HALL OF FAME
Meet our Champions
The greatest rider in BMX racing? For sure a great athlete to work with; Niek Kimmann won no fewer than two Junior World Titles and three Elite World Titles, but he achieved his biggest success at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021: the gold medal! His impressive list of titles also includes numerous National and European Championship Titles and World Cup wins.
The man who was there when medals could be won, Jelle van Gorkom had a wonderful career, culminating in the Silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Unfortunately, his athlete career came to an early end, but he can still call himself a great ambassador of the BMX sport.
JELLE VAN GORKOM
With many World Cup winnings under her belt, Laura Smulders is truly one of the greatest riders of our sport. With two World Titles, four European Titles and a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics she should not be missing from our list.
The younger sister of Laura, Merel Smulders, has also been in the spotlight for years now and will be for the next couple of years. With a Juniors World Time Trial and European Juniors Championship Title and a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics she earned her spot.
Twan van Gendt has won National Championships, a European and the 2019 World Championships Title in his impressive career. The battle for the rainbow stripes in Zolder, Belgium is something I won’t easily forget.
Twan van Gendt
Niels Bensink won the first World title for Meybo in the Pumptrack discipline! After a wonderful racing career, Niels now travels the world to participate in Pumptrack competitions and MTB dual Slalom races.
After years of hard work, Filib Steiner from Switzerland finally took his well-earned World Title in the Men U23. A first for Meybo in this category.
Julian Bijsterbosch came from out of nowhere when he took the title for junior men at the World Championships in Nantes, France in 2022.
Two years after the World Championship title for junior women’s in 2016, a first for Meybo in this category, Indy Scheepers earned the rainbow jersey in Baku, AZE.
From the land of legendary BMX racers (Latvia) is Veronika Sturiska. On a Meybo in 2023 she took her first world title in the women’s-junior category in Glasgow. Besides this great accomplishment, Veronika also is a regular for the top spot at the World Cups.
Lots of talent, a big smile and always pushing herself to the max; Malene Kjelstrup from Denmark brought Meybo our first Worlds title in the Women’s U23 class in Nantes, 2022.
Ruby Huisman grabbed the 2016 women’s junior World Title in Medellin, Colombia.