Tuesday Jul 01, 2014

Extreme Weekend Roundup

This weekend we were completely blown away by some of the talent on display in competitions across the world.

We saw one of the best ever Red Bull X-Fighters, the return of the Dew Tour in historic circumstances and stacked lineups at the FMB World Tour and British Downhill Series.

There was also world class diving at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series and an incredibly close contest in the opening Street League Skateboarding event of 2014.

That's a total of of seven different action sports and we have all the competition news from every single one in this week's Extreme Weekend Roundup. Enjoy!

Dew Tour 2014: 10 out of 10 for Jamie Bestwick

Jamie Bestwick nails a tailwhip on his way to a tenth Dew Cup

The Dew Tour returned this weekend with the first event of 2014, the Beach Championships in Ocean City, Maryland, and it did not disappoint.

Jamie Bestwick broke all kinds of his own records by winning BMX Vert for tenth time in ten years to add yet another Dew Cup to his already packed trophy cabinet.

The Brit’s decade of domination has seen him win evey BMX Vert event there has ever been since the inaugural event in 2004. He’s also bagged nine-consecutive X Games golds.

But he had to fight hard for victory on the beach over Vince Byron and Simon Tabron, coming out on top by just 0.75.

The were also wins for Dew Tour legends Bucky Lasek in Skate Bowl and Pierre-Luc Gagnon in Skate Vert, while Andy Buckworth lifted his first Dew Cup in BMX Park. Click here for all the news, results, highlights and pictures from the Dew Tour Beach Championships.

The next stop on the Dew Tour is Portland Oregon on August 16th and 17th. To celebrate the return of the Dew Tour why not catch up on past events on the Extreme Sports Channel. Check our TV listings here.

FISE World Series: Results and Highlights from Andorra

 The FISE World Series took over the mountain resort of Vallnord this weekend 

Two huge events in the extreme sports world joined forces this weekend with FISE World Andorra hosting an FMB World Tour Gold Event in Vallnord.

Belgian rider Thomas Genon took victory in the Mountain Bike Slopestyle event with a brilliant final run, which he had to pull off without knowing the score of his closest rival Antoine Bizet.

The win moves Genon to the top of both the FMB World Tour Gold and the FISE World Series MTB standings with the opening round of the new Diamond Series starting this week.

Huge crowds in Vallnord at FISE World Andorra also saw Daniel Dhers win the BMX Spine event, after an epic battle with Alex Coleborn, while 16-year-old Daniel Grant won the Wakeboard Pro and Julien Cudot was top of the pile in the Roller Spine.

Click here for all the results and highlights from FISE World Andorra and click here for a FULL REPLAY of the FMB World Tour Gold Event in Vallnord.

Red Bull X-Fighters: Pagès wins best ever contest

 Pag├Ęs unveiled his world-first Bike Flip to win in Madrid 

Red Bull X-Fighters returned to its spiritual home in Madrid this weekend and fans were treated to one of the best competitions in the history of the event.

Tom Pagès stunned the crowd at the famous Las Ventas bull-fighting arena by unveiling the first-ever Bike Flip to be performed in competition.

The Frenchman’s progressive moves were too much for Australian Josh Sheehan, who came second, despite stomping three double backflips over the course of the night.

And even points leader Levi Sherwood, who revealed his new Rowdova Flip could not stop Pagès from winning his first event of the season.

Red Bull X-Fighters may have visited Madrid for the past 13 years, but Spain has never seen a show quite like this one.

Click here to check out the insane highlights clip from Red Bull X Fighters: Madrid.

The next event on the tour is in Munich on 19th July.

British Downhill Series: Athertons double up in Wales

 Rachel Atherton loving life on her way to victory in the BDS 

A stacked field flocked to Round 4 of the British Downhill Series this weekend but no one could stop Gee and Rachel Atherton from topping the podiums for the second year running.

With the Downhill World Cup taking a long break the country’s best riders took to the track in Llangollen, one of the steepest and most technically challenging around.

Wet weather also didn’t help but Gee Atherton was able to hold off Joe Smith by almost three seconds to claim victory.

Danny Hart finished third with Josh Bryceland, who won his first World Cup in Leogang recently, and Sam Dale rounding off the podium.

Rachel Atherton won the elite women’s event ahead of World Cup points leader Manon Carpenter and Jessica Greaves.

The next race on the British Downhill Series calendar is the fifth and final event and takes place at Bike Park Wales on 13th and 14th September.

The men's podium gets messy with Gee Atherton on the top step again

Red Bull Cliff Diving: Hunt makes it two in a row

English sport might not be on top of its game at the moment in some disciplines but in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Englishmen cannot be stopped. Gary Hunt sealed back-to-back wins in the series this weekend with victory in Inis Mor, Ireland following on from his win in Fort Worth, Texas in Round 2.

With Blake Aldridge leaping to his first win on the tour to kick the season off in Cuba, English diving has a firm grip on the 2014 series.

Three-time World Series Champion Hunt may have been forgiven for taking it slightly easier in Ireland after recording the highest score in the competition’s history in Round 2.

But the 30-year-old produced another dazzling display of diving to earn 488.40 points and beat Steven LoBue to the top spot by 13 points, with Jonathan Paredes just further 0.20 back in third.

Click here to see all the highlights from Round 3 of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. The next stop on the tour is Kragerø , Norway on 12th July.

 Steven LoBue takes on the 28m drop know as Serpents's Lair 

SLS World Tour: Nyjah sneaks opening round

Nyjah Huston won the opening round of the Street League Skateboarding series with a narrow victory in Chicago this weekend to pocket a $100,000 prize.

The American battled hard all night with Shane O’Neill who, despite posting the highest score of 9.8 with a massive switch double flip, ended up in third.

While Luan Oliveira edged into second Huston’s consistency in the control section gave him victory to follow on from a dominant display in the SLS Pro Open qualifier back in May.

He already has a ‘golden ticket’ for entry into the SLS Super Crown Championship as he seeks a third Street League World Tour title.

The next event on the tour is in Los Angeles on 27th July. 

 Huston takes his place at the top of the podium once again 

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