World Champion Brandon Loupos headlines field for inaugural Oceania BMX Freestyle Championships
The inaugural Oceania BMX Freestyle Championships will produce electric competition at RampFest Indoor Skate Park in Melbourne, December 7th.
The stacked field will have rainbows over it with reigning world champion Brandon Loupos, who recorded the highest score in history on route to his first rainbow jersey headlining the field. Alongside Loupos is world championship silver medallist Logan Martin, who himself is a former world champion claiming gold in 2017, the inaugural edition of the championships.
Four of the top 40 riders in the world will be in action with Jake Wallwork currently ranked 17th and Alex Anelutti 34th also lining up.
In the women’s field Natalya Diehm leads the charge, with the world number nine looking to become the first Oceania Champion.
A new UCI discipline, BMX Freestyle has only been contested as a UCI discipline for three years with the first Continental Championships, held this year as part of the Olympic qualifying process, for the Tokyo 2020 Games, where it will make its debut.
BMX Freestyle is a BMX discipline where riders perform routines which consist of sequences of executing tricks on ramps and are judged on the quality of their performance (difficulty, originality and style). It will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.