Vans BMX Pro Cup Women's Finals

Tuesday, August 20, 2019





Video by : Our BMX

The ladies were ripping at the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Mexico city! Peep all the madness from the finals, right here. Riding from Angie Marino, Perris Benegas, Teresa Azcoaga, Natalya Diehm, Macarena Perez and more.

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1. Natalya Diehm 
2. Perris Benegas 
3. Macarena Perez 
4. Teresa Azcoaga 
5. Angie Marino 
6. Anahi Valentina Areualo 
7. Jesse Gregory 
 8. Margarita Meraz 
9. Citlali Tomes 
10. Derlayne Roque 
11. Tania Torres Reyes 
12. Norma Angelina Guerrero 
13. Melanye Elizabeth Naja 
14. Abi Nieto

Best Whip : Perris Benegas
Best Trick : Angie Marino

August 17th 2019 Weekend Racing Results



Pretty eventful weekend around the world recently, here are your top finalist elite women results for the August 17th weekend C1 races.

Calgary Canada Cup - August 17th - CANADA
1 MECHIELSEN Drew (CAN)
2 HEBERT Avriana (CAN)
3 TUCHSCHERER Daina (CAN)
4 VAN STAALDUINEN Cayleigh (CAN)
5 MILLMAN Sabrina (CAN)
6 VANDERKUIP Brianne (CAN)

Omsk Open - Round 1 - August 17th - RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1 OVCHINNIKOVA Varvara (RUS)
2 AFREMOVA Natalia (RUS)
3 BONDARENKO Yaroslava (RUS)
4 KAPITANOVA Tatiana (RUS)
5 SUVOROVA Natalia (RUS)
6 ERINA Alina (RUS)
7 RYABCHIKOVA Ksenia (RUS)
8 ADMAKINA Svetlana (RUS)


Omsk Open - Round 2 - August 18th - RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1 BONDARENKO Yaroslava (RUS)
2 AFREMOVA Natalia (RUS)
3 OVCHINNIKOVA Varvara (RUS)
4 KAPITANOVA Tatiana (RUS)
5 RYABCHIKOVA Ksenia (RUS)
6 ADMAKINA Svetlana (RUS)
7 SUVOROVA Natalia (RUS)
8 ERINA Alina (RUS)



"Qiansen trophy" Aohan Station - August 17th - PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

1 CHRISTENSEN Simone Tetsche (DEN)
2 SAKAKIBARA Saya (AUS)
3 STANCIL Felicia (USA)
4 HATAKEYAMA Sae (JPN)
5 MAIRE Camille (FRA)
6 BAAUW Judy (NED)
7 LU Yan (CHN)
8 SMULDERS Laura (NED)

"Qiansen trophy" Aohan Station - August 18th - PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

1 CHRISTENSEN Simone Tetsche (DEN)
2 SAKAKIBARA Saya (AUS)
3 SMULDERS Merel (NED)
4 ETIENNE Axelle (FRA)
5 BAAUW Judy (NED)
6 MAIRE Camille (FRA)
7 STANCIL Felicia (USA)
8 HATAKEYAMA Sae (JPN)

Maca Perez Bike Check

Monday, August 19, 2019


Congratulations to Maca who recently brought home 3rd at the Vans BMX Pro Cup stop in Mexico City! In celebration of the win, we're sharing her bike set up!

Frame: Sunday Street Sweeper 20.5
Fork: Odyssey r32
Bars: Killabee 2
Stem: Odyssey DGN 
Grips: Odyssey Brock Raiford
Seatpost: Odyssey Tripod Post
Seat: Odyssey Chase Hawk 
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted Pro
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt 170
Sprocket: Odyssey Fang 28T
Front Tire: Maxxis Grifter 2.10
Front Wheel: Gsport Birdcage rim, Profile Mini Hub, Ti Spokes
Rear Tire: Maxxis Grifter 2.10
Rear Wheel: Gsport Birdcage Rim, Profile Mini Hub, Ti Spokes
Pegs: no pegs πŸ˜‹
Special notes: Full Odyssey Braking

Catch up with Caroline - Return to Full Flight

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Caroline Buchanan talks about her return to BMX racing from the ground up, after 8 months off due to a life-altering injury. She's been through a hell of a journey, but we're happy to see her back in action.

