The Vans BMX Pro Cup in Guadalajara is a wrap! Watch a quick highlight reel of bangers from the final day featuring Corey Bohan, Dennis Enarson, Chase Hawk, Tom Dugan, Jason Watts, Kevin Peraza, and more!
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series saw an incredible close to the final global qualifier event in Guadalajara, Mexico this past weekend as more than 30 world renowned BMX riders pursued their last chance to win before the Vans BMX Championships this season. Scouring the terrain with unpredictable and unique lines, Australia’s Jason Watts grasped his first major tour victory, highlighting an excellent performance merging technical manuals with back-to-back tricks throughout Montenegro’s vast course.
An emotional Watts states, “I’m speechless, winning this event is mind-boggling. Everyone rips it out there, I didn’t think this day would ever come. I have too much fun riding my bike to ever think about it.”
Trailing closely behind Watts, USA native and crowd favorite Larry Edgar earned a hard-earned second place, showcasing the contest’s greatest airs along with enormous trick combinations, while Spain’s Sergio Layos’ consistent riding and fearless speed merited him third, and also marks his third consecutive podium win in the series. Layos’ remarkable consistency throughout the series proves his momentum as a star contender to watch in the Championships.
Tom Dugan took home the event’s Best Trick award for a massive 360 bowl transfer, and Jamie Cooper-Ellis earned the event’s Best Line award in his first series appearance, landing an elevated bank transfer into the deep bowl.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup closed out the final rounds of the third regional qualifier event this afternoon, securing the final competitive field of 31 promising BMX talents and top-ranking tour pros to compete Sunday, June 4 in global qualifiers at the city’s beloved Montenegro Skatepark. The crowds in Guadalajara, Mexico witnessed Brazil’s Cauan Madona surpass 50 local and international riders in today’s open prelims with his fluid riding style and powerful tricks to claim a victorious first-place, securing his invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Championship in California and earning a sweet $1,000 USD prize. Tracking close behind, local hero Jose Gabriel Torres Gomez showcased unstoppable energy and diverse trick choices to earn second-place, while Brazilian Caio
Steve Crandall explores the pits at the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Guadalajara to find out the current BMX Pro Cup points standings and inquire about the local cuisine. Spoiler alert: No ones knows if they are in the top ten and everyone thinks Tom Dugan is getting squirrelly. We find out Corey Walsh's new nickname and why Jason Watts feels like an order of nachos. Featuring Kevin Peraza, Sergio Layos, Jason Watts, Gary Young, Dennis Enarson, Tom Dugan, Robbie Morales, Corey Walsh, Chase Hawk, Chris Doyle, Andrew Lazaruk, Kris Fox and Biz Jordan.
This weekend, the final stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Series will bring together the event’s top-ranked athletes for a penultimate battle at Montenegro Skatepark in Guadalajara, Mexico, June 2-4. Stakes have been set high for the inaugural global series, thanks to Málaga event winner Chase Hawk, series points leader Sergio Layos, and top-ranking tour pros Corey Walsh, Larry Edgar, Matt Cordova, and more. Advancing pros will have a chance to prove their ranks at the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships in Huntington Beach, CA this August.
Famed for its many skateparks and prominent BMX scene, the city of Guadalajara is home to the one of the best park terrain courses, the Montenegro Skatepark. The expansive course sits amid a blossoming community park and showcases a spine, hips, extensions, and multiple uniquely shaped bowls that open possibilities for various transfer lines, and a shallow end that empties into a stone-faced wallride. Preview the contest course here!
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series regional qualifier will take place Saturday, June 3, the day prior to the main event. Open to eligible registrants, the top 3 riders from Saturday’s regional qualifier earn an invite to the World Championship and the top 10 rankings will advance to the main event on Sunday, June 4 to join 18 advancing series pros and 3 wildcards for a final showdown.
Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Series riders, advancing to Mexico:
This is a rough two part edit I put together for the ladies of BMX and our time in Malaga, Spain at the Vans BMX Pro Cup May 5-7th, 2017. All footage was shot on iPhone 7 or a GoPro of some sort. The first part is highlights of each of us from both the regional qualifiers and women's demo at the Skatepark of Malaga, and the second part is a little spot mission a group of us went on immediately after we rode in our demoi. 15 year old Hannah Roberts made history at this spot becoming the first female to do a barspin AND tailwhip the legendary hook spot.
Der Vans BMX Pro Cup in Málaga war einer jener Contests, bei denen einfach alles gestimmt hat: Topwetter, ein erstklassiger Park, unfassbare Tricks und ein Publikum, das komplett ausgerastet ist. Hier sind die Highlights von einem unvergesslichen Tag in Ruben Alcantara Skatepark.