It is with great pleasure to announce that SE’s Javier Colombo is the 2007 U.C.I. Elite Men’s Pro BMX World Champion. The race took place this past weekend in Sao Paulo, Brazil on one of the best World Championship tracks to date. Javier rode strong throughout the day and qualified to the 8-man main event, beating out over 90 of the world’s best riders from over 20 different countries.
In the final, Javier had a great start on his PK Ripper Team bike and went into the first turn in 2nd place, just behind former National Champion, Randy Stumpfhauser (GT Bikes). Javier rode a strong lap and stayed within striking distance of Randy throughout the two pro sections and five turns. Coming out of the final turn, Javier charged hard and pulled up along side of Randy. With approximately 25 ft to the finish, Javier rode the final jumps with more aggression and passed Randy by a half of a bike length for the U.C.I. World Championships win!
If you would like to see the 45 second clip of Javier wining the main event, [url=http://www.martijnscherpen.net/2006%20UCI%20worlds/2006%20UCI%20worlds%20elite%20men%20final.wmv]click this link.[/url]
Javier is in 2nd place for the entire race, right up to the finish line where he passes Randy for the win.
Photo by: Barney Brown Movie: Martijn Scherpen.com