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5 of the Best Women BMX Riders in the World Right Now
2018 is looking set to be an amazing year for women's BMX. With the first round of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup at FISE World Series Hiroshima complete, we look at five of the best riders in the world right now and what we can expect from them in this year's stacked competition schedule...
Take our word for it - Nikita is going to pull off some ground-breaking new moves this year and leave us speechless. We saw her push the boundaries in last year's World Series with some moves we hadn't ever seen on the women's BMX circuit. Her daring and innovative riding style earnt her 2nd place overall in last year's UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup, meaning she'll be hungry to take the trophy home this time around.
Here's a rider who loves getting some big air. Whenever Angie takes to the park, you know she's going to put on a show. The American is one of the most passionate riders out there and looks destined for big things in 2018. Her year has started well with a 2nd place finish in Hiroshima – we think she has the talent and tenacity to build on this as the World Series continues.
You won't see a more controlled BMX rider on the circuit than Macarena Perez. The Chilean rider had one hell of a year in 2017, making the podium in Edmonton and Budapest with some near-faultless riding. If she keeps pulling amazing performances out of the bag, who knows what this young rider can achieve in 2018.
Having already finished 3rd at FISE World Series Hiroshima this year, we can expect to see the young German rider frequent the podium as the Series progresses. We first saw Lara at FISE World Series Budapest in 2017, surprising fans with a final run full of jaw-dropping lines and flair. She followed this up with a 2nd place finish at Chengdu. Could 2018 be her year to take home the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup trophy?
It's fair to say Hannah Roberts is tearing up every BMX competition she decides to attend. It's crazy to think she is one of the youngest riders to compete at this year's FISE World Series, having already won the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup and UCI BMX Freestyle World Championship. Who knows what she can achieve in the next few years? Tokyo 2020 we're looking at you...
The next stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Womens World Cup will be at FISE World Series Montpellier, 9–13 May 2018. Catch all the build-up on FISE Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.