Lucena, Baguio riders dominate BMX eventsBy Karen Boncocan
MANILA, Philippines – It was a successful second leg that saw Lucena and Baguio riders dominate BMX events in the recently concluded Cobra Energy Drink-Urge Ride Rules Tour 2nd Leg at the Starmall Las Pinas last June 15.
Jose Buisan of Lucena bested other BMX Stunt flatlanders, including long-time BMX Street veteran Daniel Garcia from Baguio City, taking first in the BMX Street contest.
Buisan impressed judges with his mega spins and rollin tricks while Mac Andrei Magbuhos also of BMX took third. Negros Occidental Representative Paolo Gepolango took second place.
In the MTB Box Jump Contest, Alben Santos bagged first place, using his BMX experience to the MTB event, landing perfectly from his own version of the backflip and some 360 big airs and defeating Max Galsim, whose 360-one hander and Morgan trick, was good for second place. Alvin Dacanay a surprise entry took third.
James Lang, considered a dark horse in the tournament, of Team Lang from Pasig City performed the Backside Can-Can, 360 Table Top and 360 Tailwhip, finishing first. Noli Baga from Team Parugang of Angeles City took second with his man of steel trick Superman Big Air while Henry Chan from Navotas and leg champion in 2012 won third.
Garcia from Baguio City bagged first place in his event, landing his 360 floater and Bar Spins.
An Ilonggo from Bacolod City Negros Occidental, Tzuko Benaban, Tzuko, landed a bunny hop 360 bar spin. Taking 3rd is another Team Parugang product, Hermes Rakes from Angeles City Pampanga.
This is the first time that there were no top three winners in the NCR.
In the Box Jump, it’s Hermes Rakes, first, Joshua Rolodan, second; and Ed Siapno, third.
The event was presented by Cobra Energy Drink, the country’s no. 1 energy drink and proud supporter of world-class Filipino talents and events that bring out the best qualities of the Filipino and Urge Events “We Create, We Moved”. Other sponsors were DC Shoes, Dickies, INQUIRER.net, Starmall Las Pinas, G Spot, DZAR Sunshine Radio 1026, Pinas Newspaper, Business Mirror, Solar Sports, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, and Daily Tribune.