Tuesday May 06, 2014

Extreme Weekend Roundup

All the most important news and results from the world of extreme sports including motocross, big wave surfing, the Dew Tour, World Extreme Games and FISE....

FIM Motocross World Championships - Cairoli on top again at Netherlands Grand Prix

It was business as usual for seven-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli as he stormed to a fourth victory of the season at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands on Sunday.

The Italian suffered a broken wheel in the first race of the weekend but held on to finish third before easily winning race two to secure the overall victory.

Cairoli has now won in Valkenswaard five consecutive times and the result leaves him more than 30 points clear at the top of the World Championship rankings.

In the MX2 Championship Jeffrey Herlings won his home Grand Prix in even more comfortable fashion, winning both races to create a 15-point lead at the top of the standings.

The next stop on the World Championship tour is the Spanish Grand Prix in Talavera de la Reina on Saturday 10th May – before Winchester hosts the British Grand Prix on May 24th and 25th.

FISE Xperience - Countdown to FISE World Montpellier continues

FISE World Montpellier, Europe’s biggest extreme sports event, is just around the corner and build up to the competition continued this weekend with the SFR FISE Xperience in France.

The event in Canet en Roussillon featured park competitions in both BMX and Inline on Saturday and Sunday.

Rising star, 17-year-old Jack Watts won the BMX Park Pro ahead of Tom Justice and Istvan Caillet while Stephen Swain beat Romain Godenarie and Stephane Alfano to Roller Park Pro glory.

The next FISE event will be the big one – FISE World Montpellier from May 28th- June 1st. Check out the teaser here! And click here for highlights from FISE Canet!

XXL Big Wave Awards - Greg Long catches top Big Wave prize

The world’s best big wave surfers gathered in Los Angeles this weekend to discover the winners of the Billabong XXL awards.

Greg Long won Ride of the Year, and $50,000, Gautier Garanx took home the award for biggest wave and Koa Rothman celebrated both the Biggest Wipeout and Tube of the Year awards.

Grant Baker was also officially crowned as the 2013/14 ASP Big Wave World Tour Champion and given the award for Best Overall Performance.

There were also trophies for Mark Healey, recognized for Biggest Paddle, and Keala Kennelly, who won Women’s Best Overall Performance.

For replays of the waves and pictures from the night click here.

World Extreme Games - Byron doubles up on Games final day

Vince Byron stole the show at the World Extreme Games over the weekend with two BMX gold medals.

The Australian won the BMX mini-mega event on the final day of the Games, adding to the BMX vert gold he celebrated earlier in the week.

X Games legend, American Andy MacDonald, also famous for his doubles skateboarding success with Tony Hawk, also claimed two medals by taking bronze in the skateboard vert and silver in the mini-mega.

The World Extreme Games took place from Wednesday 30th of April to Saturday 3rd of May and awarded medals to some of the world’s best athletes in speed climbing, BMX, skateboarding, inline and FMX.

Formerly known as X Games Asia the event attracted over 71,000 spectators over four days.

For a full roundup of results from each day click here.

The Dew Tour 2014 - New York joins tour as new dates and locations announced

New York City is set to host a brand new stop on the Dew Tour in 2014 after the full schedule for the new season was announced this weekend.

The iconic streets of Brooklyn will be the site of the third stop in 2014 when it holds the City Championships – complete with newly-formed discipline streetstyle in BMX and skateboarding.

The Dew Tour 2014 will also stop in Ocean City, Portland and Breckenridge where the winners of more prestigious Dew Cups will be decided.

Click here for all the information you need on the Dew Tour 2014.

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