With the sun setting and the winds picking up, our top qualified BMX Freestyle Pros battled for top spot, with 24-year old Australian Brandon Loupos putting together a gold medal performance.
When asked what surprised him about the finals, Loupos replied, “Actually, the biggest surprise was me winning today. I just wanted to come here and ride and do my best with all my friends. It was definitely hard because of the wind, but to win and stick both runs was a blessing and I’m stoked for that.”
FISE veteran Daniel Dhers placed second, spinning and flipping all over the course with his calculated, technical tricks including his signature 360 tail-whip, grabbing 9,000 points to push him into the lead for the UCI World Cup overall rankings.
Kazan rider Irek Rizaev rounded out the podium, securing third place by confidently double whipping and bar-spinning around the course during his two runs.
The next stage of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup heads north-west to Edmonton, Alberta Canada September 15th to 17th.