The BMX schedule is busy this summer. Vert rider Simon Tabron flew to the USA a weekend prior to the Worlds and won his first MSS contest. Here's a press release and the results of the vert comp.
British BMX rider Simon Tabron, one of the most accomplished riders in BMX history, showed up for his first MSS competition and promptly proceeded to pull a trick that’s never been landed in MSS history and earn top honors on the day in the process. The veteran rider astonished fans by landing a 900, an accomplishment only a few riders in the entire world can claim. Chicago rider Jimmy Walker earned the silver medal, while Jay Eggleston took the bronze medal, despite a nasty-looking crash left the Denver rider seeing stars for a few minutes.
MSS Pro BMX Competition Cincinnati, OH - Sawyer Point May 29, 2005. Vert Finals - Official Results
XP Innovation, LLC has acquired BMX Cataloger and E-tailer, Dan's Competition, LLC from New York based multi-title merchant Alloy, Inc. XP Innovation, LLC is owned and operated by Dustin Wilson, William Cartwright and Steve Kalsch, current management team members of Dan's Comp.
Steve Kalsch, President of XP Innovation states, "We acquired the business after learning Alloy was interested in selling Dan's Comp to focus on it's other core brands." Kalsch, who has over 18 years experience in the direct marketing industry, notably with outdoor sporting goods supplier Gander Mountain, Norm Thompson and most recently with Dan's Comp, goes on to state, "This is a great opportunity and we plan to continue providing a wide selection of products at competitive prices."
Props Megatour 4
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Loacation: The Sunshine State, all over the place, many places were hit including trails, street and concrete and wooden ramp parks.
Duration: Long enough to be worth your money. Plus loads of bonus footage. Chosen from 56 hours of videotapes.
It's nice to have places to go where it's warm enough to ride in the wintertime. Florida provided what the Megatour was looking for. The trip started off at the UGP/Sparky's headquarters in Orlando with a barbeque and some drunken Gonz antics. Find all this in the bonus section. It's listed as day 0.
Round 5 and 6 of the European BMX Championships took place in VÃ¶sendorf, Austria last weekend. With a full racing day on Saturday and a full racing day on Sunday it was an important weekend in Elite men now that Thomas Allier is sidelined with an injury. Frenchman Florent Boutte did well with a win on Saturday and a 2nd on Sunday.
Elite Men (51 Riders)
1 Florent Boutte/FRA
2 Dale Holmes/ENG
3 Henrik Baltzersen/DNK
We hope you're getting familiar with the FATBMX poll and will participate every time we get a new one on. This time we'd like to know how often you're checking out the site. Scroll down and find the poll on the left hand site and click your favorite box.
With Simon Tabron winning vert, Michael Sommer winning flat, Morgan Wade winning street, Koji Kraft winning Mini and Kye Forte winning Dirt, it turned out to be a nice variety of new champs. Here's how you rated in our last poll that ran in the week before the IBMXFF Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005:
Flatland at the Worlds 2005 in Prague, Czech Republic.
This year the Worlds were being held in the beautifull city of Prague
in the Czech Republic on the 1st-5th of June. Flatlanders around Europe were very enthousiastic about going to this year's Worlds because Prague is a cool city combining many cultural highlights with a solid club scene and a relaxed atmosphere. Plus you get to see the best riders in the world go crazy on their bikes! Perfect!The floor
The flatland area was outside, no cover, so the sun hit the riders (and other people like the public and filmers like me) hard causing serious sunburn, profound sweating and severe thirst. The floor was made of wooden boards, some shifted a bit and it wasn't exactly level everywhere. A lot of riders complained about it, luckily the organisation recognized this problem so they ordered new wooden boards and the floor was to be taken out and a new one was to be put in. But then rain started on Saturday morning, so the whole flatland competition was moved to the street area which was covered and thus stayed dry.
ESPN's X Games announces the first wave of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games 11, to be held in Los Angeles August 4-7, 2005. The event will air live on ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes.
X Games 11 will primarily have a finals-only format consisting of the 10 best action sports athletes per sport discipline.
All athletes receiving invitations to compete at X Games are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by sport and discipline, as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport. The only exception is each gold medalist from X Games 10 (2004) receives an automatic invitation to compete.
The last event that happened at the Worlds was Pro Street. With twelve rockers in the finals and a good street course it turned out to be a good one. Find the results here:
1 Morgan Wade USA
2 Alistair Whitton Chester
3 Sargo Layos Spain
4 Luke Fink AUS
5 Ben Hennon England
6 Hannu Cools Bel
7 Dave Osato CAN
8 Brian Kachinsky USA
9 Tobias Wicke GER
10 John Heaton Canada
11 Ruben Alcantara Spain
12 Kye Forte UK
Not everyone had seen Koji Kraft ride miniramp before but if you know his style, it's trick after trick after trick until he crashes down. Koji stayed up long enough to impress everyone including the judges.
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4 Mark Webb UK
5 Alistair Whitton UK
6 Luke Fink AUS
7 Kenji Tsuruta Japan
8 John Heaton Canada
9 Garcia Hektor Mexico
10 Juan Ruiz ESP
11 Clint Millar Australia
12 Dave Osato CAN
We had the numbers 2, 4 and 10 listed as possible Flatland World Champs in the FATBMX poll last week. If you chose the "Other" box and had Michael Sommer in mind as the winner of the IBMXFF World's, congratulations. Here's the finals results:
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4 Alex Jumelin FRA