The Agence Savoie Mont Blanc invites FISE for 3 unique events this summer DISCOVER THE TEASER This summer, the World Action Sports Festival FISEis launching a newtour of Freestyle sports events in partnership with L'Agence Savoie MontBlanc, a regional tourism promotion body representing Savoie and Haute-Savoie. For this first edition, emblematic resorts of the destination: Tignes, Avoriaz and La Clusaz will welcome riders and the general public during 3 stages taking place respectively on July 10, 17 and September 25. All of them will be opportunities to live new experiences in the territory and create links between generations through festive and friendly meetings.
-TIGNES JULY 10 Park Building : From June 18 to 20
The best riders that the BMX sport brings to our attention can change from season to season, that we can admit. However, the all-time legends of the sport rarely change, but just get updated with one or two newcomers that have made a profound impact to the sport. Today, we will be revisiting those legends that have remained in the sports history books, long after their reign. Some of them actually helped mould the sport to what we see today. If you are intrigued to know more about the sport and keep up to date after the FISE World Montpellier, check out all the latest sports news today.
Mat Hoffman The first of the biggest legends that this sport has to offer, is none other than Mat Hoffman. We genuinely cannot think of anyone else that deserves the top spot more than him. Mat is a 10-time world champion, with six medals from the X Games alongside the credit he has for inventing multiple forms of tricks that we see being demonstrated, he certainly deserves the spot and remains a role model to many youths participating today. Mat is able to perform a perfect 900 landing, in addition to a no handed 900 too!
The Guinness Book of World Records also mentions Hoffman for his 24-foot quarter pipe that he executed. During the year 2002, Hoffman managed to get an award from ESPN Action, the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. Not many BMX riders can say that they have an award named after them, so this should justify enough how he is most deserving to be named as an all-time legend.
Woodward, the ultimate summer camp experience for the next-generation of passionate athletes, has partnered with STOKED, an award winning non-profit. As part of Woodward’s commitment to Play Forever, the partnership aims to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive camp experience. For over 16 years, STOKED has worked with 10,000+ kids and mentors and has introduced BIPOC youth action sports culture in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. They have built a community of fearless leaders with mentorship, opportunity and action. Woodward and STOKED’s combined mission is to create an overall diverse experience for campers, facilitate staff development initiatives in the realms of inclusion and equity, and diversify the action sports camp program.
"We couldn't be prouder to partner with the leading action sports camps in the world. Working with
With several UCI points events behind us, we can now give you an update on the current 2021 ranking (as of 17 June 2021). More events are on the calendar including the national championships in several countries which will shake up things in the months to come. Take a look at who is doing well in 2021.
Rank, Name, Nationality, UCI Points 1 DANDOIS Matthias FRANCE 2500 2 JUMELIN Alexandre FRANCE 1910 3 SASAKI Moto JAPAN 1900
Since 1997, FISE is a festival that brings together Urban disciplines such as BMX, Skateboard, Roller, and Scooter Freestyle among many others. Its French tour, the FISE Xperience Series, is going to the emblematic cities' heart to organize competitions, initiations, and demonstrations to support the development of these sports. By going to meet local practitioners, each stage gives them the opportunity to challenge the best national and European riders from BMX Freestyle Park, Flatland and Dirt, Skateboard, Roller and Trottinette Freestyle near their homes. The objective is to promote the passion of amateurs and juniors, detect talents and offer them a springboard while demonstrating the commitment of host cities to sport and youth.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Nyquist (USA) and Nina Buitrago (USA) have been re-elected to represent BMX Freestyle Park riders on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in a vote organised during the 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships that took place in Montpellier (France) from 4 to 8 June. Ryan Nyquist and Nina Buitrago were chosen from among the five candidates – three men and two women – by the athletes registered for the event.
Nina Buitrago obtained 70.7 % of the votes for the female candidates, while Ryan Nyquist reached 39.0 % of the votes for the male candidates. The voting participation rate was 65.1 %.
Members of the UCI Athletes’ Commission are elected for a four-year term which will take effect
Vans is proud to announce Enjoy The Ride, a new high-energy edit highlighting Vans team rider Angie Marino. Serving as an inspiration for BMXers everywhere, Angie’s dedication and fierce drive to go further hits home a powerful message: Ride because you love it, no matter who you are. Getting creative while parks were closed and contests were cancelled due to COVID, Angie took to the street to explore a different side of BMX, strengthening her skillset as a more well-rounded rider and further establishing herself as a BMX powerhouse.
“A long-term video project has always been something I’ve wanted to do, but just haven't had the time
The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will head to Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe, a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking and it will now play host to the 2021 World Final on the weekend of 15 to 17 October. The spectacular Velosolutions Pump Track is located in Parque das Nações, next to the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge and will set the stage for the ultimate showdown as some of the best pump track riders in the world lineup in Lisbon. The main track is close to 300m in length and will provide a challenging ride, testing both skill and endurance to the max on race day.
Incredible displays of BMX in both contests as riders gave it their all to try and take home the coveted UCI Rainbow Jersey. This event is also the very last occasion to get points towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, so the stakes could not have been higher.
BMX Freestyle Park Men Logan Martin pulled off an unbelievable run to take home the gold medal and UCI Rainbow Jersey, scoring 94.7. His run had everything, massive tricks and flawless execution including a Nothing Front Bike Flip and 720 double barspin.
BMX Freestyle Park Women The 2021 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Champion is Hannah Roberts. The defending champion holds on to the title and takes home the Rainbow Jersey once again. Every time these ladies compete the bar is raised and the progression is evident, which is what makes the Women’s BMX Park Contests so exciting to watch. Today was no exception, as we saw all the girls pushing the limits with many new and improved tricks.
The UCI Urban World Championships, last qualifier event in BMX Freestyle Park before the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, will be organized by Hurricane from June 4th to 8th. You can follow on the Action through the Live competitions schedule:
MONDAY JUNE 7 11:20 - 12:40 (CET) BMX Park Women - Finals 13:30 - 15:25 (CET) BMX Flatland Men - Semi Finals 16:20 - 17:40 (CET) BMX Park Men - Finals