The 2006 NBL Season kicked off in pure classic NBL style this past week in the Columbus, Ohio Convention center with one of the favorite BMX races of all time- The NBL Christmas Classic. After being in Florida for the past few years, the Christmas Classic was brought back to Ohio and the arena atmosphere made for some exciting racing action. With a awesome built track with a 2 strait away pro section offered for the Elite riders, it was Classic Columbus racing action and the fans loved it. Besides the regular NBL elite national event, Day 1 offered the first North American UCI Continental ranking event. Here is how the Double A marketing riders finished up for the weekend:
Kyle Bennett picked up right where he left off at the end of the ABA season, out front and taking home a win in Columbus. On Day 1, Kyle was in both the UCI and NBL Elite Main events. Kyle finished up 4th in NBL Elite and 7th in the UCI race. Sunday, things were back to normal, as it was Elite Pro and Pro Open. In the Elite main, Kyle started things off by winning the Sun Ringle Hole shot award, on his way to a huge Elite men's win.
MADISON, Wis. - December 21, 2005 -Who’s the scariest dude on the MTB Race circuit? Here’s a hint: he’s the scariest dude on the BMX Race circuit, too, and he’s an amateur that has all the pros scared. GT proudly announces that Joey Bradford has joined the team.
Bradford has over 200 National main event wins and is fresh off accomplishing the most difficult feat in BMX. Bradford took the "Grand Slam of BMX," winning the big four Championships: ABA Worlds, UCI Worlds, ABA National Champion and NBL National Champion.
At only age 16, Joey Bradford rides like a seasoned veteran. Bradford lives in Monterey, Cali. and competes in Junior Eite or Junior Men in BMX and 18-and-under Junior Expert class in MTB. Bradford’s riding the GT Moto in his MTB comps and the GT Ultrabox in his BMX comps.
For the fourth time in his BMX career with FACTORY REDLINE, BUBBA HARRIS has signed the dotted line. This years’ contract was a bit different though; as it teams up the current 2-time ABA No.1 Pro and UCi World Champ with Redline for the next three years, and encompasses new clauses that cover Olympic medal and Olympic coverage contingencies … something never before written in to any BMX pro sponsorship. Also, for the first time in his pro career, his Redline agreement includes an NBL title contingency.
Intense BMX is proud to announce the addition of Kelvin Batey to the 2006 World Team. Kelvin will join Jamie Staff and Michael Robinson on the Intense BMX World Team. In 2006, Kelvin will be competing in the UK National Series, the UCI European Championships series, and at the World Championships in Brazil. Kelvin has already been selected by the Great Brittan Racing squad as one of the riders whom have been brought into the Olympic training program and will train and travel with the staff from the GBR training squad.
After years with One Bicycles, Kelvin Batey has left to join forces with Intense BMX. It was a tough decision for him to leave his long time sponsor, but Kelvin was enticed by the direction of Intense BMX and how far they have come in just a year and a half.
The Open Dutch Indoor BMX Championships took place today in Wanroij, The Netherlands. With over 800 entries over the weekend, the race was fairly big. In Elite men the top three results look like this: Elite men Open Dutch Indoor Championships: 1. Martijn Scherpen 2. Arno Kanis 3. Harm van Brussel
The U.S. Olympic Committee has mandated that USA Cycling more closely and effectively manage the BMX discipline now that it is part of the Olympic Games. As such, USA Cycling has been and will continue to be the sole governing body for BMX in the United States that is recognized by the USOC, the UCI and the various anti-doping agencies (World Anti-Doping Agency and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency).
Below you will find an outline for how the sport of BMX will be managed by USA Cycling as we approach the sport’s inclusion in the 2008 Olympic Games. It is vitally important that we get this information to you and the entire body of interested athletes who desire to compete in UCI-sanctioned events including World Championships, Continental Championships, National Championships and the Olympic Games.
Aigle, Switzerland:Just as NASCAR displays the winning car of the Daytona 500 at their Florida Museum, the UCi has a tradition of displaying all of the World Championship winning bikes at their impressive World Headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland. Amongst all of the road, track and mountain bikes that have taken their riders to rainbow-striped jersies, is one that is familiar to many American BMXers. It is the #1 machine of Redline Pro BUBBA HARRIS; the bike that took 20 year old Harris to 24 AA-pro wins in both ABA and NBL during 2005, as well as both the ABA and UCi World Championships.
The annual BMX Indoor of St. Etienne, France took place last weekend. The big winner of the weekend was MBK´s Florent Boutte who won the Open race on Saturday and then repeated the win on Sunday in Elite Men.
Arcadia, California– Crupi is proud to announce that Mike Moeller has signed with Crupi for the 2006 season. Mike was an original member of the Crupi/Challenge Team back in 2000 and ‘01, then moved up to the Crupi Factory Team in ’02 and ’03. Mike has since proven himself as a top 10 AA Pro and will be Crupi’s only Pro rider for 2006.
Cristian Becerine and Jason Richardson who have been with Crupi through the ’04 and ’05 seasons will move on to new teams in 2006 and Crupi would like to express how much they have enjoyed having them both on the team
Michal Prokop and friends will finally have a brand new BMX/4X track in Prague, capitol of the Czech Republic! It was named Polis XIII: The Fourcross & Bicross Capital. Check the photos of the current situation over there. They started to build it three weeks ago and everything should be done before the end of this year. This is Michal Prokop´s home track designed by Mr. Holeshot himself. He'll be the man to beat in Prague.