2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series Brings World Championships to Málaga, Spain September 21 – 23

 

Current Series Score Board Leader Larry Edgar to Defend World Championship Title

 

Sergio Layos Withdraws from Competition Due to Injury

 

Final Vans Pro Cup Series Regional Qualifier Friday, September 21

 

WATCH LIVE BROADCAST ON VANSBMXPROCUP.COM

Los Angeles – Sunday, September 23, 6AM PDT

Málaga – Sunday, September 23, 3PM CEST

Watch the Málaga, Spain World Championship Teaser

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (September 11, 2018) – In just under two weeks, the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Tour will culminate in Málaga, Spain for the series’ World Championship grand finale on September 21 - 23 to crown the official 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup men’s and women’s World Champion. Series regional advancers prepare to battle for the coveted world title against the current top-ranked Vans BMX Pro Cup Tour Pros at the legendary El Málaga Skatepark. Following an exciting world tour through Chile, Australia, U.S., Mexico and now Spain, the industry’s leading BMX riders will meet for one final decisive battle to determine the 2018 Vans Pro Cup World Champions and establish next year’s elite Tour Pros roster. 


Dominating the men’s field, defending 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion and first-ranked Tour Pro Larry Edgar will fight to uphold his title against seasoned podium winners including back-to-back Huntington Beach event winner Dennis Enarson, two-time Mexico event winner Jason Watts, and Pro Cup veterans Kevin Peraza and Gary Young. With Sergio Layos out of the World Championship title race, rising stars from Australia, Alex Hiam and Boyd Hilder have climbed up the series scoreboard, emerging as a major threat to the leading tour contenders.


In the women’s division, series points leader and Spanish rider Teresa Azcoaga will compete against USA’s Angie Marino, women’s BMX pioneer Nina Buitrago and Chile’s star talent Macarena Perez for the women’s first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion title.See below for a full list of competitors.


Leading into the Pro Cup’s World Championships, the last Vans BMX Pro Cup regional qualifier will take place on Friday, September 21. Open to eligible men and women pro BMX riders, the top three podium winners from Friday’s regional qualifier will advance to the World Championship semi-finals on Saturday, September 22.


VANS BMX PRO CUP LEADING TOUR PROS

Pre-seeded to World Championship Finals

Larry Edgar               USA

Alex Hiam                 AUS

Dennis Enarson        USA

Boyd Hilder               AUS

Jason Watts              AUS

Kevin Peraza            USA

Gary Young              USA

Matty Cranmer          USA

Kris Fox                     USA

Corey Walsh             CAN

 

Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship Qualifiers & Wildcards:

Matt Cordova             USA

Pat Casey                 USA

Chase Hawk             USA

Douglas Oliveira       BRA

Parker Heath             USA

Kevin Kalkoff             FRA

Ryan Saville              AUS

Shane Ellis                AUS

Cody Pollard             AUS

Chris James              AUS

Alex Leibrock              USA

Rim Nakamura          JPN

Paul Thoelen             DEU

Maxime Charveron    FRA

Corey Bohan             AUS

Tom Van Den Bogaard  NLD

Jamie Cooper-Ellis   USA

Jose Torres               MEX

Jairo Espinoza          MEX

Cauan Madona         BRA

Andres Gatica           CHL

Netzer Parada          MEX

Pabel Marquez         MEX

Tyler Fernengel        USA

Tom Dugan               USA

Brandon Loupos        AUS

Greg Illingworth         ZAF

 

VANS BMX PRO CUP WOMEN’S LEADING TOUR PROS

Pre-seeded to World Championship Finals

Teresa Azcoaga        ESP

Angie Marino             USA

Nina Buitrago             USA

Macarena Perez        CHL

Perris Benegas          USA

Jesse Gregory           USA

 

Vans BMX Pro Cup Women’s World Championship Qualifiers & Wildcards:

Hannah Roberts          USA

Nikita Ducarroz           CHE  

Minato Oike                 JPN

Margarita Valenzuela Meraz MEX

Dayana Lopez             MEX

Anahi Valentina Arevalo ECU

 

Vans BMX Pro Cup Series

Spain Schedule

 

Athlete Registration:

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Friday, September 21

Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier

OPEN TO MEN & WOMEN REGISTRANTS

 

Saturday, September 22

Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship – Men’s and Women’s

SEMI-FINALS

 

Sunday, September 23

Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship - Men’s and Women’s

FINALS (LIVE WEBCAST)

 

The official 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships will broadcast live on September 23 from Málaga, Spain on www.vansbmxprocup.com. To see the full list of 2018 results, information on how to watch the BMX park terrain World Championships on live webcast, and for more information on athletes, tour highlights, photos, videos and more, please visit Vans BMX Pro Cup online.