PHOTO ALERT: Team Drew prevails at highest BMX park ever built

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Red Bull Uncontained thrills Freestyle Park bike fans in Nijmegen paper mill.

The highest BMX Freestyle Park ever built was the stage for Red Bull Uncontained on Saturday as 16 of the world’s best freestyle BMX riders assembled at Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

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!”

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