The Briton retained his title in the 26'' category following a breathtaking final on Saturday at Xinhua Park in Chengdu, China. Abel Mustieles was victorious in the 20", Nina Reichenbach was the women's champion, and Spanish and French fans both had grounds to celebrate in the Juniors competitions.
The inaugural UCI Urban Cycling taking place in Chengdu (China) for trials, Eliminator and BMX Freestyle Park, began with the trials teams’ event. France won the title for the third consecutive year, with Germany and Switzerland joining them on the podium.
The inaugural edition will see the crowning of the first-ever UCI World Champions for BMX Freestyle Park. The best trials and cross-country Eliminator athletes will also receive their rainbow jerseys in Chengdu.
Trials was one of the first off-road cycling disciplines to have its own UCI World Championships. First held in 1984, the annual UCI World Championships dedicated uniquely to trials continued until 1999. Trials joined the Mountain Bike Championships from 2000 to 2016, and now becomes one of three cycling disciplines at the first UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, to take ...