Monday Sep 29, 2014

Extreme Weekend Roundup

It's that time again. With four sports, including crazy highlights from the biggest freeride mountain biking event in the world, this week's Extreme Weekend Roundup is not to be missed!

UCI BMX Supercross: Liam Phillips wins first World Cup title

 Liam Phillips and Caroline Buchanan celebrate their World Cup titles 

Liam Phillips made history by becoming the first Brit to win a UCI BMX Supercross World Cup title this weekend in California.

The 25-year-old crashed out in the quarter-finals of the last race of the season in Chula Vista, but still claimed enough points to land his first-ever overall title.

His closest rival, Anthony Dean, went out in the semi-finals meaning Phillips finished the season with 710 points, 100 clear at the top.

World Champion Sam Willoughby won the fifth and final event of the year while Mariana Pajon topped the women’s podium but Caroline Buchanan still took the overall title.

Red Bull Rampage: Heavy rain delays crazy qualifying rounds

Brett Rheeder, Graham Agassiz and Tom Van Steenbergen on the qualifying podium

Red Bull Rampage 2014 has already been one of the craziest in history, and thanks to heavy rain pushing finals day back to Monday it isn’t over yet.

Graham Agassiz sits top of the rankings going into the finals after a mind-blowing second qualifying run that included a 76ft drop.

Brett Rheeder and Tom Van Steenbergen complete the top three but neither could get close to Agassiz’s monster score of 94.

If he stomps his line in finals, can anyone catch him? Szymon Godziek will certainly be giving it a go after back-flipping the huge canyon gap.

Click here for highlights and POV’s from the first few days of Red Bull Rampage.

FIM Motocross of Nations: Paulin leads France to victory

 France took top spot in the MX of Nations in Latvia 

Team France were crowned FIM Motocross of Nations champions for the first time in 13 years in Latvia on Sunday.

Gautier Paulin led his team of Steven Frossard and Dylan Ferrandis to victory, winning both races one and three in a dominant display.

Jeremy Van Horebeek, Kevin Strijbos and Julien Lieber of Team Belgium came second while Americans Ryan Dungey, Eli Tomac and Jeremy Martin finished third.

FIM MX GP World Champion Anthony Cairoli crashed in race 1 and sustained knee ligament damage as his Italy team slumped to sixth place overall.

Click here for all the highlights from the MX of Nations.

ASP World Tour: Wright rides close to perfection

 Tyler Wright on her way to a remarkable final score of 19.20 

Tyler Wright won the Roxy Pro France and moved into second in the ASP World Tour standings with a near-perfect performance on Sunday.

The Australian earned an overall score of 19.20 in a thrilling final win over American Courtney Conlogue.

Wright has been one of the most consistent women on the circuit this season with five podiums and her win in France adds to her victory at the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Just 3,200 points separate Carissa Moore in fourth from Tour leader Sally Fitzgibbons with just two events remaining.

Click here for full highlights from the Roxy Pro France.

Channels: BMX, Mountain Bike, MX, Surf