During the Urban Sessions festival, Brussels became the world’s sports capital

Urban Sessions Brussels, the largest urban sports festival ever held in Belgium, welcomes around 25,000 visitors in its first edition from 30 June to 3 July. This free four-day festival is dedicated to urban sports and culminates in the first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Belgium.

A unique event

For four days, all eyes will be on Brussels, which will be the meeting place for all the city’s sports fans. During the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup, the world’s best athletes – including Olympic BMX freestyle champions Charlotte Wortington, Logan Martin, Declan Brook and multiple Belgian champion Kenneth Tankre – will compete in Belgium for the first time!

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In addition, BMX Urban Sessions Brussels offers many other competitions, demonstrations and fights, from parkour to break dancing and extreme sports for the disabled (WCMX) to skateboarding, which, like BMX, has become an Olympic discipline since 2020. The best Belgian skaters will compete in the 15-meter-long megaramp. Xavier Rodriguez Alvarez, a world-class Mexican, and Jeremy Lorsignol, a Belgian, will surprise the audience with their impressive tricks.

UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Belgium

This 2022 World Cup, as well as these new Olympic sports, is undoubtedly one of the best ways for the Brussels region to shine in the international sports arena. With some enthusiasm and great pride, we will welcome the best international athletes to this global and free event. Connecting Brussels to top-class sports was a challenge, here we are! »Explains Minister Svens Gacs, Minister for the Brussels-Capital Region with responsibility for the budget, finance and the image of Brussels.

During the Urban Sessions festival, Brussels became the world's sports capital
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An event not to be missed

This free four-day festival dedicated to action sports will host the UCI BMX Freestyle Cup for the first time in Belgium. Alongside the cities of Montpellier and the Gold Coast, Brussels will host one of the 3 stages of the World Cup, with recent Olympic medalists and the best athletes from around the world competing. Parc Josaphat Schaerbeek is expected to host more than 25,000 visitors at this extraordinary event.

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During the Urban Sessions festival, Brussels became the world's sports capital
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The goal is really to create a complete experience. We have launched a new urban sports project here in the center of Brussels. Let’s look forward to different disciplines related to action sports. Everything related to BMX freestyle, skateboarding, parkour, break and many other activities revolving around this new generation of sports. And our goal is to start the first stage of the BMX Freestyle World Cup in Belgium first. This makes it one of the biggest races of the season. Brussels is indeed on the city’s sports map in the BMX freestyle, among the biggest competitions of the year. And then, in addition to this World Cup, which will host the best men and women in the discipline, we organize a range of activities, competitions, competitions in skateboarding, parkour and break dancing. We really set up different infrastructures in the four corners of the event to really offer a festival-like experience. The public will be invited to attend the event free of charge and actually move from room to room, from stage to stage, to attend various competitions, various sports and other activities. After that we organize a whole series of consecrations and activities for children and adults. It is really open to everyone. developed by event organizer Matthieu Gheysen.

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During the Urban Sessions festival, Brussels became the world's sports capital
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