When current UCI Pro World BMX Champion Warwick Stevenson tore his ACL a few weeks ago it was expected that he would be out for a few months. This would mean a disastrous season missing out on the NBL and ABA season but also not being able to defend his UCI World Title in Bercy, France at the last weekend of July this year.
Turns out that to ride a bicycle, you don't really need an ACL if you wear a brace. Here's the latest from HARO's marketing coordinator Jill Hamilton:
The psykopath pro race team has been on the road. Spring break in Florida was a big success for the pro race team.Augusto Castro was seen making the mains both in the elite class and open pro, Damien Lopez was also hard at work representing psykopath with main event finishes both weekends, our newest rookie pro Sergio Salazar was also making mains both in class and pro cruiser, also the legendary Terry Tenette was seen at Tampa in the elite masters class and almost had the first place win on Sunday but had to settle for second at the line.
People were wondering if it would happen, live audio broadcast of both an ABA race and an NBL race on the same weekend.
This weekend ISTV.com will be broadcasting live from both the ABA Lonestar national as well as the NBL East Coast National.
Go to www.istv.com log in and click on the LIVE RADIO link in the center of the page.
A few weeks ago we interviewed [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=292]Greg Romero[/url] here on FATBMX. Greg is one of the main men behind Revtec and they're taking things rather serious over there (not). This is funny shit:
The Revtec Pros went to Florida to race the Best In BMX NBL Spring Break Tournaments aboard the new 2005 Elite frames and let their presence be known. Being that these two races counted for the valuable UCI World Rankings, throw in that the â€œAll Bub Associationâ€? couldn’t get the Horseheads, NY track to commit for the conflict so the Elite qualifying motos were full, Bub saw semis at a race for once, and the world got a sneak preview of what to expect for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Greg Romero-Elite Pro
The first weekend in Orlando was Greg’s first race back feeling 100% healed up from a car accident that has plagued him from training since
Why did we develop a â€œgender-specificâ€? frame you ask? With the advances in skill level, training, equipment and technology taking place in the sporting world, athletes are creating a demand for the tools that will enhance their performance and take them to the â€œnext-levelâ€?. It is no secret that women are built differently than men. Body mechanics, strength-to-weight ratio and center of gravity are the primary factors that separate the sexes. Data compiled from the research has been examined, tested and applied to equipment creating a whole separate market for the female athlete aiding them to perform at their highest level.
Bubba Harris is the BMX Bubba who has been kicking ass. The Redline rider won both days at the Tampa national in Florida. Here are the full Double A and Single A results of last weekend's race:Saturday 2 April, 2005
1. Bubba Harris
2. Mike Day
3. Kyle Bennett
4. Robert de Wilde
5. Agusto Castro
6. Christian Becerine
7. Donny Robinson
8. Matt Pohlkamp
AUSTRALIA CREATES HISTORY â€œStevenson and Fenwick dominateâ€?
Who can forget the headlines after last years World Championships in Holland?
Australia is preparing for another assault on the world stage this year and is looking forward to another successful UCI World Championship in Paris.
With BMX racing becoming an Olympic sport several countries are already preparing for the big day in 2008. Argentina has formed a team of talented riders in hopes of winning some gold, silver or bronze.
The Argentine nationals team are supported by the Argentine National Sport Secretary, that will be supporting the BMX ARGENTINE TEAM for the China Olympic Games.
ARGENTINE NATIONAL TEAM:
The NBL Easter Classic took place in Florida last weekend. Author's Mikael Prokop had a good weekend with 3 wins (out of 4). Dutchman Robert de Wilde got a third on Saturday but didn't make it out of his motos on Sunday. He got stuck in some soft dirt and crashed once. Cristian Becerine didn't make the mains this weekend but there was more bad news. Warwick Stevenson is out with a torn ACL. He had to get off the bike while riding his backyard trails and made a wrong step. Get well soon Warlock!
Anyway, here are the PRO weekend results:
ISportsTV announces plans for live Audio Webcast of the NBL Spring Break NationalsMarch 22, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona - IsportsTV (ISTV.com)
announced today it will deliver a worldwide, real-time AUDIO broadcast over the Internet for the NBL’s upcoming Easter Classic Event, held in Orlando, FL on March 26th-27th. This is the first-ever live audio broadcast for an NBL event, and isportstv expects thousands of participants from all over the world to log on to the audiocast via their own computers. In addition, isportstv will also provide a similar webcast for the Gator National in Tampa, FL on April 1st-2nd. Racers, families and fans can simply go to the home page of the NBL site and click on the ISTV.com banner during the event to hear all the exciting action LIVE and in real-time. With ISTV’s broadcast there are no delays, no waiting for race results, AND participants get to hear the play by play race action from the beginning of the first moto to the end of the very last main event.