Words and photos by Mike Drummond
It’s fair to say that the 2016 Van Doren Invitational showcased a lot of pros that don’t often get the platform to shred together in environments that offer countless lines, in front of new crowds. This obviously set the standard pretty high of what to expect for the 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup tour, and the rider list that was announced did not disappoint.
Watching everything come together in Sydney for stop one of the Vans BMX Pro Cup, the worldwide BMX community seemed to stand to attention, realising just how serious Vans were about making this contest one to remember.
Sergio Layos showed that 16+ years on the scene has only honed his style, turned his boost button up to 11 and dialled in his ability to nose in everything just microns below the coping… It made for pretty spectacular viewing and he took home the win.
Stop 2 taking place in Malaga, at one of the most recent additions to the worldwide skatepark bucket list, only secured it as even more of a must see.