Congratulations to Kio Hayakawa who continued his winning streak taking the win at the Japan Cup in Chiba, Japan. Kio was followed by Moto Sasaki and Yu Shoji in third. Hopefully some footage soon. Photo: 55 NaoKing.
Montpellier never disappoints, and this year was no different. The top 3 this year were all Japanese, Kio Hayakawa, Yu Shoji and Moto Sasaki! These runs are worth watching, congratulations to Kio, Yu and Moto!
What a finals! Congratulations to Kio Hayakawa who dropped an amazing run to take the top spot followed by Yu Shoji and Moto Sasaki. Top 4 all Japanese with Masato Ito closely behind.
Congratulations to Kio Hayakawa who took the top spot here at the Fiseworld/UCI contest in Montpellier. Matthias Dandois turned it on working the crowd to a party tune and riding flawless to take a well deserved second place going into tomorrow’s final.
Moto Sasaki took the third place with his signature backwards spinning style, top 8 make tomorrows final. It’s going to go off!
Congratulations to all the finalists… What a day!
Kio Hayakawa is now on Red bull, the RB team all surprised and took to the stage to welcome Kio to the team. Awesome way to surprise Kio and give him something for memory books forever!
What a nice moment yesterday, the official announcement happened right before Pro qualifying here at Fiseworld in Montpellier.
Good luck Kio! Well deserved!
It’s been a couple of weeks since the X-Games in Chiba, Japan! I had a couple of clips left on my phone from practise, from two days of filming during practise. Featuring the winner Kio Hayakawa, Terry Adams, Moto Sasaki, Yohei Uchino, and alternate Yu Katagiri who didn’t get to compete sadly.
Great to see flatland back at the X Games!
Thanks Mike S for the results!
Yesterday was a good day for flatland, the return of flatland to the X Games after a 19 year hiatus. They started just like every other so far, you collect the bag with your covid 19 test on your door handle, get the test done.
Daily procedure, it is what it is. Boring part out the way, ready to enjoy the rest of the day.
From X Games alternate to X Games Gold, what a story for Kio Hayakawa who saved his best line for the final hitting a ridiculous blender 360 bike flip back to time machine ending with a downside foot jam decade out!
What a moment for Alex Jumelin winning his battles with Yohei Uchino and Moto Sasaki. Alex pulled his new 1080 nose manual to take a well earnt second place spot.
In third place, Moto Sasaki pulled one of the lines of the contest in his third place battle against Matthias Dandois, with a crazy hang 5 pivot to Xft crackpacker turbine into Xft backwards spinning crackpacker and ended with an amazing halfhiker pivot to opposite Xft halfpacker backwards hitch out.
That was intense! I will post a little repo tomorrow! Flatmatters at the X Games here in Japan, what a contest!!
1. Kio Hayakawa.
2. Alex Jumelin.
3. Moto Sasaki.
4. Matthias Dandois.
5. Terry Adams.
6. Viki Gomez.
7. Varo Hernandez.
8. Yohei Uchino.