Matthias was crowned the world’s best BMX flatlander in October 2008 – some feat for the then 19-year-old. But the victory was the culmination of six years hard work in the sport. Matthias began life riding street but in 2002 he saw someone riding flatland in his local skatepark, and fancied his chances.
For Matthias, it was a truly life-changing choice that paid dividends - he shook up the sport well before his world championship triumph. After an incredible final battle with American Terry Adams, Matthias won the 2007 Voodoo Jam in New Orleans, the final event of the world circuit.
He was hailed as one of the most inspiring next-generation riders and has not looked back since. Not one to hang around, the Frenchman continued to establish himself as the world’s top rider. Matthias now virtually dominates the BMX Flatland world stage, with wins at the 2011 and 2012 VANS rebeljam contests, the BMX Worlds, and a first place at the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City.
Still only in his early 20s, Matthias still has a long career ahead of him, with the prospect of a multitude of Flatland contest podium places still to come.Read more