In the main event finals, 2017 Vans Pro Cup Málaga event winner Chase Hawk prevailed yet again with steadfast bike control throughout Rubén Alcántara’s park to take home his second Málaga victory. Dennis Enarson tracked close behind, putting down a huge tail whip transfer into the vert wall to secure a second-place finish, in addition to taking the Best Trick award. In third place, Corey Walsh showcased ingenuity, unlocking some of the course’s most unique lines paired with enormous back-to-back transfers to earn the Best Line award.
USA’s Perris Benegas revealed the day’s most powerful riding for the women’s division, ruling the course with speed and grace to claim her first Pro Cup podium win, while Spain’s front-runner Teresa Azcoaga turned up the heat in her last run to clench second place and the overall series championship title. Pro Cup newcomer Lara Lessman maintained her semi-finals momentum, surpassing the stacked field with advanced tricks and big airs to place third.
“I’m completely blown away, I can’t believe I won the world championship title,” Azcoaga gratefully expressed. “To go from only riding my local park one year ago, to winning the series is a dream.”
1. Chase Hawk
2. Dennis Enarson
3. Corey Walsh
4. Gary Young
5. Boyd Hilder
6. Larry Edgar
7. Pat Casey
8. Kevin Peraza
9. Matt Cordova
10. Alex Hiam
HIGH AIR – Alejandro Vela
BEST TRICK – Dennis Enarson with his huge double whip transfer into the vert wall
VANS BEST LINE – Corey Walsh with his massive back-to-back transfers
VAN BMX PRO CUP CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS WOMEN:
BEST TRICK – Perris Benegas with her huge toboggan transfer
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, the definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, capped off an extraordinary international world tour with the culmination of crowning two new World Champions in Málaga, Spain. To see the full list of 2018 results and more information on competition format, locations, World Championships recap, season highlights and more, please visit www.vansbmxprocup.com.