He had to wait a long time for this moment: Joost Wichman is the first to cross the finish line at the 4X World Championship 2013. The likeable Dutchman has often come close, but it has never worked out. In addition to World Cup victories and European Championship titles, Wichman has already won every imaginable race in the 4X discipline, only the World Championship title was missing from his palmarès. The final race of his career was also to bring his greatest success. Joost won the World Championships in spectacular fashion in Leogang, Austria, and made his way into the fourcross history books.
He celebrated this success "flying Dutchman" last weekend with a boisterous party in the Dutch Heelweg. With a party of the extra class and an indoor pump track, on which the world's best mountain bikers around Ralph Näf (XC), Guido Tschugg (Freeride), Tomas Slavik (4X) and Twan van Gendt (BMX) delivered exciting races. The wildcard winner Nils Bensink left the race as the winner. [Link]