Monster Energy would like to congratulate team rider’s Kyle Baldock and Colton Walker for taking silver and bronze, respectively, in BMX Dirt Finals at X Games Sydney 2018. The action popped off in front of an excited crowd at the Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon in Australia. Ten of the world’s best BMX riders took the course, which included three jumps, for their chance at earning X Games glory. Each rider was given three attempts, which made for an exhilarating contest that was action-packed and filled with some of the heaviest BMX tricks in the game.
Baldock, 27, is no stranger to this event and definitely had his heart set on gold being on his home turf and having his mom there to watch for the first time ever. Unfortunately, he had to settle for silver today, but still rode with plenty of passion and sent it for the fans.
“Just to be here and actually have X Games in Sydney, and have my mom here for the first time ever is so good,” said Baldock. On the last run I just went for it — X Games mode. All the boys made me go out and send it.”
Baldock came out swinging, and laid down a super clean first run, which was filled with amplitude, style, and technical tricks. The judges were impressed with his run which included; a 360 flip, front flip no hander, and ended with a cash roll. The crowd went wild for the cash roll, which he put down
Monster Energy congratulates Alex Donnachie on his first X Games gold medal at X Games Sydney. For the first time in X Games history, the competition kicked off at Spotless Stadium bringing X Games fans to Sydney, Australia. Kicking off the first competition of X Games Sydney with a bang, Scottish rider Donnachie stunned fans by winning the gold in BMX Street upsetting the perennial gold medal favorite Garrett Reynolds. With a winning score of 84.33, the medal also put him in the history books as Scotland’s first X Games medalist.
"I don't know what to say...it doesn't seem real. It still hasn't sunk in yet," said Donnachie upon
Prepare to witness history in the making! In just a few days, Monster Energy’s team of world-class athletes will compete at X Games Sydney 2018, the first-ever X Games spectacle on the Australian continent. As a unique actions sports and festival experience, X Games Sydney will see the biggest names in BMX, motocross, and skateboarding battle for X Games medals from October 19 – 21 at Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park.
Over the course of three days, the Australian debut of X Games will stoke the crowd in Sydney with a signature mix of world-class athletes and youth culture. Each day will showcase a full schedule of competitions, including finals and medal presentations. Aside from headline competitors such as
The second in the 'Lost In' series, in conjunction with Monster Energy and TBB-Bike, heads to Portugal's second largest city, Porto. Featuring Welsh hardway practitioner Jordan Godwin, along with his Monster Energy bud from Spain, ciggie pounding naughty man Fernando Laczko. And then hot off the plane from Czech we had Jiri ‘Double The Spin, Double The Cash’ Blabol and TBB-Bike teammate / silent destroyer Jakub Juza, all chased after by filmer Tomáš Carda.
Monster Energy congratulates its newest athlete, Larry Edgar, on doing the unthinkable: repeating as the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series overall champion. Bursting onto the contest scene in 2015, Edgar has refined his unreal ability to blast transition to become one of the most revered riders on the deck. Edgar’s amazing talent on a bike, passion for competition, and all around winning attitude makes him a great addition to the Monster Energy family.
“To be a part of Monster Energy is surreal; I’ve wanted it for so long. Picking up that helmet and putting it on felt like Christmas morning,” said Edgar.
A true world series event, the Vans BMX Pro Cup has eight stops—four regional qualifiers and four
Monster Energy congratulates Ben Wallace for his flawless showing at the first ever Nitro World Games park event and Monster Army’s Brian Fox on his Best Trick victory. Wallace’s well-rounded approach to the unique bowl made his runs stand out among the best in the world, while Fox put body and bike on the line in the 20-minute jam event. A private event at a brand new facility nestled north of San Diego, the inaugural Nitro World Games event brought out the best riders in the world looking for their portion of the $300,000 prize purse. But it wouldn’t be a quick road, as Ben would have to battle his way through Quarter and Semi Finals to even have a shot at walking away with a trophy and some cash.
Wallace was on point the whole way through, combining everything—big tricks, boosted airs, speed, unique lines, and technical tricks—in his runs time and time again. He kicked off each run with a massive lookback transfer into a vert quarter, but he upped the level in his very last run in Finals to seal the third place finish.
From that very first transfer Wallace kept the speed going through a unique line that seemed impossible to everyone watching. Stylish and boosted one-footed X-ups, toboggans, and no-handers filled each wall, a different huge transfer with a tailwhip, and then cutting an unreal line to a flair across the longest quarter in the park. A double tail-whip over the box, an alley-oop lookback, a whip over the triangle spine, and an insane double tail-whip pocket air were the remaining bangers of his run.
Monster Energy congratulates the unstoppable James Foster who took gold in BMX Big Air at X Games Minneapolis 2018. In a heated contest that saw eight riders give it their all, it was Foster who reigned king on the biggest jump at X Games with a progressive run that will change the future of the sport. Alex Nikulin, meanwhile, became the first Russian athlete to place top three at X Games in over fifteen years. Owning as much charisma as talent, Foster showed up to X Games Minneapolis with one goal in mind — to defend his hard won Big Air title from last year. There was just one problem however.“I came out here not even knowing if I could ride,” he explained after the event. “I got hit by a car last week on my motorcycle!”
Taking place during select Monster Energy Supercross events the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge has proven to be the premiere event for pushing the level of dirt riding and BMX as a whole. In its second year, the two jump, winner takes all has continually brought out the gnarliest riding from the best riders in the world.
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