BMX Babes Angie Marino & Nina Buitrago on Glow Netflix

Friday, August 16, 2019

I don't think anyone would have ever predicted women's wresting and BMX would ever go together, but here we are. In the recent season of Glow on Netflix, in episode 8 "Keep Ridin'" at the 7:08 mark, the episode featured two female BMXer's throwing down some old school 80s tricks. The scene is pretty awesome and featured a cameo with two of the most influential ladies in BMX today! I sent Angie Marino and Nina Buitrago the same set of questions to get their different perspectives on what it was like to shoot for a Netflix show. I loved the answers that came back, I hope you enjoy it too.

** Before reading, make sure you watch the quick cameo on Netflix. **

   

Hey you two, congratulations on making a debut on Glow! So how did you guys get the call for the gig and what was their pitch to you?

Nina: A fellow BMX rider and good friend, Danny Downey, who I met at a trail jam at Olive Grove trails in California is also a Hollywood stuntman! He has always been rad about hitting me up for any BMX gigs looking for female riders. He called me up with an opportunity and said he needed two gals to shred some 80s style scene and I gave him Angie’s info and then boom we met up like a week later!

Angie: I got a text from Nina saying that she passed along my info to a stunt coordinator. Shortly after that text, I got a phone call asking if I would be interested in riding on the show and if I was already a part of SAG.

From the time you got the call to when you had to be on set, how quick was the turnaround - how soon did they need you?

Nina: I feel like it all happened really quickly, we got on the phone, I booked a flight for a couple days later and was heading out to California!

Angie: We filmed at the beginning of March, so I really don't remember how quick the turn around was. I remember it being fairly fast though. I think it was something along the lines of... are you available next week?! Usually with Hollywood for stunts, especially BMX, everything is super last minute and you basically have to be available as soon as the next day.

  

When you got on set, what was the filming schedule like?

Nina: Our first day we met up at a studio downtown LA to get fitted for costumes, try on helmets, ride the ramps and some skyway mag wheels thanks to Dan Hubbard!

Angie: As always, call times are at sunrise haha. Typically, you're on set first thing in the morning when everyone else is, even if you're not supposed to film until 6pm. Once the filming starts, it usually goes pretty fast. Once we started filming, I don't think it took more than an hour at the very most to get the whole scene.


How much time did you guys get to play around with the ramps until it was shooting time?

Nina We had a full day on the ramps, the first part with our normal bike setups with some vintage moto full-face helmets haha, those were heavy and tough to see out of - they stuffed them with foam to eliminate bobble head effect. Took a short break for a costume fitting, and then had an hour or so with the mag wheels 🀣 . Dan Hubbard who brought his stunt show box jumps, he grew up riding in the 80s (era that the show takes place) so he helped us make sure the tricks weren’t too modern and were as true to the era as possible.

Angie We got one day to ride the ramps for a couple hours, but it was before we had the mag wheels on our bikes. The ramps were super easy to get used to, which made everything go smoothly. Then we got some practice time the day of filming with the mag wheels.

 

I noticed that the bikes had 80s style rims, but otherwise, everything else looked pretty much yours. Can you talk about what the producers did to your bike?

Nina: The show seemed to lean on Dan Hubbard for helping to source some mag wheels that worked with our current setups. Thankfully skyway has a 9t driver that worked with my gear ratio, I think Angie has LHD and there was some swapping of cranks and stuff haha but he got us rolling with legit skyway “Tuffy“ wheels I wish we got to keep lol. After our practice; Angie and I took our freshly retro-grade mag wheel setups, down to BMX night at the California training facility 🀣 we rode for a few more hours... we learned quickly that mags and concrete bowl corners don’t go together well, haha so much flex!! We rode well into the night even though we had a 5am call time or something (Had to make the most of my time with such a short trip!)

Angie: The major change was the wheels. The mag wheels alone made my bike look so retro! They had to cover up our normal logos and they added pads to give our bikes that vintage look. The stem pads were totally the wrong size and they had to zip tie them on hah! The also added some "Bash Howard's Rhapsody!" stickers to our bike to match the helmets.

 

What was the wardrobe and hair/make up experience like? Would you rock the 80s look daily?

Nina: Omg we had the funnest time!! They made custom outfits bright 80s colors; with built-in lattice stitched knee pads... white Vans Sk8 hi pros, they took the tags off so couldn’t see any of the logos but Vans were legit AF!

