Michal Prokop wins all the heats and the finals. A great race of the American Jill Kintner
The weather was awful at Pila (Italy), for the 4Cross World Cup race, that took place in violent rainfalls, cold temperature and even the fog. In spite of the weather, many people were there to watch an amazing show.
The absolute protagonist was Czech Michal Prokop, who dominated all the heats, semi-final and the final. Last year's World Cup winner was so excited he even left behind American Brian Lopes, the World Cup leader. The Czech started very fast and never left the lead. Lopes tried until the very end to get his bike ahead, but the rhythm was very fast and the risk of falling because of the mud was too high. Obviously, Lopes looked ahead to the World Cup that still belongs to him. The winning trio was completed by Cedric Garcia.
RIDEBMX No. 87
Out of the UK comes the August issue of RIDEBMX. 172 pages and still no sign of the HARO UK tour report...... But what do you get? Lard sitting on a toilet smoking a bad boy. You get a bunch of news, Travis Collier-eh check-up, Derek Adams itw, Leif Valin sequence, Ali's top-5, an elephant, product info on Proper-Bulldog-Profile-Standard, Ciari and KHE parts which does not include any beer cans. There's more on the next page about Alone-Federal-G-sport-Twenty-Bicycle Union and Primo parts. 2006 is around the corner.....check out the new frames on page 54. FATBMX half-page ad on page 55-word. There's a big World's report that starts on page 56 and it does include a photo of Morgan Wade going insanely high on that quarterpipe. Mongoose takes care of the pull-out poster this time. On the road again with RoadFools 14. The Voices article has more photos than words.
Doug Martin formed Blue Room Sports, a marketing and communications company serving the cycling and sports industries. Blue Room Sports formalizes the independent work Martin has been doing for the last two and a half years."For some time now I've worked with a number of companies in a variety of marketing, communication and overall branding capacities including athlete and team identification and securing, team and venue sponsorship, co-branding partnerships, print ads, catalogs, PR, web initiatives and much more," Martin said.
He has held executive marketing and sports marketing management positions within the cycling industry for more than 15 years.
Here’s a sneak peek at some 2006 dirt/street stuff from SE Bikes. The new line will debut at the end of this year. Expect bigger & better things this coming year from SE.Mauler Pro frame
Ryan Nyquist, 26, from Los Gatos, Calif., clinched his win in BMX Park Finals with a run that included a suicide no-hander to barspin backflip. Nyquist edged Scotty Cranmer of Jackson, N.J., with a score of 92.75. Cranmer scored a 92.50, while Ryan Guettler, the VansÂ® Invitational BMX Dirt winner, finished third with a 92.00.â€œWith athletes like these in the competition I couldn’t just sit back, I had to go for it,â€? Nyquist said. â€œIt was a rough start to the season, I’m happy to finally have my first win on the Tour.â€?
BMX PARK Final Results
ORDER LAST FIRST HOMETOWN RUN 1 RUN 2 RESULT
1 Nyquist Ryan Los Gatos, CA 92.75 84.75 92.75
2 Cranmer Scotty Jackson, NJ 92.50 86.75 92.50
3 Guettler Ryan Brisbane, AUS 92.00 81.75 92.00
August 18, 2005 - Portland, OR -Ryan Guettler, 22, from Brisbane, AUS, took the overall lead in points at the Rose Garden Friday evening with his second consecutive first place finish in BMX Dirt Finals. He currently has 237 points in the overall Dew Action Sports Tour standings. Guettler also finished first at the second stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Right Guard Open.
Guettler’s best run of the evening included a 360 off the start ramp, followed by a front flip and a tailwhip 360. His final score, an average of his best two of three runs, was a 94.13.
The two-time BMX Dirt winner was pleased with his victory at the VansÂ® Invitational. â€œI’m just all nerves right now; I’m so excited to pull out this win,â€? said Guettler.
We're receiving these official press releases at FATBMX about the Dew tour. We're posting those while we're waiting for the report from our FATBMX contributor Cathy that you can expect after the weekend.August 18, 2005 - Portland, OR -Jamie Bestwick, 34, from Nottingham, GBR, wowed the crowd at the Rose Quarter’s Memorial Coliseum Thursday evening with a run featuring an arsenal of tricks during BMX Vert Finals. Bestwick executed some of the most technical tricks BMX has ever seen to take first place at his second appearance on the Dew Action Sports Tour. He also finished in first place at the Tour’s Right Guard Open last month. Bestwick currently sits in second place in the Dew Action Sports Tour points standings with 200 total points.
It was Bestwick’s first of two runs that stole the show and scored a 92.50. That run was highlighted by impressive downside tailwhip flair into a 540.
Man, the magazines that are out these days are good. RIDEBMX has been considered one of the leaders for a while and the September issue brings you loads of stuff. The Volume ads are funny, I like to see companies spicing it up. It's taking a while for the Shadow Conspiracy to go anywhere with their ads though but it might be just me who doesn't get them. They're at ad 5 of 7 so 2 more ads to go and everything should fall in its place. The Sept. issue has the regulars like letters, news, scene report on Long Island, Pro Q&A with Rich Hirsch, reviews and a 6 page adidas ad that would fit better in a skateboard magazine. Then and now with Robbie Morales. Every time I see him, he looks more and more like Richard Long. He even runs the moustache. Rob-O has always had a big BMX heart which got him where he is today. Hmm, the Macneil riders must be hot, they've got girls all over them in their ads. Adam Banton is running a moustache too but it's his bike that gets inspected, not his facial hair.
Mark Owen is pretty much running the Hoffman Bikes show these days. He started from the ground up and now travels to Taiwan a couple of times a year for Product Development purposes, travels to the contests to meet the riders, is on the phone for International Sales and he does the accounting. FATBMX checked in with Chuck D.When did you start working for Hoffman Bikes?
I started working for Hoffman Bikes back in 1992.