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
Double A Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Joey Bradford to the group of the Pro riders we represent. Joey is one of the sports most accomplished and talented amateur riders. For the 2007 season Joey has made the transition to the Pro Class and is positioned to continue his success in BMX. Being on one of the strongest teams in BMX, with 3 of the top Pro riders to help groom him, Joey looks to be well on his way to becoming one of the best Pro riders the sport of BMX has ever had.
Joey is the youngest Pro rider to ever come on board with Double A Marketing, but his extensive knowledge of promotion, professionalism, and outgoing personality make him a perfect fit for us. Joey not only focuses his time on becoming the best BMX Pro Racer that he can be, but is also a mentor for a group of younger racers and the manager of the Joeybradford.com racing team.
– Reno, Nevada – Formula Bicycles made its 2007 debut last weekend at the ABA Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno with its brand new title partners, Monster Energy Drink and Fly Racing. National #1 Pros dR Donny Robinson and Alise Post joined newly turned A Pro Warren McDow, 17 Expert Lee “The Flea” Lewis, and 12 Expert Chad Kerley at the ABA’s season opener and the new team did not disappoint.
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).