Riders are blown away as high winds force officials to cancel Slopestyle final
Fans and competitors were left disappointed after Sunday’s MTB Slopestyle was cancelled due to bad weather. Spectators and riders had gathered in Hawrelak Park ready for an action-pact day, but sadly – the wind had other ideas.
The cancellation meant that the results from Saturday’s semi-final were carried over, with Red Bull’s Brett Rheeder taking home gold. Medhi Gani and Nikoli Rogatkin took 2nd and 3rd place respectively, and will now battle it out in Chengdu for title of overall winner of the 2016 FISE World Series.
Vincent Milou rips park to take gold in Skateboard Final
Sunday’s Skateboard final took place as planned despite the high winds persisting into the afternoon.
In front of the weekend’s largest (and most partisan) crowd, it was the young Frenchman Vincent Milou who ripped the Park to take gold ahead of Canadian superstar Ryan Decenzo.
Fellow frenchman Joseph Garbaccio, took 2nd place, Canadian Jon Consentino, 3rd, and Decenzo, 4th.
BMX legend Alex Jumelin rewarded for originality in BMX Flatland Final
BMX Flatland’s senior statesman Alex Jumelin produced a mesmerizing display to take gold in the Flatland Final.
Once again the huge and passionate crowd were treated to riding of the highest quality, as Jumelin produced some of the most sublime tricks ever caught on camera to clinch the win.
Matthias Dandois – with his unique ability to spin at mind boggling speeds – came a close second, with 3rd place going to Adam Kun.
With no Flatland contest at the World Series’ next stop in Chengdu, Matthias Dandois is crowned overall winner of the 2016 FISE World Series.
Logan Martin – A machine made to ride BMX
Superstar Logan Martin won the UCI Freestyle World Cup Park Final with a performance so technically brilliant, it left many wondering – is this man a machine made to ride BMX?
His power, precision, and ability to produce trick after trick, left the judges will little choice but to crown the Australian as the Final’s winner.
Incredibly impressive runs by Nick Bruce (who won best trick) and Australia’s Brandon Loupos (who gets better every time we see him ride) weren’t enough to pursued the judges that anyone other than Martin could take home the gold.
Daniel Dhers went into Sunday’s Final leading the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup but could only manage 7th place in Sunday’s final.
This leaves all to play for at the final stop of UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu.
With only 200 points separating Dhers (1st) from Logan Martin (2nd), the two will battle it out in China for the title of overall winner of the 2016 FISE World Series.
It’s goodbye and thank you from a windy Hawrelak Park!
So there we have it – Brett Rheeder, Vincent Milou, Alex Jumelin and Logan Martin are your champions from Edmonton, each battling the competition (and sometimes the elements) to produce performances a cut above the rest.
All that’s left to say is a massive thank you to the people of Edmonton who turned out in their thousands to ensure this first edition of FISE World Edmonton was a spectacle none of us here at FISE will ever forget.
See you all next year at 2017’s edition of FISE World Edmonton!
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