Last weekend was a real banger, as some of the world's most impressive street BMX riders and skateboarders along with up-and-coming local talents gathered in the sunny and burning hot Riga, capital of Latvia, for the Simple Summer Session 18 contest. For the first time ever, the summertime event by the Simple Session series took place in Riga's brand new Barona skatepark, providing the event with the very first full concrete contest course in the history of Simple Session. The all-street event was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Estonia.
A total of 39 BMX riders and 31 skaters from 19 countries competed in the Saturday's qualifications, with 12 top qualifiers from both disciplines following through to the Finals on Sunday.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup took flight in Huntington Beach, CA yesterday as 35 of the world’s best men and women park terrain BMX riders competed for the final rounds of 2018 Pro Tour stop #2. Capping off the week-long celebration of action sports at the Vans US Open, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned winners Dennis Enarson and Nikita Duccaroz in front of massive crowds earlier this afternoon. Annihilating the custom-spec Vans Pro Park, defending Vans Pro Cup Huntington Beach event winner Dennis Enarson triumphed once again, going back-to-back with his signature transfers and a gravity-defying backflip tailwhip to stun the Surf City crowd.
“Winning the Vans BMX Pro Cup here in Huntington Beach so close to home feels amazing,” said first
Simple Summer session 2018 has been successfully completed. Travis Hughes from the USA gets the first place in Simple Summer Session BMX street competition in Riga! On second place we see Mājinieks Kristaps Reimanis followed by third classified Jiri Blabol from the Czech Republic!
On August, 4th Snipes Battle Square Rotterdam 2018 was the “KICK OFF” of a European wide TOUR including SIX STAGES in 2019. Open to public and free of charge, Snipes Battle Square brought 14 of the world's best BMX Flatland riders to Rotterdam. This new Flatland format will lead to an exciting Head to Head final where the riders will be Batteling for the GLORY and 7.500.- EUR in prize money.
Courage Adams ESP leads into the Finals as top qualifier out of 42 riders at the Simple Summer Session in Riga. Latvian riders Marek Kuhalskis and Kristaps Reimanis made the cut and will be competing in Sunday's final.
12 BMX riders will be competing in Sunday's Finals. Here are the Finalists (from top score):
BMX STREET: 1. Courage Adams ESP 2. Travis Hughes USA 3. Reed Stark USA 4. Nathan Williams USA 5. Gaspar Guendulain ARG 6. Max Chuprina RUS 7. Jiri Blabol CZE 8. Marek Kuhalskis LVA
Vans BMX Pro Cup, the world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, turned up the heat today in Huntington Beach, CA for the second Pro Tour stop of the 2018 season at the Vans US Open of Surfing. Despite a minor injury in practice, tour veteran Kevin Peraza surpassed 30 of the world’s leading BMX riders during a heated semi-finals round to qualify in first, merging his expert street skills with his solid park riding style. Local hero Kris Fox’s high-speed riding and lasting ambition for a place on the podium earned him second place, while 2016 Van Doren BMX Invitational event winner Matt Cordova’s enormous airs and unique transfers secured a third place finish. The top ten riders from today’s semi-finals will join the current series point leaders this Sunday, August 5 for the Vans BMX Pro Cup Huntington Beach Pro Tour finals event.
After four days of non-stop action, X Games Minneapolis 2018 came to an end on Sunday evening with finals in Women’s Skateboard Street, Toyota Men’s BMX Park, Harley-Davidson Flat Track and Hooligan Racing as well as one of the biggest events of the weekend, the Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Final. All told, more than 119,000 fans attended this year’s event in the Twin Cities. As the final competition of the weekend the Toyota Men’s BMX Park final went off with a bang. After four silver medals in various BMX events the past two years, Australia’s Logan Martin finally got his gold after unleashing a barrage of tricks on the concrete course. After starting things off with a 720 barspin-to-barspin, he landed a flair whip barspin, a double tail whip and a 540 flair. Awarded a 93.33, it was more than enough to top silver medalist Dennis Enarson’s 91.00 and the charismatic Kyle Baldock’s 88.66.
Monster Energy congratulates Brian Fox for his podium finish in BMX Dirt at X Games Minneapolis 2018. In one of the most progressive competitions in recent history, and up against an elite field of riders, Fox threw down a bronze medal run worthy of serious acclaim. Day three of X Games Minneapolis continued Saturday with thousands of fans coming to the U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the most talented action sports athletes in the world compete in a wide range of events including the BMX Dirt final, a fan favorite, that was off the charts in terms of the level of talent.
For those in attendance it was an event unlike any other, one that saw more progression and higher scores than perhaps any in the history of the sport. When all was said and done five of the ten
X Games Minneapolis continued Saturday as 47,000 fans passed through the gates at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the most talented action sports athletes in the world compete in a wide range of events including The Real Cost Skateboard Big Air, the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Final and the crowd favorite Monster Energy Moto X Best Trick. With five scores in the 90’s, the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Finals was ultimately won by Aussie, and X Games rookie, Brandon Loupos. Lining up a combination of tricks that included a double backflip, a cash roll, a triple tail whip and a flair double tailwhip, the Australian’s third run score of 95.00 beat out Logan Martin’s valiant effort in which he landed an equally impressive run earning a 94.00. Taking bronze was another X Games rookie, 23-year-old Brian Fox.