Many people know Lara Lessmann as a BMX Freestyle athlete in the German national squad and therefore she focuses mainly on training for international competitions and recently especially for the Olympic Games. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the therefore cancelled contests there were some changes and challenges for Lara this year. After the Simple Session in February there were no more international contests on the calendar and at the latest with the official postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, for which Lara was already qualified, it was clear that this year would bring a completely different character.
Zeit für einen neuen BMX How-to! Der Can-Can ist ein echter Trickklassiker und so etwas wie der Signaturemove von Lara Lessmann. In dieser Folge der freedombmx-Fahrschule weiht euch die kunstform-Teamfahrerin auf Rudis Resterampe im Berliner Mellowpark in die Geheimnisse dieses zeitlosen Manövers ein.
Lara Lessmann got picked up by Red Bull Germany a few months ago. For a female freestyle rider representing Red Bull is a big deal. Lara is shooting for the Tokyo Olympics to represent Germany and got her first Olympic taste at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires where she picked up a Gold. See what makes Lara tick by checking her Last Call interview....
Last contest you entered? Lara Lessmann: Simple Session 2020
Baltic Games results are in. Here's how the men and women ended up in Poland in BMX PARK. Men: 1 Dhers Daniel Venezuela 2 Dowell Justin USA Monster Army 3 Nikulin Alex Russia Monster Energy 4 Webb Mark UK Total BMX, VANS 5 Reilly Kieran UK 6 Figar Erik Czech Republic Mutant Bikes, Vans 7 Caillet Istvan France BMX Gangster 8 Mitchell Kein UK 9 Ferrasse Florian France 10 Kovacovic Michal Slovakia Vans, 11 Tryon Bryce USA 12 Theys Gilles Belgium 13 Meisel Michael Germany 14 Hanzlik Jan Czech Republic
My 2017: Lara Lessmann Hometown: Flensburg, Germany Sponsors: Iriedaily, ridetsg
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Lara Lessmann: My first event this year might be Butcherjam which takes place in my hometown Flensburg. It's one of the biggest contests in Germany and the only one with a girls class. I've made 2nd place this year and had a super fun weekend together with all the ladies and my homies.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Lara Lessmann: Well, I've graduated from secondary school at a Danish school and used my 6 weeks holiday to go to Berlin and ride a lot of BMX together with amazing people. We drove from Berlin to the Fise stop in Budapest, after Budapest I stayed one week longer in Berlin. I realized that I enjoy Berlin a lot and decided spontaneously to move to Berlin. I live in Berlin for 4 month now, I do my highschool and have a lot of time to ride BMX.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Lara Lessmann: There were many good events I visited this year. I love all German contests but I think Fise in Budapest was the best event cause of the good atmosphere and awesome people. It's always
Hannah Roberts has been pretty much unbeatable on the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup circuit. But it didn't work out for her as planned at the second stop in Hungary. A few too many crashes placed her on spot 3 with Nikita Ducarroz and Lara Lessmann beating her to it. It's the first World Cup win for Lessmann.
Final results Women. UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Park round 2. Budapest, Hungary.
1 LESSMANN Lara GER Flensburg 84.00 2 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI Geneva 79.60 3 ROBERTS Hannah USA Buchanan 79.20 4 SILVA CRUZ Shanice NED Rotterdam 78.00 5 ZACARIAS Analia ARG Posadas 77.40 6 MACARENA Pérez CHI Santiago 74.80 7 HARAMBOUR Camila CHI Punta Arenas 74.40 8 WARD Val GBR Chessington 67.00