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Red Bull Uncontained thrills Freestyle Park bike fans in Nijmegen paper mill.
Here is all you need to know:
– BMX Freestyle Park will make its debut at the Olympics next year with the riders training together all week prior to this event contributing to the high competition level.
– Red Bull Uncontained is a new BMX freestyle event in which two teams of seven riders, led by team captains Daniel Wedemeijer and Drew Bezanson, competed.
– The fresh concept was to show the audience and jury the coolest tricks on this unbelievable track built from scratch with unknown heights of “ramps” and “drops”.
– Dutchman Pim van den Bos was the track mastermind with all materials used for this track reused next year during the renovation of the BMX track in Eindhoven.
– More than 2,000 fans witnessed how the teams have managed to push each other to another level by coming up with tricks that had never been shown before.
– The crowd and fans watching the live stream voted American Jake Leiva their “rider of the day” thanks to his 360 tailtap double tailwhip that provoked loud cheers.
– Winning Canadian captain Bezanson, 30, revealed: “Amazing! I am speechless right now. That was probably the most insane contest I have ever ridden. Everyone is here for the same reason, to lift BMX to a higher level and above all to have a lot of fun.”
– Dutchman Wedemeijer, 29, added: “This really is next level! The highest park I have ever ridden for a competition, but this is what BMX Freestyle (Park) should be like. Training together, improving together all week and then showing the audience the best tricks!”