Photos by Adam Lievesley
Words by Robin Pearson
Contests in general are pretty overwhelming. There are loads of people, big crowds, dudes shouting into microphones, riders flying all over the place and media men rushing around to capture the goings on.
Usually, after attending a contest, I find myself a bit done with BMX for a little while. It’s just full on. However, very occasionally a big event can make you more stoked on BMX than ever, making you want to ride as soon as possible, travel to new places, go on a road trip, learn new tricks, all the good stuff. You guessed it – Vans BMX Pro Cup in Malaga had this effect.
I’ve been to some amazing BMX events in the past, where the level of riding has been astounding, where crowds have created an incredible atmosphere, or where everyone has been generally stoked, but I have to say that the Vans event in Malaga wowed me on all accounts. Riders did things previously considered impossible and the crowd got behind anyone pushing themselves. It was a real treat to see BMX firing on all cylinders at a huge public event.
Check out these photos from Adam Lievesley for a taste of the action and atmosphere.
Featuring: Ryan Nyquist, Dan Foley, Tom Dugan, Larry Edgar, Chase Hawk, Matt Cordova, Lima, Daniel Sandoval, Ben Wallace, Sergio Layos, Pat Casey, Kris Fox, Dennis Enarson, Kevin Peraza, Dylan Lewis and many more.