With Men’s and Women’s Freestyle BMX heading to the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, Daytwo at our second global tour stop in Budapest, Hungary set the stage to showcase some potential Olympians. During the Women’s Final, livecast host Darryl Nau exclaimed, “Right now it’s so exciting - BMX is not just a male dominant sport, Freestyle BMX is a platform for women to get involved". With eight riders qualified for the final, a calculated and technical performance from 17-year old Lara Lessman cemented her with the gold in Budapest. Two different technical and consistent runs with smooth no foot can-cans, one-footed wall plants and a crankflip/barspin scored the German 84, placing her in 1st position.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup 2 Qualification results, BUDAPEST, Hungary. 1 Irek RIZAEV 2 Michael BERAN 3 Mike VARGA 4 Colton WALKER 5 Brandon LOUPOS 6 Justin DOWELL 7 Alex NIKULIN 8 Daniel SANDOVAL 9 Jack CLARK 10 Jake LEIVA 11 Marin RANTE 12 Pat CASEY 13 Jeremy MALOTT 14 Cam PEAKE 15 Istvan CAILLET 16 Manuel GATICA 17 Kenneth TENCIO
Professional extreme sports riders on bikes, blades and boards from all corners of the globe have joined together at the BudaPart - Kopaszi Gát park to showcase their skills and mix with local and regional riders at the inaugural FISE Budapest World Action Sports Festival. Qualifications began for amateur and pro competitors this morning on three different stages: Wakesurf and Wakeboarders cruising on the Danube River, BMX Flat riders and Skateboarders finessing tricks on the flatland platform, and the Roller and BMX Freestylers boosting on the gigantic ramp course. Budapest spectators both young and old who flocked to the park throughout the day were able to see some world-class athletes perform technical tricks, with even bigger runs to come.
Traveling is a part of BMX. A big part. Meeting riders at their home turf is always interesting. Where do they ride? What do they eat? How do they get around? How many riders are there? Iceland was a new terrain for me. Expectations weren't high simply because I didn't know what to expect. Anton Arnarson has always been the contact for foreign riders who wanted to explore the island. On this trip the request came in through the UCI. The first Icelandic BMX Freestyle Championships were on the program and a request came in for some help in setting up the contest, judging and in general be introduced to BMX Freestyle in Iceland. As explained, new countries to visit is always interesting and Iceland had not been ticked off so off we went.
On arrival Erla picked me up and we went to Mountain Dew to pick up some drinks for the contest. After checking in and a little tour we went straight to the park where we met up with Johann Borgthorsson, the sports director of the BFH club. The first impression was good. The park was indoors, had some fun obstacles and I could picture a good comp taking place here the next day. The BFH club is the only indoor ramp park in Iceland and set up to get the kids into skateboarding and BMX. Anton Arnarson, Ari Ranveigarson and Sindri Hauksson were instrumental in building the park which is a mix of flatbanks and transition ramps with a small mini, rainbow wallride, rail, hips, box, ledge and everything else they could fit in the former fire patrol station. It's not the biggest indoor place on earth, but if you only have 4 months with decent daylight, you will be happy to be able to turn on the
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
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.
Monster Energy congratulates BMX athletes Colton Walker and Kyle Baldock on their respective gold-medal victories in BMX Dirt and BMX Best Trick on the final day of X Games Minneapolis 2017. Walker took gold in the BMX Dirt competition, and Baldock won bronze. Just an hour later Baldock also won gold in the Dave Mirra’s BMX Best Trick final — his second. Wrapping up competitions at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis fans were treated to a spectacle as Monster Energy athletes dominated the day on their bikes. First up was the BMX Dirt Finals in which riders link up three consecutive jumps ranging in size from 17 to 25 feet before hitting a new addition to this year’s contest, a 10-foot quarterpipe at the end of the course.