The Chimera A-side finals will go down as one of the best contests I have been to, the level of riding during the finals in particular was absolutely off the charts. There were some heated battles during that journey to decide the winner, Yu Katagiri and that 360 bike flip line at the end showed no mercy. Laying it all on the line for the 100k prize money. Flatland needs more of this… cracking edit that needs to be watched, congratulations also again to Carin Hommura, winner of the Womens class!!
What a couple of weeks it’s been for Aude Cassagne! Not only the 2022 UCI World Championship title in the Womens Elite class, how about a fresh hook up to the dopest flatland team in the game, Heresy BMX! Aude’s level is crazy and there are a couple of moves she didn’t drop in Abu Dhabi in this one. Congratulations to Aude once again, so well deserved!!!
Francois Debroux catches up with Four Pegs Bmx owner, Attila Tóth for episode 28 of the Hang 5 Podcast. Hit the link below to tune in and listen to Attila talk about the flatland industry, growing up in Hungary, and much more…
Fresh new footage from Canadian lifer, Aaron Wright who celebrated his 46th birthday this week. Love the peg slider to switch foot lardyard around the 2:03 mark. Good work Aaron, and a happy birthday to you from me here at FM HQ!
Top 3 Highlights from the UCI Worlds in the Mens Elite class, with amazing riding from Kio Hayakawa, Masato Ito and the winner Moto Sasaki. Thanks j-ro for the heads up on this one in the comments section.
Big news today. The Red Bull Circle of Balance is back, celebrating the 20th year anniversary on December 17th in New Orleans, USA. The rider list is trickling out one by one on social media with 16 riders invited, so far I see Terry Adams, Jean William Prevost, Toon Pakphum, Lee Musselwhite, Matt Wilhelm, more to follow. This is not to be missed!!
Full rider list to follow is confirmation comes through.
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What a great week it has been out here in Abu Dhabi, for the UCI World Championships, As any of you already know, the humidity/condensation in the evening delaying the schedule on Thursday. This made Friday an action packed day with Mens Elite semi finals 12 riders down to 8, Women’s Elite finals with the final 4 females, followed by Mens Elite finals.
If you missed the livestream of yesterdays amazing final at the UCI World Championships here in Abu Dhabi, with Matti Hemmings on the mic. The top 2 in particular, Masato Ito and Moto Sasaki and Aude Cassagne in the Women’s Elite had absolutely amazing runs. Awards ceremony at the end with both Mens and Women’s Elite class, Well worth a watch!!!
*Once again, thank you to Martin Northern getting the site back up and running after some technical issues.
What a day! Congratulations to Moto Sasaki throwing down a flawless run under so much contest pressure. Moto was followed on the podium by Misato Ito who also had a no touch run and Kio Hayakawa in third.
Japan domination here at the UCI World Championships in Abu Dhabi. That’s got to go down as one of the best finals ever!!
Massive congratulations to Aude Cassagne taking the UCI World Championship title with an amazing run. And fresh on Heresy too, what a couple of days for her!!! Aude was followed on the podium by Julia Preuss, and Kirara Nagakawa. With Melissa Droll in fourth place. Amazing contest!!!