Suzuki BMXMasters: Ryan Nyquist takes first place in the Miniramp Pro Contest, while Justin Miller wins the Flatland Pro Competition.
Exciting Contests and a new ranking for the Braun cruZer Tour, which stopped at the Italia Surf Expo and the Suzuki BMXMasters in Cologne.
Cologne, June 29, 2005. Around 300 international top riders from more than 21 nations as well as 12,000 spectators joined a relaxed and all around successful event under blistering heat in the Cologne youthpark from June 23 to 26.
One of the absolute highlights was the final in the category Miniramp Pro, which was held on the Braun Spine. Ryan Nyquist (USA) won in supreme style with huge â€œ360â€? variations over the spine. Mark Webb from England followed with a sensational run full of technical combinations to take second place. Dave Osato from Canada got 3rd with amazing front wheel tricks and a huge double tailwhip to tailtap.
I'm in the Mercure Eiffel Tower hotel writing this story on the LG Paris stop. It's Sunday and it started raining right when the pro/am street contest was about to start this morning at 10am. Hung-over Koji was stoked about that one. The weather forecast doesn't look too good at the moment and the whole day is a possible rain out for Sunday. The vert riders knew this was a possibility and they went all out on Saturday thinking the prelims might be the final with the rain coming in on Sunday.
The Dirt Finals on saturday evening were sensational with a very good mood. On technical challenging and innovative trails the riders showed lots of great runs.
King of Dirt became the actual World Champion Kye Forte from England. Alex Dropsy (France) became 2nd with very clean and hard tricks followed from Bibi Noirot. The until now nonfamous Alejandro Caro from Columbia placed on fourth position because he impressed the spectators and the judges with incredible runs and tricks.
Results BMX Masters Dirt:
1. Kye Forte (UK) Federal, DC, Primo, Redbull
2. Alex Dropsy (F) TWENTYbikes.co, Paradise
3. Romauld Noirot (F) ripcurl, macneil, oakley, eastpak, primo, paradise
4. Alejandro Caro (CO) Redbull,, Standard, bmxarmy.com
In the category Miniramp Pro which was held on the Braun cruZer Spine Ramp, Ryan Nyquist won sovereign with huge â€ž360â€œ variations over the spine. Mark Webb (UK) followed with runs full of big technical tricks and became 2nd. Dave Osato from Canada became 3rd because he impressed with amazing front wheel tricks and an incredible double tailwhip to tailtap.Results BMX Masters Pro Spine:
1. Ryan Nyquist (USA) Haro, adidas, T-mobile, Napster, Bell, Ogio
2. Mark Webb (UK) Coopers, eastpak, Felt
3. Dave Osato (CA) wtp, little devil, demolition, ten pack
4. Juan Ruiz (E)
5. Bruce Crisman (USA) adidas, hoffman, fender
6. Paddy GroÃŸ (D) carhartt, vans, snafu, macneil, RNC, Woozy, janosch
7. Craig stevens (UK) Country Bikes
Here are the results on the BMX Masters Best Trick Contests:Suzuki mini ramp best trick:
Winner â€“ Mark Webb (UK)
Trick- 540 Truck Disaster
Adidas street best trick:
Winner â€“ Clint Millar (AUS)
(wethepeople, colony bmx, orchid)
Trick- downside whip to nosepick
Germanwings High Air Contest:
Winner â€“ Peter Geys (BE)
(Arai, DC, Haro, Split)
Height â€“ 10 Feet (3,3m)
Lake Jump Contest Den Dungen Holland
A week before this event it was freezing so no one thought it would be 30 degrees Celcius this day but it was hot as hell!
Downtown, Storttrail locals and Paul's Boutique were the organisers with Eastpak and Vans as additional sponsors it was a start of an annual event so bring your bike next year to Dungens Gat and have a nice day.
When the ASA/LG decided to go on a World Tour, they forgot to inform the riders and the media. Round 2 took place last weekend in Munich. Round one was held in Moscow. Some of the stops have a vert demo only and no street contest. In Munich both disciplines were on the schedule.
What's that LG circus about anyway? Well, LG is a mobile phone and electronics firm from the East. They're pumping a lot of money in