The Jorge 'Viki' Gomez method of facing flatland is almost philosophical. For him it is not just aerobatics on a bicycle. Viki defines his sport as “a fight between mind, gravity and physics combined with movement inertia. A way of surpassing the limits of your imagination”.
At only 24 years old he is by far the best flatlander in Spain and one of the best in the world. He has won the Europe Championship twice, the Asia Championship twice, the Red Bull Circle of Balance a couple of times and he has been collecting titles since he started competing in this sport at 19 years old.
He is one of the chosen few in the world who live Flatland in a professional way, although in Spain it is not a popular sport. He is a bigger idol in other countries, like Japan, where kids ask for autographs and hang his posters on their bedroom walls. Nowadays, he combines competitions and exhibitions all over the world with work as a businessman. Together with Finnish Flatland star Martin Kuoppa, he set up his own company, KGB (Kuoppa Gomez Bikes), focussing on the design and development of special parts and bikes for flatland racing.
Although he could keep on winning competitions without too many problems, Viki doesn’t want to get bogged down. He is developing a brand new and innovative riding style, much more technical, with new tricks that involve not grasping the saddle. He is ready to make the sport bigger each day. Are we ready for him yet?