5 of the best BMX Flatland riders in the world RIGHT NOW

03 Aug 2018 17:04

2018 has been an incredible year for BMX Flatland. For the first time ever, we’ve had the UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup at the FISE World Series, with the world’s greatest riders bringing their A-game to prove they’re the best.

With just the final leg of FISE World Series to go in Chengdu, we take a look at 5 of the world’s most talented Flatland riders. 

Matthias Dandois (France)

Age: 29
2018 Series points: 28,200

Man, this guy has been on fire in 2018 having won 2 legs of the UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup to date. Whether showcasing his latest move ‘the Footlocker’ or spinning on the back wheel for what seems like hours, you can see why Matthias is ranked No.1 in the world.

Alex Jumelin (France)

Age: 40
2018 Series points: 27,200

This Frenchman isn’t far behind top spot in the world rankings. After a performance that had fans on their feet at FISE World Series Edmonton, it’s clear that the veteran is still hungry for success. Constant innovation has kept Alex at the top for over two decades: will he bring something new to the table in Chengdu? 

Jorge Gómez (Spain)

Age: 37
2018 Series points: 22,900

The 3-time world champion has excited fans around the world with his original and theatrical style. Those in Hiroshima in April can testify to this as Jorge span his way to a 2nd-place finish. The Red Bull athlete is known to push the limits of technical trickery – we’re can’t wait to see what else ‘Viki’ has in the bag for the rest of 2018!

Jean William Prévost (Canada)

Age: 31
2018 Series points: 22,600

You can never rule out the man known as ‘Dub’. The 2017 FISE World Series champion is a human hurricane every time he gets on a bike, impressing fans and rivals with his speed and unique style. We saw some great moves from the Canadian in Edmonton this year, but know his best is yet to come!

Moto Sasaki (Japan)

Age: 33
2018 Series points: 21,600

If Flatland was a religion in Japan, Moto would be its god! Renowned for his technical ability and consistency, he has put Japan on the Flatland map and proved more than capable of competing with the best. A constant on the world circuit, the former world champion has every chance of winning the last leg of the UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup.