The second annual Vans BMX Pro Cup series kicked off in Five Dock, Australia yesterday as 47 of the world’s leading men and women BMX park terrain riders rallied for the series’ first Pro Tour event of the season. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels, 2017’s Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion Larry Edgar’s speed defying runs granted him the Australia Pro Cup victory, taking first place for carrying out colossal trick combinations that awed the crowd at the historical Five Dock Skatepark.
“I’m stoked to be back, this event is such a good time,” proclaims first place winner, Larry Edgar. “Riding with all my friends and watching everyone push the limits of their riding is so fun.”
What an intense day! The first stop of the 2018 edition of the Vans BMX Pro Cup brought us a lot of emotions. Sydney was not as sunny as the legend says and after rescheduling the women competition because of the rain we've been scared the weather would not let the event go until the end. Fortunately Mother Nature was on the ride side and we've been able to go through a great women competition, the men semi-finals and finals regrouping some of the best riders of the world.
Ryan Saville who arrived first during the Regional Qualifier yesterday was the favorite of the crowd and offered a great show. He's not the only one, the Australian audience enjoyed a show of great quality, the riders were in an amazing shape and always surprised the crowd. The biggest surprise was probably when Sergio Layos' bike landed in the audience... Oopsie!
Kevin Peraza's superman left everyone speechless, we've been really impressed by the resistance of Brandon Loupos after his massive crash at the end of the Best Trick contest. The australian Alex Hiam was in a great shape, he managed to arrive 2nd for the best trick and 3rd for the Pro Cup. At the end of the day Nina Buitrago won the best trick and Teresa Azcoaga won the first stop of the Pro Cup. For the men the local Jason Watts won the best trick and the winner of the 2017 edition, Larry Edgar won the very first stop of this 2018 edition.
Vans BMX would like to welcome three riders to a more permanent place on the BMX team. Larry Edgar, Sean Ricany and Travis Hughes have all been pushing their own riding and the boundaries of BMX. They were all down to rock Vans before 2018 and now we're making it official.
It’s no secret that Larry is a beast on a bike, goes an extra couple feet higher than the next guy and has some of the best inverted 3’s in the game! With an amazing year under his belt, with high demands from travel and contests, this video became quite the journey. Originally meant to be only a few months in the making, at most, but between travel, contests, scheduling and injuries for both the filmer Nathan and Larry himself, it took a little longer than planned. As they say, good things take time and Larry was able to pull through and get it wrapped up! Power personified .... Enjoy
When the dust settled it was Larry Edgar taking the top spot in the 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series. Larry's finishes of 3rd, 4th, 2nd and 2nd were enough to edge him out as the overall champion, placing consistently better than any other single rider in the overall series. Check out Larry's highlights from all the global stops here.
The inaugural 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships closed out a remarkable series finale today as Larry Edgar was crowned Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion. His critical second place finish bumped up his overall rankings to edge out former leader Sergio Layos to take the victory. Annihilating the custom-spec cement park course in Huntington Beach as part of the Vans US Open, Edgar’s showstopping airs and effortless technical style has surpassed the world’s best BMX park riders, earning him the coveted World Championship title, in addition to the crowd favorite Big Air Award.
“My only goal was to have as much fun as possible this season,”Edgar exclaims. “Winning the Vans
Today, Woodward Copper announced Larry Edgar, pro BMX rider, to join the list of pro coaches that have been scheduled to rip up the terrain for the 2017 Summer BMX Camp. Larry will team up with Adam Baker and other expert BMX coaches from June 18-24, to help campers sharpen their riding skills and tricks in an array of bike courses, including the Woodward Copper Barn, indoor bowl, mini ramp and street course. Edgar, pro BMX rider for Vans, Fly Bikes, Stay Strong BMX and Ride 100% recently won Simple Session 2017 and secured third in the 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup. His freedom to be creative through riding has inspired those in the action sports industry and even more so, those of the younger generation.