Following a lively series kick-off in Sydney Australia, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series announces the top pre-qualified seeds of the series thus far, as the tour advances to Spain, May 5-7 for the second qualifier event of the season. The most talented BMX riders will venture to the southern coast of Malaga to compete at the internationally renowned El Skatepark Malaga, a bmx rider’s dream terrain, featuring dynamic opportunities for speed and flow.
Spanish pro Sergio Layos leads the pack, winning the series’ first global qualifier event in Sydney, Australia last month, to set the tone for competition at his hometown proving grounds.
“Making it to the top of the podium at an event that I respect so much made me the happiest human on earth,” said Layos. “Going to Malaga for the next event and getting to ride with all my friends is going to be truly amazing.”
Top 18 from Vans BMX Pro Cup Sydney Global Qualifier, advancing to Spain: Sergio Layos ESP Tyler Fernengel USA Ryan Nyquist USA Jason Watts AUS Dennis Enarson USA
Sign up for the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Malaga. Limited spots available. Event Dates: May 5-7, 2017 Venue: Skatepark Malaga Ruben Alcantara Malaga, Spain
Participants: Up to 80 riders total (men and women) If 5 or more women are confirmed, they will ride in their own heat in the Regional Qualifier semi-final Age: 16 years + (Minors must have a parent or guardian complete registration on-site) Entry Fee: $50 US (Paid at event registration, cash only) Course: Concrete park – Helmets are required for all practices and competitions – 20″ BMX bikes only – RQ registration is open to riders from all countries
Regional Qualifiers (RQ): Cash and prizes to the top 10 – Top 10 Regional Qualifiers advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Spain Semi-Final – Top 3 Regional Qualifiers also earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship at the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach, CA • RQ 1st place – Flight/Hotel for Vans US Open, $1000 US • RQ 2nd place – Hotel for Vans US Open, $600 US • RQ 3rd place – Hotel for Vans US Open, $400 US
Raw footage from the finals at the first stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Sydney, Australia. Didn't end up making the cut, so I picked up the camera to capture the madness. Despite multiple rain delays, the contest still went on and everyone absolutely killed it.
Speed, height, power and originality were in full force today, as the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series Global Qualifier re-commenced an intense BMX competition in Manly Beach, Australia despite severe weather delays. Beginning with a field of over 30 competitors, Spain’s Sergio Layos seizes the Vans BMX Pro Cup Sydney title, winning first place for executing flawless trick combinations and colossal airs with lightning speed throughout the custom-spec park terrain course. Not far behind him, contest warrior and BMX icon Dennis Enarson placed 2nd, delivering his signature performance, blasting through runs with effortless style and explosive lines. In a well-deserved 3rd place, Larry Edgar surprised all with his fearless momentum, consistency, and creativity, also earning him the LUX Best Trick award for his tuck no-hander to table hip transfer, over the spine.
SUM UP of the Vans BMX pro cup:This year, beautiful Manly beach was welcoming the very first international BMX competition in Australia in the context of the Vans BMX Pro Cup series. Manly represents the first stop of the tour, next Spain and Mexico. To start well this new tour, some of the best names in the industry had been invited; Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Alex Hiam to name a few....
Last week the regional qualifications already showed a great level from riders highly motivated to take part in this brand new event and to challenge riders invited from the US and Europe. This in a bowl designed and made especially for the occasion. The riders kicked it off during the semi-finals last Friday, but unfortunately the bad weather interrupted the event before the end.
VANS BMX Pro Cup Australia. Final results: 1st - Sergio Layos 2nd - Dennis Enarson 3rd - Larry Edgar 4th - Corey Walsh 5th - Kevin Peraza 6th - Gary Young (tie) 6th - Ryan Nyquist (tie) 8th - Jason Watts
Vans hosted a regional qualifier for all Australian BMXers to sign up and take part in, with hope to make the cut of 12 riders to get wildcards into the VANS INVITATIONAL BMX PRO CUP on the following weekend. Watch the guys absolutely shred and show the crowd who deserves their spot!
Vans BMX Pro Cup Series World Tour invitees are starting to light up this park in Manly Beach, Australia. Jason Watts, Gary Young, Matt Cordova, Tom Dugan and more are practicing their lines to get ready for the big contest coming up this weekend!
The inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series has touched down in Sydney, Australia to welcome the most talented BMX riders to the shores of Manly Beach for a premier showcase of BMX competition! With the final competitive field secured, the series’ first Global Qualifier event anticipates an explosive exhibition of invited pro riders, wildcards, and regional talent. Kicking off with an open Regional Qualifier (RQ) event earlier this week, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned Australian local Boyd Hilder as the first regional winner, leading an eager group of 12 top riders who advance to the main event beginning March 3. The event will host two Best Trick obstacle challenges, sponsored by LUX BMX, granting the most creative and innovative riders with a special cash prize.