Straight outta Saga city - here are 15min of hardcore riding from the annual Saga No Run contest. It took place last weekend. For some reason this event is kind of under the radar for people from outside of Japan. It's taking place every year but it's hard to find information about it. However there is an article on the local newspaper (of course in Japanese) and this video of the 2018 pro finals. Enjoy!
The first round of the Overground Series took place in Brazil last week. Congratulations to Romulo Guerra on his first place in the pro class! The next round is scheduled for the first weekend of August. MUF Midia posted a big photo gallery on Facebook. Check out Luis Arroz's video if you're keen to see some footage.
Pro 1st Romulo Guerra 2nd Bruno Zabu 3rd Mateus Beckmann 4th Francisco Pekeno Lima 5th Leo Claro 6th Gilberto Rocha 7th William Buiu 8th Sergio Ricardo Balu 9th Luis Arroz 10th Gabriel Gomes 11th Caio Alves
Master 1st Alex Marques 2nd Reinaldo Poreca 3rd Reggys da Silva Mingal 4th Sergio de Oliveira 5th Jose Nilton Aribu 6th Evaldo Fernandes 7th Juliao Ferreira
Congratulations to Alex who defended his first place from the qualification in the finals of FISE Edmonton. Hit the play button above to watch the recording of the finals. You can find Alex' semi final run here and the full semi finals here.
Pro 1st Alex Jumelin 2nd Jean William Prevost 3rd Matthias Dandois 4th Kevin Nikulski 5th Moto Sasaki 6th Benjamin Hudson 7th Viki Gomez 8th Ishizaki Hidenori
This weekend the FISE Edmonton will take place! As usual they are providing a live stream. The semi finals will be on Saturday followed by the finals on Sunday. Below you can find the starting times of the broadcast but it might be easier to check the countdown on youtube (just hit the play button above). Enjoy the show!
The footage of this edit seems to be from 2017 but was released now. It was worth waiting for tho! Fabien and Afphoto are delivering a high quality edit with pretty spots and many creative links. Enjoy!
This is a fantastic little short film about a bike project for a flatlander from Nigeria. You may have seen videos of Che riding his dusty flatland spot. Thanks to Mark Locke and all the supporter for getting Che a rad bike. Here is the story that started in 2016:
"Che was riding this crappy old midschool bike but showed potential and deserved something better, so we pooled efforts and with the help of StMartin in France and putting money in ourselves (plus other riders from UK and USA chipping in for shipping and customs costs) we managed to get him a brand new modern flatland ride.
The story coulda kinda ended there, but in the year that followed (this is the amazing part) Che dedicated his life to riding flat, and went from being able to do not much at all to starting to get really good, and on dirt! Flat on dirt.... Woah." - Mark Locke
Congratulations to Dub on his victory at the Urban Waves contest in Belgium last weekend. It looks like a bunch of international guests stayed in Europe after the contest in Cologne including Yu Katagiri who made it to the podium again.
There was a very good live stream. The recording is still available in case you missed it.
Pro Results 1st Jean William Prevost 2nd Matthias Dandois 3rd Yu Katagiri 4th Dominik Nekolny 5th Benjamin Hudson 6th Dustyn Alt 7th Yohei Uchino 8th Masato Ito 9th Lee Musselwhite 10th Dan Hennig