Monster Energy congratulates its newest athlete, Larry Edgar, on doing the unthinkable: repeating as the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series overall champion. Bursting onto the contest scene in 2015, Edgar has refined his unreal ability to blast transition to become one of the most revered riders on the deck. Edgar’s amazing talent on a bike, passion for competition, and all around winning attitude makes him a great addition to the Monster Energy family.
“To be a part of Monster Energy is surreal; I’ve wanted it for so long. Picking up that helmet and putting it on felt like Christmas morning,” said Edgar.
A true world series event, the Vans BMX Pro Cup has eight stops—four regional qualifiers and four
The Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships descended upon Málaga, Spain earlier today, bringing together 45 of the globe’s best men’s and women’s BMX riders for the series’ grand-finale prelim rounds. 2017 Málaga event winner and Texan native Chase Hawk surpassed five adrenaline-filled heats with high speed tricks and unwavering style to take the semi-finals lead, while yesterday’s regional qualifying winner Alejandro “Pitu” Ibarra followed close behind, conquering his local park once again with strong, consistent riding to grant him a top semi-finals finish. In the women’s division,German rider Lara Lessman impressed the judges with her debut Pro Cup performance, executing massive airs and unique lines across Rubén Alcántara’s beloved course to lead the women’s semi-finals.
In just under two weeks, the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Tour will culminate in Málaga, Spain for the series’ grand finale on September 21 - 23 to crown the official 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup men’s and women’s Champion. Series regional advancers prepare to battle for the coveted world title against the current top-ranked Vans BMX Pro Cup Tour Pros at the legendary El Málaga Skatepark. Following an exciting world tour through Chile, Australia, U.S., Mexico and now Spain, the industry’s leading BMX riders will meet for one final decisive battle to determine the 2018 Vans Pro Cup World Champions and establish next year’s elite Tour Pros roster.
Dominating the men’s field, defending 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion and first-ranked Tour