Patrick Guimez has been at the forefront of the BMX dirt scene for the best part of a decade. After turning pro in 1997, he claimed the French championship in 2000. More recently, he finished fifth at the Big in Bavaria event in 2010, and later in the same year he claimed fourth place at T-Mobile Extreme Playground and second at Rebel Jam. His performances in World Championships have been equally impressive, including a fourth place finish in 2005, and a fifth place in 2009. He also placed second in the FISE series in 2008 and won the Vibrations Urbaines festival in Pessac every year from 2006 to 2009. Born on 20 September 1979 in Tosse, close to Hossegor in the south west of France, Pat has been addicted to two wheels since first riding a BMX at a young age. He remains closely connected to his hometown, using it as the base for his own event, the Lords of Dirt. Since its inception in 2007, it has become a firm favourite in the calendar of BMX dirt riders from all over the world. Not content with regularly pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a bike, and possessing a rich arsenal of speciality tricks including a flip whip, flip no foot cancan, flip 360, 360 double whip, and flip barspin to turndown, Pat is committed to developing the sport. His involvement in BMX Dirt riding runs far deeper than just being an athlete.
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