Angie: They curled and teased the sh*t out of my hair! I basically had one big dread when I went home! Hair and make up is always so fun on set though! I always get into chatting with the stylists. All I have to say is that I hope I never have to film another 80's part again! Nina rocked the look, I, on the other hand, felt very out of my element haha.

The cameo itself wasn't too long, but how long was shooting for you guys? How many takes did it take?

Nina: Call-time was like 5am but we didn’t have wheels down for practice till around 8am, they approved the 9ft quarter pipe to start and turn around on, we had to figure out the timing so we were both in the air at the same time. We got to work with a rad stunt coordinator, Shauna Duggins, she helped us dial in the right spacing for what the director was looking for. Once we got that on lock, it was lots of chillin...probs didn’t shoot til closer to 11am. The riding takes we didn’t have to do too many but the “reveal” where we power skid up to Kate Nash, and take our helmets off, we had to do that take like 10x almost haha. I had a foam pad in my helmet that fell out on the ground in one, I almost skidded into Kate Nash another time, our timing was off, then we didn’t fluff our hair enough in synchronicity haha It was a LOT of fun and to get to the whole scene for Geena Davis in character?!! And for a lot of the cast, director and writer of GLOW?!’ AMAZING!!!

Angie: I don't remember the exact time, but I remember it being super quick. They waste no time in the film industry. They did a few takes of each jump and then they did some extra takes of us taking our helmets off (which didn't make it into the final episode... thank god...).


Actors always talk about the legendary craft services, was there one on your set?

Nina: Snacks and catering was nice before we hit the road from the set since I think we were so excited we didn't eat much.

Angie: The crafty! It's the bestttttttt. They will make you whatever your little heart desires, plus there are snacks on snacks. I had the best breakfast burrito and then after we shot, they had a really nice catered dinner for everyone.

Anything else you want to share from the experience?

Nina: I would love to do gigs like that ALL of the time!!! It was SUPER fun and honestly really happy I got to do this gig with Angie, we have been riding together for a long time and it has been a while since we got to have so much fun riding together outside of a contest πŸ™ŒπŸ». From the costume fitting, rippin trains on box jumps, riding the CA training facility with mag wheels, and throwing the biggest cheesiest one-handers, x ups and no filters and getting paid??!!! And be on Netflix?! hahaha seriously One of the coolest gigs ever πŸ™ŒπŸ» thank you BMX.

Angie: If you ever have the opportunity to be on a set, take it, just make sure you're getting compensated for what you're worth! It's a really cool experience and you get to meet some awesome people. Don't be shy, talk to people, ask questions. I've made a lot of cool friends and some great resources from being on set.

2019 Lima Pan Am Games - Freestyle Results

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Elite Women Finals for Freestyle

1 Hannah Roberts πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
2 Maca Grasset πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±
3 Agustina Roth πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·
4 Daniela Morgan πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄
5 Margarita Valenzuela πŸ‡²πŸ‡½
6 Anahi Molina πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨
7 Derlayne Dias πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
8 Yeinkerly Hernandez πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ



The first Pan American games were crazy. It makes the whole Olympic thing real! The vibes are great of course but the support is unfathomable! It was pretty scary but overall an amazing experience! I’m completely speechless to have taken the win and it definitely hasn’t set in yet! :) It was not the exact run I wanted but I still am happy with how I rode and I can’t wait for the next contest! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌ ~ Hannah Roberts, the 2019 Pan Am Champion in Freestyle BMX

Bike Check : Perris Benegas

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Perris Benegas Bike Check
Photos by : Angie Marino

Perris and I shot this bike check in the beginning of the year. A couple weeks after shooting these photos, one of the rims cracked. So, I wasn't going to initially post this. After thinking about it, I've decided to publish this post because I think it's really interesting to see innovation in the BMX industry.. even if it doesn't work out the first time around. This year, USA Cycling really wanted us to lighten up our bikes. More so, our wheels for rotational weight. Perris and I were living in San Diego and using the Olympic Training Center on a weekly basis, which is where USA Cycling has an office. We were both asked if we wanted to test out carbon rims. I declined but, Perris agreed to test them out. Perris rode the wheels for a few weeks. She noticed that the rim was dented due to the tension of the spokes pulling after tightening multiple times. After that, Perris went back to her other wheels.

