Each day of Pannonian Challenge is very special and full of excitement but nothing can compare to the BMX competition. Only the best BMX riders from all over the world come to the festival to show us what they got.
This year’s edition of the festival has been the best one so far. The sands were full of people who supported their favourite BMX riders.
Not even mosquitoes could disturb our drivers who were determined to impress the audience with their amazing tricks. First we got the chance to see amateur riders perform. Their performance was definitely worth watching. The sun and the heat couldn’t distract our audience from watching the competition. In a very tough competition among 40 riders the best one was Jan Broza. Jan Marko Vlahinić won the second place, and Kryštof Hejna won the third place.
Then it was finally time for the best of Pannonian Challenge, BMX pro competition! 16 of the best BMX riders from all over the world showed their skills in Osijek. Even though the audience recognizes and supports a lot of riders, their favourite was Marin Ranteš from Varaždin, Croatia. At the end Marin Ranteš won the second place, a bit better was Irek Rizaev who won the first place. Irek Rizaev was really great and definitely deserved to win. Michael Beran won the third place with his excellent performance.
Within this year’s edition of the Pannonian Challenge festival, the Championship of Croatia took place for the first time. We pronounced the best three BMX riders. In amateur category the best three were: Fran Marko Vlahinić, Hrvoje Dekanić and Luka Bošnjak on the third place. In BMX pro category very talented Marin Ranteš took the first place. Fran Zeman was second and Filip Popović was third, both of them are very talented and are from Bjelovar, Croatia.
„I am thrilled because I got the chance to win gold and silver medal in front of my own audience. The audience was my biggest motivation from the beginning to the end. I dedicated my ride and my medals to my brother, because it was his birthday. There is a lot of competitions this year and I am also preparing for the Olympic Games.“ – Marin Ranteš said.
Although the day at the skate park finished the party still isn’t over. We invite you to come to Vega this evening to celebrate and to close this year’s edition of the festival with a bang. Tonight you can party with: Brkovi, KAL, DJ LADY LEE and DJ SLY. See you there!