Vans BMX Pro Cup, the world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition landed in Stuttgart, Germany on June 14 for the first time ever in the series’ history, hosted at the brand new Waiblingen BMX Park. The competition kicked off with the Regional Qualifiers on June 14, followed by the Women’s Pro Cup Finals and Men’s Pro Cup Semi-Finals on June 15.
A packed Regional Qualifiers produced an awe-inspiring spectacle of riding as 72 competitors from 17 different countries battled it out for a place in the Vans BMX Pro Cup Finals. It was Brazil’s Cauan Madaona who took the first place, a real pleasure to watch, he impressed the judges with his effortless style and flow, landing his tricks to perfection. Madaona was joined by Czech Republic’s Zdenda
Name: Paul Thölen Age: 20 Hometown: Viersen, Germany Hook-ups/Sponsors: Redbull, Vans, Tall Order, Sport Import Distro, Reell Jeans
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Ruben Bowl Malaga -BMX video: I rewatched Ruben Alcantara’s grounded part a few weeks ago, and it still blew my mind. -Website: FATBMX, Freedombmx, Vitalbmx -Food: I Love Kebab, but mom's food is pretty good too. -Twitter to follow: I don’t have twitter -Travel destination: New Zealand for sure. -Riders to ride with: All the Viersen Locals. And basically everyone else. -Car: I love old VW buses. If anyone reads this, please give me one. -Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Nach fast vierjähriger Schaffenspause ist Christopher Bauer wieder am Start und fährt, als wäre er nie weg gewesen. Für dieses Video hat er sich einen Tag lang Deutschlands größten Betonpark vorgeknöpft, den Skatepark Eller in Düsseldorf. Willkommen zurück, Christopher!
Don’t let the title fool you – Sunday loves Germany. We met the raddest people, rode the sickest spots, and went 250 KPH on the Autobahn…. Really I don’t think we could have picked a better destination for our ODYSSEY vs SUNDAY victory trip and DIG BMX TERRITORIES #3.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Rebecca Berg: My first event this year was the Vans Pro Cup in Malaga. It seemed like the whole Bmx scene went there and it was a blast. We did a girls jam and everybody killed it.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Rebecca Berg: I was on the road for about 4 weeks in total.
My 2017: Lara Lessmann Hometown: Flensburg, Germany Sponsors: Iriedaily, ridetsg
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Lara Lessmann: My first event this year might be Butcherjam which takes place in my hometown Flensburg. It's one of the biggest contests in Germany and the only one with a girls class. I've made 2nd place this year and had a super fun weekend together with all the ladies and my homies.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Lara Lessmann: Well, I've graduated from secondary school at a Danish school and used my 6 weeks holiday to go to Berlin and ride a lot of BMX together with amazing people. We drove from Berlin to the Fise stop in Budapest, after Budapest I stayed one week longer in Berlin. I realized that I enjoy Berlin a lot and decided spontaneously to move to Berlin. I live in Berlin for 4 month now, I do my highschool and have a lot of time to ride BMX.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Lara Lessmann: There were many good events I visited this year. I love all German contests but I think Fise in Budapest was the best event cause of the good atmosphere and awesome people. It's always