2009 Riviera Ninja Spin Qualifying Results

We are in Monaco right now for the first stop of the 2009 BMX Flatland World Circuit and what an amazing event and experience it has been so far. It’s late and the finals are tomorrow morning so we will keep this short and sweet. Check out who made the cut and a few photos from qualifying.

The energy and ambiance in Monte Carlo is nothing short of incredible. 30 pro riders battled it out this evening for the 16 spots in tomorrow’s semi-finals. Those 16 will be narrowed down to eight for the final single-elimination battle.

Also this evening there was a bunny hop contest (that no one actually won), a most bunnyhop whips in a row contest that Justin Miller won by pulling 18 in a row before he got too tired to go on (100 Euros), a country vs. country contest that Team USA (Matt Wilhelm and Terry Adams) won by being hilarious and hyping up the crowd with their antics and showmanship (100 Euros), and a best combo contest that Matthias Dandois won with a full minute of insane links without touching (600 Euros).

Expect a bunch of photos and a highlights video from the final battle tomorrow later in the week!

Justin Miller bar-flipping his way into the finals while Terry Adams and Raphael Chiquet watch.

Terry Adams and his signature trick, The Katrina.

Matthias Dandois is freaking dialed… He’s the favorite to win tomorrow, but we will see for sure in a few hours.

Amateur Qualifying Results:
1. Crap, I forgot the list for this one in the hotel room but I know I qualified second, haha. I’ll update the post when I get a chance. The room is far away and the Internet is spotty…

Expert Qualifying Results:

1. Stephane Messaoud, France – 409
2. Matthieu Bonnecuelle, France – 405
3. Maxime Luchetti, France – 397
4. Alexandre Paroussoglou, France – 378
5. Catfish, USA – 372
6. Michael Kroft, Neatherlands – 350
7. Dorian Vasseur, France – 350
8. Gyno Stuart, Neatherlands – 345

Master Qualifying Results:

1. Mates Tucek, Czech Republic – 440
2. Mickael Machard, france – 430
3. Alex Alexandridis, Greece – 406
4. Thomas Hirsch, Germany – 387
5. Robin Hermel, Germany – 381
6. Charles Paty, France – 367
7. Jeremy Brosset, France – 358
8. Mickael Dufek, Czech Republic – 346

Pro Qualifying Results:

1. Matthias Dandois, France – 383
2. Justin Miller, USA – 358
3. Terry Adams, USA – 351
4. Adam Kun, Hungary – 345
5. Matt Wilhelm, USA – 342
6. Hiro Morizaki, Japan – 333
7. Ucchi, Japan – 333
8. James White, U.K. – 333
9. Michael Sommer, Austria – 330
10. Viki Gomez, Spain – 329
11. Daniel Furman, Germany – 329
12. Martti Kuoppa, Finland – 328
13. Shintaro Misawa, Japan – 326
14. Raphael Chiquet, France – 326
15. Dominik Nekoly, Crzeh Republic – 318
16. Alexis Desolneux, France – 317

Matthias Dandois, his crystal trophy, and his 600 Euros for winning the best combo contest.