The Skatepark de la Rotonde in Strasbourg, France was the place to be for the latest edition of the NL Contest. The Festival International des Cultures Urbaines de Strasbourg took place on 19, 20 and 21 May 2017. A total of 450 athletes gave the crowd of 27 000 people a show that they'd come to watch. Cam Peake (GBR) wins Street (!) and Spine while Team France's Istvan Caillet grabs the pro Dirt win.
Nitro World Games qualifying shifted to BMX Best Tricks on Wednesday. Eight slots in the semifinal round were at stake and, potentially, a chance to compete in the finals at Rice-Eccles Stadium – and on NBC in primetime - on Saturday, June 24. James Foster took first place after sending it with a double backflip no-hander on his first run then later stomped a textbook triple backflip for his third. Foster almost nailed an insane backflip triple barspin on his final run, incredibly by over-spinning his handle bars four and a half times (undeterred, he attempted the trick again, and landed it, after the competition) Zack Warden sealed second place with a rarely seen bikeflip backflip to late tailwhip (which he later called, “my unicorn of a trick”). TJ Ellis never dipped below third after
Men: 1 Andre S (FRA) 36.301 V, 2 Van der Burg D (NED) +0.040 3 Van Gendt T (NED) +0.465 4 Turner B (AUS) +0.790 5 Sakakibara K (AUS) +1.078 6 Nyhaug T (CAN) +1.427 7 Fields C (USA) +1.540 8 Daudet J (FRA) +2.460 8,
Women: 1 Smulders L (NED) 38.050 2 Bondarenko Y (RUS) +1.082 3 Baauw J (NED) +1.414 4 Christensen S (DEN) +1.630 5 Huisman R (NED) +1.685 6 Pajon M (COL) +1.713 7 Walker S (NZL) +2.688
1 HUNTER PELHAM, FACTORY RIFT/TANGENT, WILLIS, TX 2 BRANDON ELMORE, PURE/AVIAN FACTORY TEAM USA, ARLINGTON, TX 3 OLIJUWON DAVIS, SPEEDPEDDLERS, ST CHARLES, IL 4 JONATHAN AUSTIN, WEST MONROE, LA 5 WALKER FINCH, FACTORY RIFT/TANGENT, FT COLLINS, CO 6 DAMIEN LACOMBE, ROCKWALL, TX 7 SKYLER PRATHER, SPEEDPEDDLERS, PAWNEE, IL 8 WILLIAM GRANT, J & R BICYCLES, SEMINOLE, FL
Pro Flatland results FIGHT THE WINTER 1st Dominik Nekolny 2nd Kevin Nikulsky 3rd Wolfgang Sauter 4th Davis Dudelis 5th Francesco Pekeno 6th Dan Hennig 7th Gilles Van De Sompel 8th Bert Ribul 9th Rayk Hahne 10th Martin Drazil 11th Dustyn Alt 12th Markus Schwital 13th John Kämer 14th Sebastian Grubinger 15th Markus Reich 16th Laev Erik
Sooner National Prerace. Friday 10 February 2017. Pro Open results.
1 OLIJUWON DAVIS, SPEEDPEDDLERS, ST CHARLES, IL 2 ELLIOT MCGRATH, STAATS-CIARI, NEW HOPE, MN 3 JONATHAN AUSTIN, WEST MONROE, LA 4 JORDAN SCHEIDERICH, KANSAS CITY, KS 5 GUILLERMO OROZCO, GUADALAJARA, JAL 6 JOE MCCARTY, TULSA, OK