFA Dream Run contest, and the runs are now online! Here are the top 3 from the Women’s Class, Erin Fricke, Irina Sadovnik, and Julia Preuss! Head over to the AFA Youtube channel to watch all the entries!
Congratulations to Erin Fricke who won the Women’s class in the 2021 AFA Dream Run, followed by UCI World Champion Irina Sadovnik, and Julia Preuss in third. Level up for all the girls which is absolutely awesome. Big respect to all the ladies taking part and throwing down!
Photos: Attila Toth, Gilles van de Sompel, Krisztina Toth, Tyrone Kelly, Chad Degroot.
One of my favourite aspects of running Flatmattersonline, is definitely working on interviews and learning more about riders across the globe. More recently, I started to wonder about flipping that on it’s head, and finding out about flatland from an industry perspective.
Attila Toth runs Four Pegs BMX, and I was interested how he runs a flatland business in such difficult times. This is a lengthy interview, so grab a cuppa and enjoy some flatland industry talk….
His DIY aesthetic to running his own Flatland business really struck a chord with me. I wanted to know more, and rather than a rider interview, this goes more into the industry side of things even though of course Attila rides. As a second lockdown just hit here in the UK, it’s time to publish this interview and let the world know more about Four Pegs BMX and Attila Toth!
If you need some motivation to start the week, watch this! You will all know by now, Martti Kuoppa has built a coaching programme from the ground up, and this edit features the riders benefiting from his regime.
Here’s the word from the boss himself:
“When I started MK Format online coaching a couple of years ago I had no idea how amazing it will be to work with all these dedicated riders all over the world and to be part of their progression journey. Feeling truly blessed to be in a position to share my knowledge about riding with each one of them.
I am very excited to present this “Timezones” -edit today with Pakphum Poosa-Art “Toon”, Joe Cicman, Oleg Efimov, Varo Hernandez, myself, Irina Sadovnik, Masato Ito and Terry Adams. One combo from each rider.”
Congratulations to Erin Fricke who is on quite roll right now, taking the top spot in MOC qualifying and eFise Pro Women in a matter of weeks. The top 4 go through to the finals, check the top 4 entries out below:
Photos: Veren Luka, Sevisual, Albero Moya, other photographers unknown.
I have had a great response to the first couple of parts to this Decade of Flatland article I have been sharing over the past of couple of weeks whether comments on the site or private messages. This week for Part 3, I catch up with Heresy rider and the man that made coin the phrase “Too good for instagram” Sebastian Grubinger, the godfather of UK Flatland, James White, and the current Women’s UCI World Champion Irina Sadovnik. It’s great and refreshing for my perspective to hear all the different viewpoints on the state of modern day flatland. Grab a cuppa, and enjoy this one!