Vans today announced the formation of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, a new global BMX competition to establish the premier global points ranking system and to define the BMX park terrain discipline. Poised to be the world’s preeminent BMX competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will kick off its inaugural season in Sydney, Australia as the series embarks on a global tour in 2017, concluding with the crowning of the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion.
“The opportunity to define and promote BMX park terrain riding on an international level will spark a pivotal movement for the sport,” said Jerry Badders, Global BMX Sports Marketing Manager for Vans. “Vans has been committed to supporting BMX for decades, and the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will continue that legacy for BMX fans around the world.”
Showcasing the world’s most talented BMX riders, and with a total prize purse of $125,000 U.S. dollars, the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will consist of three global qualifier invitational events, coinciding with three regional qualifiers open to registrants at each tour stop. The series will conclude with a final World Championship showdown, to crown the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion. More detailed information on competition format, locations, athletes, sanctioning, etc., will be announced in January 2017.
2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series
World Tour Schedule
The Vans BMX Pro Cup uniquely defines the BMX park terrain format by its transitional concrete closed courses and features such as spines, angled hips, extensions, escalators, set-back walls, elevation changes, gaps and transfers, variable grinding surfaces, etc. With the creation of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, Vans seeks to promote the culture and lifestyle of the BMX sport through the incredible athleticism and creative expression of the international BMX community.