After winning the title at this weekends Grands in Tulsa USA I think Maris Strombergs has become one of ,if not the best BMX racer of all time , he has won multiple National, European, World and Olympic titles and has dominated the sport for years.
Here is what he had to say after taking the Grands title-
“I felt like my dream of winning every title in this sport was slowly starting to fade away. USABMX Grands has always been a mystery for me. I have always struggled there but this year I told myself I’m not leaving that place with out a fight. This is a great feeling to finally have won USABMX title for the first time! Huge thanks to all my sponsors @factoryfreeagent @rockstarenergy @odigrips @ride100percent @speedlineparts @bellbikehelmets Thanks to my coach for always believing in me even when I’m struggling to believe in myself sometimes and last but not the least huge thanks to all the fans out there thanks for your continuous support! #USABMX #1”
This week BMXTalk will be celebrating Maris becoming the G.O.A.T (Greatest of all time) by showing vids and pictures of how he has won all the titles, the earliest recollection I have of Maris is seeing him as a 9 year old at Brighton BMX World Championships in 1996 and believe it or not he was pretty much dominating the class back then, if you watch the video below (sorry about the quality) you can see how he takes the win from start to finish with that Maris power showing through and the determination to win really shows as he does not stop pedalling the whole lap and that was a pretty long track !!!
Check out the makings of an Olympic Champion here-