Dub took the first place at the final round of the FISE World Series in Chengdu, China. Congratulations! The 3rd place was enough for Matthias to win the UCI World Championship Flatland. That makes him the first UCI Flatland champion in the history! You can find a video of the finals here.
In the amateur result list we're happy to see a couple of Chinese names as well.
Pro 1st Jean William Prevost 2nd Moto Sasaki 3rd Matthias Dandois 4th Alex Jumelin 5th Dez Maarsen 6th Viki Gomez 7th Raphael Chiquet 8th Takumi Isogai
Amateur 1st Takato Moriya 2nd Vladimir Isaev 3rd Minato Sato 4th Tang Ke Yi 5th Wei Li Fu 6th Luo Dan 7th Wang Biao 8th Yang Ming Kai
Here are a few words from the official press release:
"Another exciting final on the flatland stage! The crowd were mesmerised by the creativity and style of the flatland final. Jean William Prevost had a perfect run and he showed why he was last years champion, his control and execution were flawless and he was delighted to take home the win “I’m more than blessed to do this in my second home China” In second was Moto Sasaki he completed at least 5 really good long combinations and scored a well deserve 90.00 points. In third was familiar face on the podium Matthias Dandois who packed his run full of signature tricks.
An absolutely amazing year for flatland in the first ever UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup. It came down to the wire between 2 really good friends Alex Jumlin and Matthias Dandois. The two French riders pushed each other constantly as they battled in events across the world. Alex didn’t find his rhythm here in China and finished 4th. Matthias Dandois managed to hold on to the top place making him our overall winner for the second year
Japan, proves once again why it is considered the sacred land of the BMX Flat, dominating the BMX Flatland World Cup standings. Misaki Katigari is at the top of the table and ahead of the other Japanese rider Eri Futnasu. Perseverance and patience brought her the victory. Third place, is occupied by the French rider Céline Vaes who has distinguished herself brilliantly this season."