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(after the competition)

00:00 – The 16 qualified for the Final are:

1 – Pat Casey
2 – José Torres
3 – Justin Dowell
4 – Joel Bondu
5 – Jack Clark
6 – Kostya Andreev
7 – Irek Risaev
8 – Andres Pardo
9 – Alex Nikulin
10 – Brian Fox
11 – Reilly Kieran
12 – Jeremy Malott
13 – Jonathan Camacho
14 – Tobias Freigang
15 – Kaine Mitchell
16 – Erik Figar

Mark Webb and Kevin Peraza will not be part of the party unfortunately but we can still look forward to a crazy Saturday night,  and its all live here!

The complete results can be downloaded from the download area of ​​the newsroom and the photo pack will follow.

23:50 – Fiery last heat

It’s time for the last heat and specialists like Pat Casey who has a ramp in his back garden to show what they’ve got. Pat scores a perfect run that earns him first place with 86.50 pts. He is ahead of José Torres revealed at FISE in 2016 and winner of the Simple Session at the beginning of the year. Again he flies over the ramp with a crazy height in a 360 double whip. Saturday night he will be one of the favourites in the final. Special mention to the Ecuadorian Jonathan Camacho, who is capable of launching into flair whip … wearing only small beach shorts. One of the strong images of this spectacular evening and a taste of whats in store for Saturday night.

23:30 – Kevin Peraza is close to the impossible

Kevin Peraza tried the most unlikely variations in gturn 540, the privileged present on the platform probably know what was planned but for us its hard to tell. Will we have the chance to see him later on the UCI park? He may not have done enough and a few small mistakes in his runs will surely prevent him from making it into the final.

For the rest, the competition is in full swing with impressive runs from the Russian riders. Alex Nikulin still airy and stylish, even in his flair 540; Kostya Andreev who has fun grabbing his seat in a superman to launch a whip and Irek Risaev multiplying the whips with his usual ease.

As we approach the end of this qualification we receive an update on rankings:

1 – Justin Dowell
2 – Joel Bondu
3 – Kostya Andreev
4 – Irek Risaev
5 – Andres Pardo
6 – Alex Nikulin
7 – Reilly Kieran
8 – Jeremy Malott
9 – Tobias Freigang
10 – Kaine Mitchell

And the competition and the party continues

23:00 – The level rises!

The level rises in the next heat as we see Reilly Kieran (UK), Justin Dowell (USA), Joel Bondu (CAN) and Andres Pardo (Colombia) complete their runs.

Reilly Kieran produces a brilliant bag of tricks at his first Fise event. At only 16 years old, he represents the future of British BMX. He hits hard with two runs full of technicality, amazing skill and power for rider who is such a young age and manages to land a 360 double whip to bar spin, condor to footjam on the sub box and so many other cool tricks. He looks certain to make it to the final alongside Joel Bondu who is back from the Circ du soleil and lands his usual combos: flair whip to table, windshield wiper super high.

Andres Pardo from Colombia completes the most beautiful 360 Hucker style but with an added xup one foot. Justin Dowell shows us his famous twist and a crazy routine which might earn him a place in the final. The temperature is rising more and more,  Saturday night’s final is set to be electric.

22:30 – Victor Munoz scores

We are now a third of the way through the competition with 30 riders already showing us what they are made of on the spine ramp. After some great runs by  French rider Thibaut Panaville, and Russian rider Roman Khayrutdinov and some severe but not serious falls, it is the Chilean Victor Munoz who probably scored the most points with his second run landing a double whip air, 36 invert well on the spine and a big flair on the kicker. Will it be enough to go into the final when there are about fifty riders still to go?

22:05 – Ratty Maty puts on a show!

Its fantastic to discover new riders in this qualification which is open to all, mixing experts and pros from all countries. It’s been 30 minutes since the beginning of the comp and we’ve already seen riders from Mexico, Latvia, Russia, the United States and we’ve had the right to extraterrestrials such as Matt Stockton who’s unique style definitely makes him stand out: long hair, camouflage t-shirt and leather jacket. And that was only for his first run, for the second Ratty Maty does not manage to keep most of his clothes on.

21:30 – Qualification is live

1 ramp, 90 riders and thousands of spectators gather round and the atmosphere is electric. Despite the late start the festival-goers remained on the site to finish the day in style watching with what has become a true FISE tradition.

We can’t wait to see who the 16 finalists will be

21:21 – 90 Riders registered for the contest only 16 will make it through to the final

00:00 – Live is coming !

Wait and see !