Today’s #Superfan is the man who does everything “for the fans!” Mr Podcast himself, 2 time Elite World Champion and Freeagent World Team manager Mr Dale Holmes. He claims to be online less these days since having a baby, but we all know he talks BMX as much as the next superfan so here’s what he had to say about the Olympics:
Name: Dale Holmes
Yearsrs in BMX: 30
Occupation: Team Manager Free Agent / Rockstar
Who will win Olympics Men: I’m rooting my guys Strombergs and Herman..
Ladies : Tough call..Its really wide open but I’m down for a Shanaze win if its going to help BMX in the UK.
Name your mens podium: Well like i said im rooting for my 2 guys . Im fine with Liam grabbing 3rd like Shanaze if it can translate in helping BMX get out there more in the UK.
Name your ladies podium: Shanaze can win it if she rides smart and handles everything. I’m thinking Shanaze, Caroline and Alise .
Which riders are missing from London 2012 who you’d like to have seen competing?
Yes you can always say a few guys are missing but all the key players are going. Olympics is never as deep as the Worlds but its the same for all sports. It’s a shame Kelvin didn’t get in after the Beijing fiasco. I heard a few shady maneuvers on qualifying from some countries with riders . I’m sure will all come out in the wash once the games are over.
Do you think it was a good move getting rid of the box jump? I think so .
Have you got tickets for any days of the BMX event? Day 1, I have regular tickets VIP for finals days, compliments of BC.
Will it rain for BMX in London? It wouldn’t shock me but my finger’s are crossed for good weather.
Which track do you prefer Beijing or London? London looks good from both the pictures & footage I’ve seen. The first straight looks fair from all lanes, which is good and I’m sure, without reservation that both Clark and Kent have nailed it. Beijing track looked well too and it seemed to be a success.
On a scale of 1-10 rate yourself as a superfan and tell us why? 8. I would say I’m more passionate about racing than a “superfan”. I enjoy seeing BMX from a different side/view now racing is not my priority.
How many hours a week approximately are you online looking at BMX, tweeting or stalking BMX pro’s?
I like to keep an eye on what’s going on but I actually don’t nibble as much as I used to. I don’t stalk the Pros.
How will you tackle the tight OG security to get Maris’ first pics for FB and Twitter if he wins again? I got Paul Bliss shooting for us. And, worst case scenario, I’ll steal shots from facebooks, as I normally do when my own shots may fall short.
Name 5 people you think are #Superfans: I’ll keep it UK-based; Marco Dellisola, Martin Murray, Jeff Murray, Steve Keech, and my Mum is still a big undercover Fan.