2018 is the year that will be remembered for BMX Freestyle Flatland officially joining the UCI
4 is the number of cycling disciplines in which Caroline Buchanan has represented Australia at World Championships so far during her cycling career. After downhill, four-cross and BMX Racing, the multi-talented athlete was at the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, in November to prove she could also make the cut in BMX Freestyle Park. Unfortunately, after qualifying for the final 12, she broke her finger in a warm-up crash and had to abandon the competition. Just where will we see her next year?!?
17: Hannah Robert’s age and already winner of the 2018 UCI Freestyle Park World Cup for the third year running. But anything can happen in this sport: after dominating the 2018 season, the young American was not successful in defending her rainbow jersey at the Urban Cycling Worlds in Chengdu. She finished third behind compatriots Perris Benegas and Angie Marino.
2 teams – Germany and hosts Argentina – shared the top step of the podium for the BMX Freestyle Park competition at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in October. In the final, Germany’s Lara Lessmann won the women’s competition ahead of Argentina’s Agustina Roth, while in the men’s competition it was the host country’s Inaki Iriartes who edged out Evan Brandes (Germany). With the first and second places awarded 15 and 10 points respectively, both Argentina and Germany scored 25 points, ensuring they shared the gold medal. Japan took bronze.
93 athletes (59 men and 34 women) from 31 countries were on the start list for the BMX Freestyle Park competitions at this year’s UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
41 and still going strong. Frenchman Alex Jumelin started BMX Freestyle Flatland at 11 years of age and turned professional when he was 16. Twenty-six years later he’s still at the top of his game, and this year finished second in the UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup. Follow Alex Jumelin on Instagram.
4000 points scored by Japanese Misaki Katagiri after winning all four rounds of the first-ever UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup ensured her the overall women’s title.
23 years old and Croatian Marin Rantes beat all of the big names of UCI BMX Freestyle Park to win his first UCI World Cup. Look out for him next year!