The 17th edition of the annual Simple Session contest went down this weekend, 4 – 5th of February at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia. The BMX contest was for the first time held in two separate disciplines. Two-time Simple Session winner Garrett Reynolds USA won the BMX street contest, Reed Stark USA was second and Simone Barraco ITA third. In BMX park, Larry Edgar USA, a top qualifier in several Simple Session's, finally landed his long-awaited win. Daniel Dhers VEN placed second and Jack Clark GBR third.
"Larry Edgar took the riding level to new heights, sending his airs higher than everyone else and made it look good with style for miles. For his unique transfers the judges rewarded the Californian with maximum points.
You can't learn going high with style in a foam pit. His one of a kind look at the incredible course and his originality came into place in Tallinn," said BMX head judge Bart De Jong.
Visit Estonia "Epic Estonia" best trick award was given to Mike Varga CAN.
As one of the most international action sports events out there, the contest hosted 159 athletes from 32 countries.
Simple Session Finals were broadcast LIVE in partnership with Red Bull TV with Craig McMorris and Chris Pastras commenting on the skateboarding contest and Corey Bohan and Chris Doyle hosting the BMX competitions. The Finals were also streamed LIVE on Facebook.
Judging the BMX competitions were Bart de Jong NED (head judge), Markus Wilke GER, Brian Kachinksy USA, Antti Huottari FIN, Toms Silins LAT and David Cleworth GBR.
Lifting the spirits of the riders and spectators were BMX announcers Sebastian Hejna and Darryl Nau.
Simple Session will return already this summer with its Simple Summer Session in Riga, Latvia on August 26th 2017.