It has been an amazing 2006 season for Michal Prokop. Racing every weekend resulted in virtually living on the podium continually from May till October all around the Globe! One day he earned points for the BMX Olympics, few days later he was mastering the World of mountain bikers in Fourcross competition.
A second rainbow jersey in his wardrobe and a second World Cup trophy too, even while being ten years younger than his greatest rivals. Beating the big names globally and giving pride to thousands fans home in the small country of the Czech Republic is all in a day’s work for Michal. And at the end of such a great year of 2006, Michal Prokop meets UFO! Michal Prokop joins UFO Plast for next two years.
Arnaud Dubois just signed for 2 year with MBK! Arnaud who is one of the best riders of the world completes the 2007 MBK team with the main goal to be selected to the Olympics games of 2008 in China! The Belgian is only 20 years old and has already many titles and victories and is ready to add some more with MBK! Arnaud Dubois (Belgium): Elite men 13 times Belgium champion. 3 times Holland Champion. 3 times European Champion. 10 times European finalist. 8 times World finalist. 46 international victories.
The ABA kicked things off huge this past weekend, as the ABA crew outdid themselves with one of the best race tracks ever built at the Reno Livestock arena for the 2007 Pro Series opener. With 25 of the worlds top AA Pros in attendance, the Silver Dollar Nationals was a great weekend of exciting Pro racing and has set the stage for what should be the best year of AA Pro racing in the ABA's history. Randy Stumpfhauser, Brandon Meadows, and Cristian Becerine were all in attendance for the event and here is how they finished up:
January 2007 SANTA CLARITA, California – What do you get when you combine one of most respected and established bike companies in the industry with one of the most revered, skilled and personable BMX pros in the sport… a foundation to success. That is what the future holds for Mike Day teaming up with the “firm”, GT Bicycles. The internet rumor mill has been buzzing with the possible acquisition and now it is official. Mike is excited to be affiliated with GT in his run for the 2008 Olympics. “What kid growing up racing BMX hasn’t wanted to ride for GT?” says Mike.
The fastest BMX Pro to come out of the UK since Dale Holmes and Jamie Staff, has just signed the dotted line for a two year sponsorship agreement with REDLINE BICYCLES. She is SHANAZE READE, and without a doubt, she will be one of the medal favorites for Olympic gold when 2008 rolls around. Like many Redline Pros past and present, SHANAZE has quite a collection of No.1 plates and titles. She is currently No.1 in her Nation (a 4-time British Champ), No.1 in Europe (overall winner of the Euro Champ Series for the past 4 years) and No.1 in the World (reigning Jr. Elite UCi World Champ).
Gilbert, Arizona—January 3, 2007—The ABA (American Bicycle Association) will provide live-streaming coverage of the first opening national event on the 2007 BMX (Bicycle Motocross ) racing series. The ABA has previously provided a "live" steaming feed of its national events for fans and racers to get real-time coverage of its national BMX races. Adding this streaming-video coverage is a first and unprecedented for the sport! The ABA "Silver Dollar Nationals" is one of the premier events on the national-race schedule and it is one of the PRO Series events in 2007.
January, 2007 (Rancho Dominguez, CA) – Free Agent has announced the line up for their new 2007 World Team. The team is made up of 11 national and world champions from around the globe. Former World Champion and Free Agent Team Manager Dale Holmes has assembled this elite group and will supervise team activities through out the season and up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Members of the 2007 Team include: * Kyle Bennett (United States) USA 2x UCI World Champion, 2x NBL National Champion * Cristian Becerine (Argentina) Argentina 9 x Argentina National Champion, South American Champion * Thomas Allier (France) France 2 x UCI World Champion, 3 x European Champion, 1x NBL National Champion, 1 x ABA World Champion, 5 x French Champion * Kelvin Batey (England) England 19 x British Champion 3x World medalist.
The NBL's President's Cup kicked off three days of race action at the Columbus Convention Center with bang and Ohio was finally able to take away the title from Florida in dramatic style. Both states earned the required 10 wins so the tie breaker went to total wins and Ohio came out on top. Top 3: - Ohio, Florida, Indiana Elite Series / UCI recap: Intense's Danny Caluag proved his staying power by earning his first double winning the UCI and Elite Open
Round 2 of the NBL 2007 Points season kicked off at one of the best NBL national events of each and every year, the X-Mas Classic. With one of the best venues for a BMX National event, the X-Mas Classic always has a tough and technical track built for the Pro riders with 2 Pro Strait aways and is always packed full of an international who's who of the Pro Class. Both Randy Stumpfhauser and Cristian Becerine made the trip out to Ohio, looking to add some more impressive results carrying over from the last few events each has attended. Here is how they finished up at the event:
Tom Lynch, a former UK and Euro BMX racing champion, has been awarded the MBE for services to BMXing and 'ambulance cycling'. Tom Lynch founded the Cycle Response Unit (CRU) of the London Ambulance Service in 2000, the first such unit in the UK. A trial had found that medics on bikes almost always got to urban emergency scenes before normal ambulances. In a third of calls, the bicycle ambulance technician was able to cancel a full ambulance response, freeing up precious resources.