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FIRST INTERNATIONAL BMX COMPETITION A SUCCESS

Malta BMX hosted the first International BMX competition in Malta between the 5th and 8th of December at the newly opened indoor Skatepark in Pembroke.

Besides it was also the first edition of this yearly event. Over the weekend a series of competitions where hosted for both Local and Foreign BMX riders.

During the event, competitions such as Big Air, Bunny Hop and a Park Competition for Beginners, Amateurs and Pro where held. This was the first time in Malta BMX’s history that a Pro category was added in a BMX event.

A Skateboarding competition was also held in the second part of the Indoor, which was officially opened to the public by Parliamentary secretary Chris Agius over the weekend.

The second part of the Indoor will cater for Skateboarders andfor young children who would want to learn how to ride a BMX.

This successful event gave locals the chance to see six of the best BMX riders in the world and many local BMX riders had to chance to interact and ride with them.

Pro riders Simon Tabron, Stefan Lantschner, Matt Roe, Sergio Layos, DaniëlWedemeijer and Alexander Rudenko all attended the event for the competition.

The results of the competitions are as follows:

Skateboarding Competition
1st: Zach PericiCalascione
2nd: IlyaMelchin
3rd: Luke Mercieca

Bunny Hop Competition Winner: James Micallef

Big Air Competition Winner: Mike Mercieca

Alfred Abela Challenge Trophy winner for Most Promising rider: Brandon Grech

BMX Park Competitions:

Beginners:
1st: Aaron Grixti
2nd: Aidan Camilleri
3rd: Dailin Zammit

Amateurs:
1st: Brandon Grech
2nd: Kurt Oliva
3rd: Karl Naja

Pro Winner: Daniël Wedemeijer

The Malta BMX association would like to thank the Malta Tourism Authority and all of its sponsors for making this event possible and they would like to thank all those who visited over the weekend to show their support.

Information on Pro Riders:

Simon Tabron
Nationality: English
Date Of Birth: 17th October 1973 (41 years)
Bike: Haro Bikes

Matt Roe
Nationality: English
Date Of Birth: 8th August 1985 (29 years)
Bike: Mutiny Bikes

Sergio Layos
Nationality: Spanish
Date of Birth: 13th July 1985 (29 years)
Bike: Fly Bikes

Daniel Wedemeijer
Nationality: Dutch
Date Of Birth: 25th January 1990 (24 years)
Bike: Haro Bikes

Stefan Lantshner
Nationality: Italian
Date Of Birth: 30th August 1984 (30 years)
Bike: Fly Bikes

Alexander Rudenko
Nationality: Ukrainian
Date of Birth: 05 July 1993 (21 years)
Bike: Kink Bikes
 
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