The second annual 040 Invitational BMX Spine Ramp Contest took place in Eindhoven, Netherlands last weekend and here are the results. FINAL Results 040 Invitational Spine Ramp Contest 2017: 1 Kostya Andreev (RUS) 2 James Jones (GBR) 3 Kenneth Tancré (BEL) 4 Tom van den Bogaard (NED) 5 Zdenda Pesek (Cze) 6 Paul Thoelen (GER) 7 Cam Peake (GBR) 8 Daniel Wedemeijer (NED) 9 Sem Kok (NED) 10 Shaun Gornall (GBR) 11 Jari Roggeveen (NED) 12 Niels van Maren (NED)
The Skatepark de la Rotonde in Strasbourg, France was the place to be for the latest edition of the NL Contest. The Festival International des Cultures Urbaines de Strasbourg took place on 19, 20 and 21 May 2017. A total of 450 athletes gave the crowd of 27 000 people a show that they'd come to watch. Cam Peake (GBR) wins Street (!) and Spine while Team France's Istvan Caillet grabs the pro Dirt win.
Nitro World Games qualifying shifted to BMX Best Tricks on Wednesday. Eight slots in the semifinal round were at stake and, potentially, a chance to compete in the finals at Rice-Eccles Stadium – and on NBC in primetime - on Saturday, June 24. James Foster took first place after sending it with a double backflip no-hander on his first run then later stomped a textbook triple backflip for his third. Foster almost nailed an insane backflip triple barspin on his final run, incredibly by over-spinning his handle bars four and a half times (undeterred, he attempted the trick again, and landed it, after the competition) Zack Warden sealed second place with a rarely seen bikeflip backflip to late tailwhip (which he later called, “my unicorn of a trick”). TJ Ellis never dipped below third after
Men: 1 Andre S (FRA) 36.301 V, 2 Van der Burg D (NED) +0.040 3 Van Gendt T (NED) +0.465 4 Turner B (AUS) +0.790 5 Sakakibara K (AUS) +1.078 6 Nyhaug T (CAN) +1.427 7 Fields C (USA) +1.540 8 Daudet J (FRA) +2.460 8,
Women: 1 Smulders L (NED) 38.050 2 Bondarenko Y (RUS) +1.082 3 Baauw J (NED) +1.414 4 Christensen S (DEN) +1.630 5 Huisman R (NED) +1.685 6 Pajon M (COL) +1.713 7 Walker S (NZL) +2.688
1 HUNTER PELHAM, FACTORY RIFT/TANGENT, WILLIS, TX 2 BRANDON ELMORE, PURE/AVIAN FACTORY TEAM USA, ARLINGTON, TX 3 OLIJUWON DAVIS, SPEEDPEDDLERS, ST CHARLES, IL 4 JONATHAN AUSTIN, WEST MONROE, LA 5 WALKER FINCH, FACTORY RIFT/TANGENT, FT COLLINS, CO 6 DAMIEN LACOMBE, ROCKWALL, TX 7 SKYLER PRATHER, SPEEDPEDDLERS, PAWNEE, IL 8 WILLIAM GRANT, J & R BICYCLES, SEMINOLE, FL