The club’s supporters, accustomed to the oval ball, will have to learn a new discipline: Supercross.

The mayor of Agen, Jean Dionis, has given the go ahead for the Supercross 2017 to be held at the Armandie Stadium. Having previously been held in a field near Estillac up until now, this event marks the beginning of the French FMX championships.  The very best riders in supercross and freestyle will be on show during this qualifying round.

It’s worth mentioning that the only other sports arena that hosts this type of show in France is the Palais Ominisports de Paris-Bercy, however it’s an indoor event. Similar events were held at the Parc des Princes and at the Stade de France, although “it was 20 years ago” explained Cédric Lucas” during a report carried out by the newspaper Sud Ouest.

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The Ride For Fun team, led by Cédric Lucas, overcame a significant technical challenge.

The Armandie stadium’s beaten pitch, whose team SU Agen were recently promoted to the Top 14 league, has been entirely covered with several layers of materials. 30-odd volunteers from the Ride4fun association helped lay down miles of tarpaulin as well as roughly 6000 m² of flooring two weeks before the event.  Once these two surfaces were laid down, the Ride4fun team then distributed 3500 m³ of earth to form the obstacle course for the first round of the SX Tour of France.

To overcome this challenge without ruining SU Agen’s pitch, Cédric Lucas used two innovative techniques:

  • Wooden flooring to evenly distribute the weight of the earth on the pitch
  • Bales of straw to form part of the bumps, reducing the amount of earth lying on top of the pitch.

Codimatra played a key role in setting up the course

 As Cédric Lucas explains, everything changes for the 2017 edition of the SX Tour. The designer of the circuit got inspired by the best shows in the United States. It’s therefore a whole new format that will be presented to spectators for the launch of the Championships in France.

The Ride4fun team therefore needed equipment that was up to the task to carry out Cédric Lucas’ plan. The team therefore naturally turned to CODIMATRA for the rental of earth-moving machinery.

The course was formed using a Komatsu PW148-8 excavator, a JCB TA-9 mini dumper, a JCB 411 loader, and a JCB 85Z medium class excavator.

CODIMATRA also supplied over 2000 m² of earth for the event.

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A sequence of mesmerising tricks for your eyes to behold.