Technical equipment does help sportsmen and women a lot nowadays. Visiting with Rob van den Wildenbergand his family did learn me that technical equipment used in bicycle track riding has found its way in BMX. On the pictures you can see a crank set that Rob is using during his training and practise sessions. Sensors and a chip do register the power put on the pedals by he rider. After each training session the information gathered can be shown on the computer and it reads the Watts that a rider has put on the pedals.
January 2007.There are many exciting things happening with BMX now that it has been accepted into the Olympics. Coming soon, information on the $ 100,000 Pro JAG BMX World Championship Final. In an exciting location! Look for the exciting TV Series on Versus TV Network (81 million homes weekly), Internet TV and worldwide TV with more than 300 million homes worldwide.
Cristian Becerine wins 3 out of 4 Elite Pro main events in Paradise! Round 3 of the 2007 NBL Pro series was held this past weekend, January 27-28, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. For the 2nd time, the city of Barceloneta has put on one great NBL full bore national event with a city wide race promotion and organizing a huge event not only for BMX racers, but also for Mountain Biking and road racing. The event stared off as an event that was known as the RM59 tropical challenge. Pro Racer Robbie Miranda, who the event is named after, has helped promote BMX racing in Puerto Rico and this race is
Rider ABA BMX PRO wins this season: -AA PRO Danny Caluag – Intense/Socko - 4 -Woman’s PRO Alise "The Beast" Post – Formula/Action Sports Depot - 4 -PRO CRUISER Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/Socko - 3, Kenth Fallen – Supercross BMX - 1 -VET PRO Todd Parry – Socko Energy drink -2, Jason Carnes – Redline bikes - 2
ABA BMX PRO Standing through Volunteer Nationals:
AA PRO 1 DANNY CALUAG 1020 2 DEREK BETCHER 430 3 KYLE CUSHMAN 420 4 DONNY ROBINSON 408 5 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 268 6 MIKE MOELLER 260
SE's product manager, Todd Lyons, was just over in Taiwan last week. That's where he snapped these photos of the remaining 200 Quadangle Looptail frames. The first 50 have been painted, stickered, and shipped. The remaining 200 are being painted right now. As you can see from the photo on the right, Todd was there right before the frames went to to painter's. Fifty frames should be available in the USA in the next few weeks. The remaining 200 should be available in a little over a month or so.
The new 07 line up Free Agent World Team has had a busy weekend World-wide with some good results to kick off the new season. -New Australian sensation, Caroline Buchanan, just secured the Mountainbike Bike 4x Australian National Championships last week, only then to hop back on her BMX and take another win at the UCI event in Melbourne this past weekend. Caroline is not only racing BMX for Free Agent, but also competing for KHS in 4x and Downhill and aims to race at both the BMX and Mountainbike Worlds later this summer. Can she medal in all three disciplines, something no one has ever done in the same year? Stay tuned. Our other Free Agent World Team rider from Australia, Nicole Callisto the 05 Junior World Champion, suffered a bad crash at the same event and was unable to carry on racing the rest of the weekend. We hope she makes a speedy recovery.
-Free Agent World Team rider, Kelvin Batey from England, starts off
When winter arrives you gotta find a way to continue what you do. BMX racing has found itself with a three race Euro series of which the first round took place in Zwolle, Holland over the weekend. Find the Elite Men results right here.
Elite Men results Saturday:
1. Manuel De Vecchi 2. Martijn Scherpen 3. Rob van den Wildenberg 4. Sander Bisseling 5. Marten Therkildsen 6. Raymond van der Biezen 7. Thomas Slavik 8. Thomas Fauquet
What do you need to achieve to be crowned a King of the Czech cycling of a year? Not that much... Two World Champion titles, two World Cup titles, ten World Cup wins, two European Champion titles, two Jeep King of the Mountain titles, gold from SEAT 4X Masters, silver from UCI BMX Supercross, final at BMX Worlds and 90% of Olympic qualification ranking points for your country seem to be enough. Michal Prokop is the King of the Czech cycling 2006! Since 1966 Czech Cycling Union officials and selected sports journalists did vote 27 athletes including one queen all presenting traditional disciplines of road or track cycling. Also the cycle cross and cycle-ball already had their multiple kings. Luckily not only for the Czech BMX and fourcross community, we have Michal Prokop, the unique guy breaking through all the limits. And thanks to Michal, after long 41 years of the oldest sports award here in the Czech Republic, first ever fat tire King was finally crowned.
Intense BMX / Socko Energy Factory Team Pro Danny Caluag once again has won the toughest class in BMX racing, AA Pro. For the last 3 races in a row, and the 2nd ABA National event of the 2007 season, Danny has posted up huge wins at the BMX Nationals.
This time it was 4 huge victories, winning AA Pro and Pro Cruiser both days at the ABA Volunteer Nationals in Tennessee. Since joining the team, Danny has posted more wins in the AA pro class in just 3 events than the rest of his entire Pro Career. Look for Danny at this weekend’s NBL National Event in Portro Rico, for the 3rd round of the NBL 2007 Pro Series.
Gilbert, Arizona—January 22, 2007— The American Bicycle Association (ABA) has named American Suzuki Motor Corporation the official Motorcycle and ATV of the 2007 ABA BMX (Bicycle Motocross) racing series. The 2007 ABA BMX Race Series consists of 27 National events and 15 Pro Series events throughout North America. Suzuki Motorcycles and ATVs are a major sponsor of the