Here it is. Vice Sports just dropped part 1 of Nigel Sylvester’s interview giving us a little insight into his life and how he got to where he is now. Although we’ve all heard Nigel’s story, this one is a little different and we learn and see a few things you probably didn’t know, like that his mom had cancer and that was a huge changing point in his life. Hit play and take it all in.
“Nigel Sylvester might be BMX’s most recognizable figure, but his life and career are anything but typical of the sport. With several major endorsements, a clothing line and riding videos featuring the likes of French Montana and Pharrell, he has taken his brand far beyond the bike and garnered criticism for it along the way. Although he’s constantly reminded of his presence in a predominately white sport, Nigel has injected his unique personality into BMX and found unparalleled success doing it. In Part 1, we go to Jamaica, Queens to see the people and places that shaped Nigel into the person and rider that he is. Check back next week for Part 2. ” – Vice Sports