../events/1996 BMX Freestyle worlds

Sources: Ride BMX US december 1996, www.spokesmen.no, Freedom october 1996, Power septembre 1996, Ride BMX UK october 1996, Multiprise #2, BMXicos fanzine #1, Seb Ronjon, Zero Tolerance, tonestojko, ...
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Place: Jugendpark, Cologne, Germany.
Date: july 22-28, 1996.



Zero Tolerance BMX video, produced in 1997 by Jon Pratt.
FLATLAND
The flatland area was smooth, flat and really large.
Phil Dolan beat out loads of competition to take home the largest trophy.
Show oldschool de Dave Nourie. He did all his old moves, even the gumby !
Martti Kuoppa had entered in master-class, but Paul Osicka made him change his mind. He said that Martti had to enter in pro. 10th place. You can't call that a bad international debut.

Pro flat results: 1.Phil Dolan 2.Day Smith 3.Albert Retey 4.Paul Osicka... 10.Martti Kuoppa

Flatland masterclass: 1.Zoltan Barta 2.Steffen Tamme 3.Alexandre Jumelin 4.Maik Dettmer

Flatland expert 20+: 1.Norbert Nagay 2.Peter Szabolsci 3.Simon Stojko Falk 4.Andreas Lindquist

Flatland expert 18/19: 1.Michel Görgens 2.Attila Barawski 3.Kriszitan Cepelenyi 4.Jimmy Petitet

Flatland expert 16/17: Andreas Tschuk 2.Imre Menyhart 3.Michael Koch 4.Ferencic Janko

Flatland expert 15: 1.Thomas Ebeling 2.Daniel Denis 3.Atola Sarlosi 4.Markus Ultsc

Zero Tolerance BMX video, produced in 1997 by Jon Pratt.

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Phil Dolan en couverture de BMXicos.

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Martti Kuoppa debuted in the pro class at the 1996 worlds in Cologne, Germany. He did quite well. Photo: Trond Husø/Spokesmen

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Dave Nourie. Photo: Trond Husø/Spokesmen.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Paul Osika-4th place BMX Worlds 1996, Flatland PRO; BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Albert Retey-3rd place BMX Worlds 1996 flatland pro.BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Day Smith-2nd place flatland pro, BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Phil Dolan-BMX World Champion Flatland PRO; BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.
VERT
Dave Mirra took a big differ over the spine in the mini ramp comp and hurt his bad shoulder. He was sure he was out for at least a few weeks. He was sure of this for about one hour and then he was suddenly OK again. He went high and smooth, rode with his seemingly effortless piles of style and even did a flair.

Jamie Bestwick was just flying on vert. Some of the highest airs I've ever seen were being pumped out of the English Vert Hope. One on those high airs was a 540 that didn't agree with Jamie. The ensuing argument turned into a disaster and sent Jamie smashing into the flat bottom for a real should injury (not one of those wimpy one-hour kinds).

The US lost Ohio boy Colin Winkleman to a bad crash, too.

Pro vert results: 1.Dave Mirra 2.Jason Davies 3.Dennis McCoy 4.Dave Osato

Halfpipe masterclass: 1.Markus Grempel 2.Tim Eichert 3.Stephane Meneau 4.Lars Gfrörer

Halfpipe expert 20+: 1.Mark Cornick 2.Jason Keen 3.Damien Hachet 4.Frederic Horrlander

Halfpipe expert 18/19: 1.Romaric Fath 2.Ronnie Remo 3.Christoph Tober 4.Stephan Dresselt

Halfpipe expert 16/17: 1.Sven Fanghanel 2.Benjamin Kopp 3.Romuald Noirot 4.Mike Buse

Halfpipe expert 15: 1.Sebastian Maier 2.Bastian Haymann 3.Alexender Vnuk 4.Pascal Bacuet

Alain Massabova derrière le micro d'Eurosport...


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Dennis McCoy-3rd place BMX Freestyle Worlds,halfpipe pro; BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Jason Davies-2nd place BMX Freestyle Worlds, halfpipe pro; BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Dave Mira-BMX Wold champion halfpipe pro;BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk 1996.
DIRT
Pro dirt results: 1.Todd Lyons 2.Patrick Grob 3.Steve Grace 4.Ian Morris

King of dirt group B results: 1.Rey Del 2.Rouhvirta 3.Christoph Tober 4.Timo Pritzel
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Timo Pritzel, no foot cancan one hand, Freedom #14 november 1996. Photo by Ralf Maier.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.
MINI RAMPE
Hip, spine, sub-box.

There's only one guy around today who can do every single one of today's newest lip tricks and then, in the same run, a tailwhip to pedals and a huge doulbe barspin over the spine only to finish with a bunny hop tailwhip drop in (to crash) off a tall sub box. That guy sure as hell isn't you (unless you're Dave Osato).

Pro mini rampe results: 1.Dave Osato 2.Dave Mirra 3.Taj Mihelich 4.Dennis McCoy

Miniramp masterclass: 1.Sven Fanghanel 2.Ortiz Alcantara 3.Richard Browne 4.Markus Wilke

Miniramp expert 20+: 1.Andreas Lindquist 2.Mark Cornick 3.Marcin Stypulkowski 4.Sandor Rapolder

Miniramp 18/19: 1.Jimmy Norström 2.Tom Lehwalder 3.Romaric Fath 4.Daniel Jung

Miniramp 16/17: 1.Benjamin Shenker 2.Michael Schmeisser 3.Rene Jansen 4.Patrick Grobr

Miniramp expert 15: 1.Daniel Tinhof 2.Omar Almannai 3.Heiko Schneider 4.Benno Hankowetz
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Dave Mirra truckdriver over the spine.


tonestojko, www.youtube.com, april 2008: Dave Osato (wold champion), Dave Mirra (2nd), Taj Mihelich (3rd),Dennis McCoy (4). BMX Freestyle Worlds' 1996, Köln/Cologne, Germany. Camera: Tone Stojko & Simon Stojko Falk; director: Simon Stojko Falk.