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The final FISE stop of 2016 is about to go down in Chengdu, China! At the last event in Edmonton, Logan Martin took the win and edged out Daniel Dhers for the top spot in the race for the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup. We caught up with Logan to recap the last event and learn what he feels it’s going to take to secure the overall title.


With your big win in Canada, you officially took the lead in this points race for the UCI BMX World Cup. How do you feel about your current standing?

I needed that win in Canada, so I'm stoked it worked out well there. I feel confident going into China.


What did you think of Edmonton - the city and the event?

It was my first time in Canada, so it was really cool to check out another country! Besides the wind in finals, the event went great! The crowd loved every minute of it and that just makes for a good vibe.

 

In your eyes, what were the highlights from the Edmonton contest?

There were plenty of highlights from the riders as to what tricks got thrown down - asthere always are - but to see Marin Rantes get so close to a flip triple whip was awesome!


You’ve competed in Chengdu, China before. How was it?

I've been to Chengdu two times and it's cool see a completely different culture to what I'm used to. I think China is a crazy place and it always delivers entertainment from the random things you see there.


Denver had elevation. Edmonton had wind. What is the biggest obstacle in Chengdu?

Well, the thing about China is it has crazy air pollution, which makes it harder to breathe. It's also not the best for your health if the pollution is too high on the days we’re riding.

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What are you doing to overcome that obstacle? 

I'm at home riding everyday and working on my cardio. I feel good, so we will see how it turns out.


You are in the points lead, but not by much. What’s it going to take to retain that lead and seal the deal?

As long as I plan out runs that I'm comfortable with and execute them to my satisfaction, I believe I can do it. 


Any new tricks in the works for Chengdu?

I do have a new trick that I have been working on! I'm going to keep it a surprise, but depending on how I feel, you might see it in China!

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What have you been up to since Edmonton?

I've been at home riding as much as I can and putting in work at the gym, getting my body ready physically and mentally.


Based on the drawings you’ve seen, what do you think of the Chengdu course?

It looks a little different to the previous years and there looks to be a few new sections which should be fun! FISE always delivers a good course, so I can't wait to get there and ride it!

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Is last year’s event in Chengdu the last time you competed in China?

It is, yeah! I've been to China two times and they were both for FISE events.


Any changes on your bike since Edmonton?

I kept my bike all the same since Edmonton. It’s feeling good at the moment!

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Why should we tune into FISE: Chengdu?

All the best riders in the world in one place!! Also, the fact that it is the last stop and you will see an overall winner! It's going to be a good time, I can't wait.


Stay tuned to VitalBMX.com for FISE: Chengdu coverage!


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