We have already brought you several updates on the first stop of the 2008 Dew Tour that took place in Baltimore last weekend. Today we can bring you a photo gallery courtesy of Sean Hargraves who sent in park and dirt photos of Seth Klinger, Alistair Whiton, Morgan Wade, Dan Sieg, Allan Cooke, Anthony Napolitan, Gary Young, Alessandro Barbero, and Dennis Enarson. Get a feeling of what the Dew Tour is about. It might be for you, it might not, but the most progressive riders in our sport meet at the Dew Tour each month. Check it out.
Not too many people have heard about the RedBull Bike Night in Italy. It basically is a BMX with MTB combo, the only way RedBull Italy could justify an event of this size in their country. So what do you do? Stay home because it feels weird doing an event with mountain bikers, or go anyway and make the best out of it. Last year's event was not a big success. It just did not work so the format was changed with a BMX only qualifying event and a separate MTB only qualifying round.
The 1st canadian concrete jam of the year was our best and biggest one to date. the largest am class, the largest and heaviest pro class, and the youngest rippers threw down at this north vancouver park on sunday the 22nd. The top 5 for am was probably the hardest to judge due to the sheer amount of entries and talent, but the judges did their jobs well (the judges included pro riders sam lowe and james steele) and narrowed it down to the top 5:
5th Dustin Dobson 4th Kyle Spence 3rd Dillon King 2nd Dave Struthers (ride on!) 1st Carl Arnett
The 13 and under class was amazing with Anthony Messere riding as good as any of the top 5 ams, and at only 12 years old! way to go Anthony!
Too much wind last night so Bike Night turned into Bike Afternoon. At least for qualifying. Finals tonight and here are the results. I believe the top 6 made it in. Spot 7-9 have another chance tonight to make top 8 and the rest is out of the competition. Axel Juergens messed up his wrist last night so he did not ride. Arthur Dietrich rode injured (wrist too) and went for the craziest transfer that did not work out. He's okay though. Enough. Time for pizza and icecream.
Qualifying results Red Bull Bikenight, Trieste, Italy. 1. Daniel Dhers 2. Alessandro Barbero 3. Harry Main 4. Bruno Hoffmann 5. Colin MacKay 6. Kevin Kalkoff 7. Tobias Wicke 8. Ben Hennon