Larry Edgar Wins Vans BMX Pro Cup Inaugural Event in Australia
The second annual Vans BMX Pro Cup series kicked off in Five Dock, Australia yesterday as 47 of the world’s leading men and women BMX park terrain riders rallied for the series’ first Pro Tour event of the season. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels, 2017’s Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion Larry Edgar’s speed defying runs granted him the Australia Pro Cup victory, taking first place for carrying out colossal trick combinations that awed the crowd at the historical Five Dock Skatepark.
“I’m stoked to be back, this event is such a good time,” proclaims first place winner, Larry Edgar. “Riding with all my friends and watching everyone push the limits of their riding is so fun.”
No stranger to the podium, second place charger Sergio Layos dominated the course with smooth style and powerful riding, while Brisbane local Alex Hiam put together technical runs that showcased a 360 pocket transfer from the teardrop to the quarterpipe to earn the Vans Best Line award and a proper third place finish.
The women’s Pro Tour division showcased remarkable a competition as Spain’s up-and-coming Teresa Azcoaga ruled the course with some of the biggest airs of the day to claim the women’s Vans BMX Pro Cup first place title and the Vans Best Trick award with a no-hander over the spine. Tailing Azcoaga in second place with solid amplitude and unwavering bike control throughout the entire course was Arizona’s Angie Marino, while New Zealand’s Ellie Chew’s back-to-back bowl transfers placed her third.
“This is the first BMX contest I’ve ever won,” admits the Australia women’s Pro Tour winner Azcoaga. “I’m at a loss of words, I didn’t know what to expect coming into this contest. I’m so happy!”
AUSTRALIA PRO TOUR RESULTS – FINALS
1. Larry Edgar
2. Sergio Layos
3. Alex Hiam
4. Dennis Enarson
5. Chris James
6. Corey Walsh
7. Dylan Lewis
8. Jason Watts
9. Matty Cranmer
10. Pat Casey
VANS BEST TRICK – Dennis Enarson with his barspin to fence ride.
VANS BEST LINE – Alex Hiam with a 360 pocket transfer from the teardrop to the quarterpipe.
RED BULL BEST TRICK
1. Jason Watts with his no hander to nose manual on the Red Bull extension.
2. Alex Hiam with his double peg grind to whip.
3. Gary Young with a sprocket lipslide on the Red Bull extension.
AUSTRALIA PRO TOUR WOMEN’S RESULTS – FINALS
1. Teresa Azcoaga
2. Angie Marino
3. Ellie Chew
4. Perris Benegas
5. Nina Buitrago
6. Natalya Diehm
7. Camila Harambour
VANS BEST TRICK – Teresa Azcoaga with a no-hander over the spine.
RED BULL BEST TRICK
1. Nina Buitrago with a double peg grind over the spine on the Red Bull extension.
2. Ellie Chew with a fastplant on the Red Bull extension
3. Teresa Azcoaga with her huge toboggan air.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series World Championships will take place in Málaga, Spain on September 23 to crown the official 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champions. For new updates and more information on competition format, locations, athletes and more, please visit www.vansbmxprocup.com.