Frame: Cult Crew Frame size 20.5
Fork: Cult Race Fork
Bars: Cult Hawk Bars
Stem: Profile
Grips: Sensi
Seatpost: Cult
Seat: Cult
Pedals: Odyssey Trail Mix
Cranks: Profile
Sprocket: Profile
Front Tire: Maxxis Grifter
Front Wheel: Profile Elite hub, ti spokes, rim
Rear Tire: Maxxis Grifter
Rear Wheel: Profile Elite hub, ti spokes, rim
Pegs: None

Vans BMX Pro Cup Mexico Schedule

Monday, August 12, 2019




Vans BMX Pro Cup Series: Mexico Schedule
Skatepark Metro Puebla 2

Athlete Registration:
vansbmxprocup.com

Friday, August 16
Men’s Regional Qualifiers (Open Registration)
Best Whip jam

Saturday, August 17
Men’s Semi-Finals – Tour Invites and Top 10 Regional Advancers Only
Men’s Best Whip jam

Sunday, August 18
Women’s Prelims, Semi-Final, Finals (Open Registration)
Women’s Best Whip Jam
Men’s Finals + Best Trick

As one of the world’s most-respected platforms for elite BMX park terrain competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series continues its third Pro Tour season in 2019, showcasing the most talented BMX athletes ever to be witnessed, as they prove their ranks in hopes to win the coveted Vans BMX Pro Cup championship title. Stay tuned for more info on vansbmxprocup.com.

Current women's rankings:

2019 Lima Pan Am Games - Racing Results

Friday, August 9, 2019
Mariana Pajon takes home gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games
Elite Women Time Trial Results - August 8th
What this means? Although time trials were discontinued in the UCI recently for BMX racing, it's used to determine priority of gate selection during qualification.

1 Mariana PAJON COL (Best time 37.221)
2 Paola REIS BRA
3 Stefany HERNANDEZ VEN
4 Priscilla STEVAUX BRA
5 Drew MECHIELSEN CAN
6 Shanayah HOWELL ARU
7 Domenica AZUERO ECU
8 Daina TUCHSCHERER CAN
9 Sophia FORESTA USA
10 Gabriela BOLLE COL
11 Karla CARRERA ECU
12 RocΓ­o PIZARRO CHI
13 Andrea GONZALEZ Andrea GUA
14 Luciana LECAROS PER



Elite Women Semifinals Heat 1 - August 9th
1 Mariana PAJON COL Q
2 Priscilla STEVAUX BRA Q
3 Daina TUCHSCHERER CAN Q
4 Drew MECHIELSEN CAN Q
5 Sophia FORESTA USA
6 RocΓ­o PIZARRO CHI
7 Andrea GONZALEZ Andrea GUA

Elite Women Semifinals Heat 2 - August 9th
1 Paola REIS BRA Q
2 Stefany HERNANDEZ VEN Q
3 Shanayah HOWELL ARU Q
4 Gabriela BOLLE COL Q
5 Karla CARRERA ECU
6 Luciana LECAROS PER
7 Domenica AZUERO ECU

Elite Women Finals - August 9th
1 Mariana PAJON COL
2 Paola REIS BRA
3 Stefany HERNANDEZ VEN
4 Priscilla STEVAUX BRA
5 Shanayah HOWELL ARU
6 Gabriela BOLLE COL
7 Drew MECHIELSEN CAN
8 Daina TUCHSCHERER CAN


Bike Check with Axelle Etienne

"I really love this bike, it stable and easy to ride." - Axelle

French racer Axelle Etienne, has been having a stellar season so far, especially with winning 3rd at Worlds recently. So we had to ask her for a bike check and also why she chose 13 as her career number.

Frame: Meybo Pro XXL
Fork: SD Components 1.5 Alloy Steerer with 20mm dropout
Bars: Box One Carbon
Stem: Box 53mm
Grips: ODI
Seat: Box Carbon
Pedals: S1-TX HT components
Cranks: SD Hollow 175mm
Sprocket: 17
Front Tire: Tioga Fastr 20 x 1,75
Front Wheel: SD M08
Rear Tire: Tioga Fastr react 20 x 1,75
Rear Wheel: SD Components M08


Why choose the number 13? The number 3 is my favorite number because I was born in March. I love the number 1 too because I love winning, but everyone does obviously. The addition of these two number represents the podium, spot 1 to 3  - it's best results we can do. So that's why I really like my 13 number ✌🏾