It is hard to remember a more dramatic women's final than what we had today. That was one of the most exciting BMX finals we have seen, not just in women’s competitions but ever! The standard was insane and the top place was constantly changing.
The story of the day was Hannah Roberts. The 2016, 2017 and 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup overall winner Hannah Roberts took a massive slam in her first run. She described the fall “ I went too high and my tire went bye bye”. Everyone thought there was no way she would be able to ride her second run, but she got back on her bike and produced a run that can only be described as epic. A 360 tuck no hander, a flair, a phenomenal 360 over the spine, a tailwhip over the step up, a wallride and a barspin, this run had it all. The judges scored her 91.25 points and she took first place. She said “ to win this is an amazing feeling and I couldn’t be happier.”
In 2nd was German rider Lara Lessman who was 2nd in the overall rankings last year. She demonstrated incredible bike control and what a bag of tricks she has. She completed a packed run including a no footed can can on the transfer, a big barspin over the spine and a foot plant to can can to score 84.12.
In 3rd place was Perris Benegas who definitely managed to grab the most air in this final. She was UCI Urban Cycling World Championships winner in 2018 and again showed what she is capable of. Landing a big boosting air on the table top, a wallride transfer and a turndown over the spine to get 84.00 points.
Watch Hannah Roberts run here