"Let's get a frickin' bus. We'll pull in to the city, load it up with kids and head out to the BMX tracks. Let's introduce this #BIKELIFE culture to BMX racing."
And that's exactly what we did! We handpicked over 40 #SEBIKELIFE riders via their Instagram profiles with instructions to meet up with us at Rucker Park in Harlem, NY. Both Larry's Freewheeling and Jake's bike shop were on hand at the park for last minute tune-ups. Once we were all loaded up on the bus, we drove the riders and their bikes 2hrs out of the city to the New Paltz BMX track for a private practice session. From there we were off to the Kingston Point BMX track for a local night race where everyone raced their first ever BMX race.
Elite Results Derby City Nationals - Day 2 - Louisville, KY - 02 September 2018
Elite Men: 1 33 DAUDET Joris FRA 27 1 60 2 3 DE SOUZA FILHO Anderson Ezequiel BRA 22 2 45 3 259 SMITH Jeremy USA 24 3 40 4 77 SAKAKIBARA Kai AUS 22 4 35 5 274 BOB Alec USA 22 5 30 6 338 LARSEN Kamren USA 19 6 25 7 122 TOUGAS Alex CAN 20 7 20 8 24 SHARRAH Corben USA 26 8 15
Stop #9 of the 2018 USA BMX Pro Series tour took the Elite racers to one of the most loved and historical tracks in BMX, the EP Tom Sawyer Derby City BMX track in Louisville, KY. The home of the NBL Grand Nationals and some of the best titles races in the past has now been transformed into one of the USA BMX SX race locations and still produces some incredible racing. With the 2018 season on the wind down and just a few stops left for the Pros, each race is important for anyone looking to take the #1 Pro title from last years Champ, Connor Fields. Joris Daudet is having an incredible season and leads the chase for the title, so Louisville would be a key race for both Chase BMX pros.
Joris Daudet has been collecting wins on the 2018 tour with 8, heading into the Derby City Nationals, as he currently leads the #1 Pro title Chase. Joris would love to add a 3rd USA BMX #1 Pro title to his list of accomplishments and by the way he raced on Day 1 for the Elites in Louisville, he looks to be on his way. Joris would win the main event by taking the lead from the drop of the gate and never looked back.
King of Prague UCI C1 BMX race. Graf and Vanhoof win on Saturday. Elite Men: 1 7 GRAF David SUI 60 2 179 MARQUART Simon M. SUI 45 3 76 BABRIS Helvijs LAT 40 4 227 WEBSTER Liam GER 35 5 317 TOPINKA Dominik CZE 30 6 138 STRAZDINS Mikus LAT 25 7 813 HEIL Stefan GER 20 8 996 KRIGERS Kristens LAT 15
Elite Women: 1 91 VANHOOF Elke BEL 60 2 212 PETERSONE Vineta LAT 45 3 36 BULDINSKA Vanesa LAT 40 4 103 GARCIA RECUERO Veronica ESP 35 5 98 VERTESSEN Karo BEL 30