BMX – 13 October 2019
WORTHINGTON & JEANJEAN FIRST BMX FREESTYLE PARK EURO CHAMPS
Charlotte Worthington and Anthony Jeanjean are the first BMX Freestyle Park European champions of this spectacular discipline that will be a new addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games programme in less than 10 months.
This event, an Olympic qualification event, was held in Cadenazzo (Switzerland) in the brand new modern facility in the Canton of Ticino, with a particularly high level of participation: 48 riders from 13 countries.
Following the exciting qualification events on Saturday afternoon, the finals, cheered on by a huge audience, were fiercely fought: Anthony Jeanjean (France) won with 93 points ahead Marin Rantes (Croatia) with 91,20 points and Declan Brooks (Great Britain), third with 91 points
Thanks to her excellent performance, Charlotte Worthington (Great Britain) won the women’s title with 91,60 points. Silver medal for Lara Lessmann (Germany) with 84,60 points, bronze for Elizaveta Posadskikh (Russia) with 82,80 points.
Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: «BMX Freestyle is a new discipline which has exploded in popularity and it was natural for us to organise the first European Championships. The global success of this event in terms of participation, public and live streaming views, prove that this discipline is destined to grow significantly in the future. The Union Européenne de Cyclisme is very attentive to the promotion of cycling and this is why we have introduced some new important features to our calendar »