Five athletes looking to own it at FISE Battle of the Champions
2019 is set to be a big year for action sports athletes. Some will be looking to cement their legacy, others to prove their worth, and a few with scores to settle.
What better place to start than at FISE Battle of the Champions in Saudi Arabia later this month?
Here’s the low-down on FIVE athletes from the world of BMX, Roller and Skateboard who are looking to make this year their own.
Logan Martin (BMX Freestyle)
In 2017 Logan Martin came agonisingly close to winning the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup, only to be pipped at the post in the final round in Chengdu. Most of 2018 was spent recovering from injury after suffering a broken collarbone. He will be determined to make up for lost time in 2019.
Known as “The BMX Machine”, Martin will definitely be wheeling out his array of signature tricks – including his logic-defying quadruple tailwhip. Blink and you’ll miss it!
Matthias Dandois (BMX Flatland)
Arguably one of the biggest names in BMX Flatland, Matthias Dandois is one hell of an entertainer. The Red Bull rider knows how to pump up a live crowd; his insane performances earn him recognition and trophies around the world. Mentored by fellow Frenchman and Flatland pioneer Alex Jumelin, Dandois is heralded as one of the sport’s modern-day innovators. But he needs to be at his creative best to retain his BMX Flatland crown ….
Did anyone see Dandois do THIS at Jeddah last year?
Julien Cudot (Roller Freestyle)
There’s mad. There’s crazy. There’s absolutely insane. And then there’s Julien Cudot.
This French roller athlete is notorious for his daredevil attitude, his ability to get huge air compared to other athletes, and for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible from a man on wheels.
Cudot is another athlete looking for redemption in 2019. Having taken the Roller Freestyle title in 2017, he spent some time on the side-lines the following year and failed to make the Top 3 overall.
Don’t be surprised to see this high-flyer take the spotlight at this year’s FISE Battle of the Champions.
Hannah Roberts (BMX Freestyle)
Without doubt, 18-year old Hannah Roberts is reigning supreme on the Women’s BMX Freestyle circuit. For someone not yet out of their teens, her trophy cabinet is stacked: two UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup wins and a UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Championship already included!
We rate her highly, too, awarding her Female Athlete of the Year back in December. In Saudi Arabia, Roberts will no doubt showcase her abilities and prove why she deserves such an accolade.
Danny Leon (Skateboard)
Fast. Ferocious. Devastating. Just a few of the words that sum up the style of Spanish Skateboard sensation Danny Leon.
Leon built up his collection of mad skills on the streets of Madrid before taking them to parks around the globe. He proved to be up with the world’s best, coming second in last year’s NASS Festival.
Winning FISE Battle of the Champions could be the perfect way for him to kickstart 2019.
FISE Battle of the Champions will be LIVE on EDGEsport between 14 and 16 March. Find out how you can watch this incredible event here.