The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series has made a trip around the globe and the pro riders sit down to tell us all about the wild ride as they prepare for the World Championships on a new BMX Park course in Huntington Beach, CA.
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
Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier, it somehow did. Watch absolute madness on the beach as we officially wrap up the hottest new series of 2017. Larry Edgar, Dennis Enarson, Kevin Peraza, Ryan Nyquist, Chase Hawk, Pat Casey, Gary Young.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships kicked off today in Huntington Beach, CA at the Vans US Open of Surfing, gathering 40 of the world’s top BMX riders for the event’s adrenaline-charged prelim rounds. Series pro, Dennis Enarson’s enormous transfers and powerful riding dominated the custom-spec pro park course to put him in the semi-finals lead. Qualifying in second, crowd favorite Kevin Peraza’s unflinching determination for a place on the podium shook-up the title race, while local hero and speed demon Kris Fox qualified in third. The top 20 riders from today’s semi-finals rounds will advance to the series’ first Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship finals, Sunday, August 6.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, gears up for the ultimate grand finale event in Surf City USA on August 4 & 6. Held in partnership with the largest action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open, the highly anticipated championships showdown will bring the top-ranking contenders to Huntington Beach, CA for one final gauntlet to crown the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion of BMX park terrain. Following an exciting series around the globe in Australia, Spain, Mexico, and now to the U.S., the following tour pros and regional qualifiers will compete in the World Championships.
Comprised of 24 tour pros, 13 advancing regional qualifiers, three wildcards in the Men’s division, and
Van Homan, Brandon Loupos, Trey Jones, Justin Dowell, Ronnie Napolitan, Jamie Cooper-Ellis, Rob Darden, Alex Leibrock, and more get down on Woodward's new concrete monster in search for a spot in the Vans BMX Pro Cup finals!
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