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Vans BMX Pro Cup Series Announces World Tour Invitees Inaugural Season to Kick Off in Sydney, Australia

February 7, 2017 Sports No Comments Email Email

Debuting in Sydney, Australia on February 24-March 5, the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series welcomes the world’s most talented BMX riders to the shores of Manly Beach for a premier showcase of BMX competition. Held in conjunction with the celebrated Australian Open of Surfing, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series commences its world tour to establish the definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition. Fans across the globe can watch the exhilarating Live Webcast on Vans.com/bmxprocup.

The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series announces the following pre-seeded BMX pros to the inaugural 2017 tour season:

Alex Hiam                  AUS

Corey Bohan             AUS

Corey Walsh             CAN

Dakota Roche           USA

Dan Foley                  USA

Daniel Sandoval      USA

Dennis Enarson       USA

Dylan Lewis              AUS

Gary Young               USA

Greg Illingworth        ZAF

Jason Watts              AUS

Kevin Peraza                        USA

Kris Fox                     USA

Larry Edgar               USA

Matt Cordova             USA

Matty Cranmer          USA

Maxime Charveron  FRA

Pat Casey                  USA

Sergio Layos             ESP

Tom Dugan               USA

Tyler Fernengel        USA

Kicking off with the first of three open Regional Qualifier (RQ) events on February 24, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series opens contest registration to all professional men and women BMX riders. Ten qualifying winners from the RQ division will advance to the official Vans BMX Pro Cup Series Qualifier on March 3, cultivating the field in anticipation for first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup Series World Championships.

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Australian Open festival, as the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series prepares for an action-packed competition. Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach will be transformed into a packed live arena, highlighting a custom-designed, built-to-spec concrete course. In addition to BMX, the AOS will feature more than 300 of the world’s best athletes in surfing and skateboarding, combined with two days of live music, making the event the largest lifestyle and action sports festival in Australia.

With a total prize purse of $125,000 U.S. dollars up for grabs, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series world tour will host three open Regional Qualifier events in Australia, Spain and Mexico, expanding the competitive field with new talent at every stop. An official series Global Qualifier event follows, challenging a field of invited pro riders, wildcards, and regional advancers.

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