What would have been an undisputed star of the day is not there when I arrive to the park Alessandro Barbero, reigning national champion for the last three years will not compete due to an ankle injury sustained in practice. This shuffles the cards and gives to each athlete the opportunity to shake off the awe and give everything to aim for the title.
And what a battle it has been with Gabriele Pala, Emanuel Bettassa and Christian Falvo holding up the KOBRA BMX team flag, Francesco Mongillo returning from a serious ankle injury, Vittorio Galli from Milan, Ramon Francesconi and Lucas Vega from Genova and the local (and promoter of the idea that led to to this Olympic center) Elia Benetton.
In the qualifing (that count only for the starting order of the finals) almost everyone hold back the bangers for the final. Unfortunately Elia cannot keep his runs together after finishing first in the quali with some impressive lines and enormous flip transfer. Down in both his final runs he’ll have to wait a full year for another shot for the title. The scores are very close despite very different styles: Christian Falvo with the highest airs, Gabriele Pala with the technical combos, Emanuel Bettassa with his unique flow and style and Mongillo with an impressive trick variety.
In the current context of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which also affects Japan, cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), must announce that the Tokyo 2020 test events for BMX Freestyle and track cycling scheduled for 11 and 12 April, respectively in Tokyo and Izu, will not be held as originally planned. In view of the current health situation, holding the events would potentially put at risk the health of the riders, all those involved in the event and the fans, and compromise an equal treatment for all nations.
The UCI and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work together on new dates depending of course on the decisions taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic
Almetyevsk contest BMX Freestyle Park - Almetyevsk, Russia - 07 September 2019 Elite Men: 1 RIZAEV Irek RUS 200 points 2 ANDREEV Konstantin RUS 160 3 RAMIREZ MATAMOROS Giancarlos CRC 130 4 TENCIO ESQUIVEL Kenneth Fabian CRC 110 5 SHARAFIEV Amir RUS 90 6 SIBGATULLIN Ranel RUS 70 7 STEPANOV Anton RUS 50
Elite Women: 1 KRUGLOVA Ekaterina RUS 200 points 2 TEREBOVA Anastasiia RUS 160 3 BYKOVA Anna RUS 130 4 NABATOVA Daria RUS 110 5 AZAROVA Arina RUS 90
After two stops the FISE XPERIENCE SERIES 2019 BMX FREESTYLE PARK PRO MEN Standing looks like this: BMX PRO MEN: 1 JEANJEAN Anthony BASSAN, FRANCE 20000 2 CAILLET Istvan ST FOY DE PEYROLIERES, FRANCE 16200 3 FERRASSE Florian ST JEAN DE VéDAS, FRANCE 14400 4 MORIEN Quentin ST-CLéMENT DE RIVIèRE, FRANCE 9800 5 PEAKE Cam NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, GDE BRETAGNE 9000 6 PANAVILLE Thibaut CHASSIEU, FRANCE 8500 300 8200
Results Singapore National Championship BMX Freestyle Park 04 August 2019. Elite Men: 1 106 YUEN Elijah 200 2 104 LAU Andy 160 3 107 ADAMS Joshua 130 4 102 ANTHONY Brian 110 5 105 TAY Marcus 90 6 101 TAN Cyrus 70 7 103 TAN Zhi Ren 50