Joetsu, Japan: TEAM REDLINE is proud to announce the addition of the REDLINE~JAPAN chapter; which is made up of some of the fastest Japanese racers and stars future 2012 Olympic hopeful MASA SAMPEI. The entire REDLINE~JAPAN roster reads like this: -Masahiro Sampei 17, 2-time UCi World Champ, 9-time All Japan Champ, 3-time PanPacific Champ, 1-time 4-cross Champ -Ryota Nobukiyo 18, 1-time All Japan Champ -Ryosuke Kusama 15, 1-time All Japan Champ -Daiki Ikeda 14, 1-time All Japan Champ
The European UCI BMX championships started off with the first two rounds being held at Habay-la-Neuve in Belgium. With only two riders making both mains in the Elite men class it shows that this class is wide open. Henrik Baltersen (Denmark) won on the first day while Free Agent's Thomas Allier (France) crossed the finish line in first on Sunday. In the Elite women class Shanaze Read and Laëtitia Le Corguille took a win each. It was hard to stay upright on the hard packed track with a layer of dust over it. Watch the Kemo movies to get a better impression on the first European (outdoor) championship race of the 2007 season. ELITE MEN: Saturday- Round 1: (This race counts toward UCI points) 1. Henrik BALTERSEN (DAN), 2. Michal PROKOP (CZE),
In a prelude to the Olympic debut for BMX, racers from all over the Globe converged on Spain for the first UCi Supercross event of 2007. With a wild ‘n crazy track, similar in many ways to what you’ll see in Beijing, China next year, the BMX world came out in big numbers. Amongst those were the Dutch Redline team; led by the guy who is no stranger to UCi points–ROBERT De WILDE. Aboard their custom Orange REDLINE FLIGHT bikes, the Dutch riders made their presence known; with DeWilde going all the way to the big show. Also in the main event was REDLINE~FRANCE racer and National team member DAMIEN GODET. With two out of eight bikes in the gate being Redlines, the odds were in RL’s favor.
Miami, FL – April, 2007 – BAWLS Guarana, the refreshing, high-caffeine soda that keeps you bouncing, is proud to announce the launch of BAWLStyle.com - an online community dedicated to BMX. BAWLStyle will invite BAWLS fans everywhere to check out the latest BAWLS Guarana news, event listings, fan photos, info on sponsorship and more! BAWLStyle.com brings all BAWLS fans under one roof. -Riders ready! BAWLS BMX racing is taking off, and BAWLStyle is here for you! Check out the BMX hub and meet our sponsored pros, view our ABA and NBL race photos, and find out if your local track is a BAWLS BMX partner!
After re-signing with REDLINE for the next 2-years, KIM HAYASHI is hot after her record-making 5th NBL No.1 title. With her focus on that accomplishment, as well as training hard to qualify for one of the 2 spots on the USA’s Olympic BMX Team, with ASU college classes and graduation thrown in between it all, Kim is definitely one busy girl. With the latest NBL point standings showing her with a 12 point lead over Canada’s Sammy Cools, we had a chance to speak with Lil’ Kim and get her take on the first quarter of her ‘07 BMX season.
ARIZONA [PHOENIX]: The ABA Winternationals was your first ABA race of the year. How’d it go for you?
The 2007 NBL Elite Series is heading towards an exciting finish and you just might see a few new names on the podium this year. Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine leads the Elite Men’s chase but 2006 Champion, Donny Robinson (Formula), has been quietly working his back to the top. Redline’s Kim Hayashi is holding on to the lead in Elite Women but Supercross’s Samantha Cools and Krystal Hime are closing in fast. Here’s a snapshot of the current standings:
More than 5.000 people enjoy Spain’s first World Cup in this discipline. Australian Khalen Young claims victory against the world’s best riders in a very tough final. Extreme sport is getting more and more important in Spain, and a big example is that 5.000 people have enjoyed the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Madrid. Although BMX is not a very known sport (yet), the Juan Carlos I Auditorium was crowded with fans cheering every jump.
Along with sponsoring the entire Dutch National Team and putting on the Redline Cup Series in the Benelux countries, REDLINE, along with Batavus [Redline’s distributor in the Benelux countries] has also just signed on as an official sponsor of the Dutch site BMX-videos.com. Founded in 2003 as the official website for Dutch factory team schijfbmx.nl, BMXvideos.com has grown in to the first choice for International BMX race coverage. In 2007, they will cover every round of the European Championship series, the UCi World Champs in Victoria, BC, as well as every national race in the Netherlands.
The first day of BMX racing at the Sea Otter classic was washed out. A few drops started to come down as I headed towards the track and by the time I got there it was a steady downpour. My friends over in the Fringe Gear tent were kind enough to give myself and my camera shelter. Then it really started coming down with the help of the wind and flooded half the tent. Before it turned into Waterworld 2, I spoke to a few of the racers and had a look at the track. The layout was very simple with no large jumps and slick soil. Basically some built up berms and a few rollers.
Where we faced super good weather conditions in Holland, the UCI BMX SX race in Madrid, Spain was almost cancelled because of the rain. In the end it did happen and here is how the Saturday Elite Men results look: 1 Khalen Young 2 Robert de Wilde 3 Cristian Becerine 4 Donny Robinson 5 Damien Godet 6 Mike Day 7 Derek Betcher 8 Roger Rinderknecht