The countdown runs: Only 4 days until the Suzuki BMXMasters 2006 starts. Here are the latest news.
-Great prices for the winner of the Suzuki BMXMasters Besides the cups and the 30,000 Euro prize money which will divided under the pro-winner, we will continue our ‚ring tradition’. Each winner of the pro disciplines dirt, street, miniramp, vert and flatland will receive a handmade Suzuki BMXMasters ring. The winners of the expert and master class will gain phat prices: Each first ranked rider of the master class will receive the Walkman® mobile phone W810i from Sony Ericsson. With the W810i you can listen to your favourite tunes up to 30 hours!! On top, felt bmx provides for the expert and master winners, places 1 to 3, T-Shirts, Caps and supplies as frames, handlebars and forks. Good luck to everybody!
Tabron Takes His Third Gold of the Season Complete contest report by Mike Vincent as provided by www.LGactionsports.com:
Today at the LG Action Sports World Tour, we wrapped up the bike events with BMX Vert Finals. It was a windy day at Dance Valley. Maybe it was due to the loud techno-dance beats and the thousands of dancers in attendance. BMX Vert is a very dangerous sport, and these athletes put it all on the line today.
Since this LG stop was in Amsterdam, I expected most of these guys to be out late last night, but I’m happy to say these professional riders stayed in. These guys had to fight the wind, deal with the headaches from the loud music, and put together at least one good run to place well. Here’s what happened…
Imagine this: Dance Valley - an open air dance festival featuring 120 DJs and a live performance by the Prodigy. In the middle of the festival area a huge set-up with a half-pipe and a very good park set-up.
Behind the half-pipe and park a relative small part was reserved for the FMX demo. The FMX guys did not have any space left to make an error.
Last weekend the LG Action Sports World Tour landed in Amsterdam, at one of the largest open air dance festivals in the world: Dance Valley. With BMX street on Friday and BMX vert on Saturday together with some freestyle motocross demos, the weekend was a blast. Tobias Wicke sure seems to like Amsterdam. After his win at the Redbull Bridge Master in April this year, he returned to Amsterdam for his second Amsterdam victory.
I wanted to go to Roskilde for years but never made it due to whatever reasons, this year I made it to one of the biggest Music festivals in Europe with 90.000 crazy Skandinavians.Pim van den Bos is sponsored by Simple Bikes and Eastpak and Niels Thanlid invited Pim to enter the show on Tuesday and Wednesday and made me the announcer, not knowing this the week before it was hard to book flights but Pim’s father joined in and brought us to Denmark by car! 1000 Kilometres and 13 hours later we arrived on time for the show on Tuesday.
Eighteen riders from all over Europe and even Argentina and Australia were found to entertain the huge crowd that arrives at Monday/Tuesday several days before the concerts starts.
On the initiative of "local" BMXer Jonathan Jansen and sport and recreation Rotterdam, Yi Control organizes a Freestyle BMX contest on Westblaak. “Best of Blaak” takes place on Sunday July 16 and starts at 13.00 hour on the skate course Westblaak in Rottterdam. The event has competitions in the categories: street, mini and highest air (expert and pro). Entry for both the participants and public is free.
Madison, Wis. July 12, 2006 -Mongoose vert rider Simon Tabron and Mongoose dirt and street rider Cam White are both invited to compete in the 2006 X Games. The invitation-only contest will take place in Los Angeles at the Staple Center August 3-6.
Cam White is excited about the X Games invitation and looks forward to the competition. "I'm pretty stoked to be invited," said Cam. "I was invited last year but a crash in practice put me out, so I'm pretty happy I get another chance and I'm not going to miss this opportunity again if I can help it." "I've had a broken rib for the past few weeks, so my riding hasn't had much attention which sucks, but I had the first good ride since I broke it before the (recent) CFB contest and it was great to be back and feeling good. My goal for this year was to win a contest. I won the CFB so I'm stoked I achieved my goal and now I'm just having fun and sending myself everyday."
After much deliberation and many excellent entries that made the decision process extremely difficult, Nike 6.0 has chosen their Media Apprentice. Ben Green, 19, from Surrey deservedly won the comp after entering with two amazing examples of his work. The first showed his skills as a BMX videographer with well thought out cinematography and interesting choices of locations. His second is a hilarious, brilliantly edited, story of a BMX business man’s journey to work!
In BMX Dirt, Nyquist, 27, secured his first Tour win this season with his first 720 barspin in competition. He scored a 96.25 on his second run to beat the Panasonic Open winner, Anthony Napoliton, 20, of Youngstown, OH. Napoliton scored a 94.00 and in third 21-year-old Luke Parslow scored 93.25. "It's crazy, I feel like I won my first contest. I'm so happy," said Nyquist. "I just found out that I'm the oldest guy on the course. The young guys are pulling the hardest tricks and it seems like war out there."
Dew Tour Denver Dirt results:
1st Nyquist, Ryan 96.25 pts. 2nd Napolitan, Anthony 94 pts. 3rd Parslow, Luke 93.25 pts.
BMX Street Finals Amsterdam, Netherlands - July 14, 2006 1 Tobias Wicke Falkensee, Germany 24 2 Ben Hennon England 3 Mark Koenig Dietzenbach 4 Senad Grosic Untertullnerbach, AUT 5 Koji Kraft Addison, IL 6 Daniel Wedemeijer, Holland 7 Pim van den Bos, Holland 8 Leroy Widmann, Holland 9 Markus Wilke Hamburg, Germany 10 Axel Juergens Argentina 11 Balazs Ivanfi Budapest, Hungary 12 Greg Van Tulder Grobbendonk, Belgium 13 Mark Vos Gravenpolder, Netherlands 14 Vladdie de Koning, Holland 15 Bas Brouwer, Holland 16 Soufiane Belhitti Armhem, Netherlands