NEWS: Red Bull R.Evolution 2013: The beginning of a new BMX Race era!
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USA finally gets their big win for 2013

And yet another step of BMX Race Evolution – The 2013 edition of Red Bull

R.Evolution, the most innovative BMX Race event of the year, took centre

stage at Mellowpark in Berlin today. In the hotly contested final it was

Connor Fields (USA) who took top honours with Renato Rezende (BRA) und

Vincent Pelluard (FRA) coming in second and third. Desmond Tessemaker (NED)

left the crowd deeply impressed with his spectacular tricks and was crowned

55DSL Rebel of the Day. The race track, which was packed with dramatic

obstacles, had been specifically re-designed with this event in mind and will

serve as a venue for one of next year’s official UCI Supercross World Cup


BERLIN (GERMANY) – The concept of Red Bull R.Evolution is unique – already

last year the innovative event inspired the international BMX scene, and the

2013 edition presented itself as an even more refined version focusing more

on Race in its original sense. Boasting the biggest BMX Race track jump of

all times (16 metres), the fastest start ramp speed (70 kilometres per hour),

the highest step up in BMX Supercross (9 metres), and various materials such

as dirt, wood, metal and paving stones being used for the very first time -

the Red Bull R.Evolution track was a unique record setting course. At a soldout venue, the 2013 edition wrote yet another chapter in BMX Race history.

The enthusiastic crowd at Mellowpark experienced it first-hand - (R)Evolution

has not simply continued over the weekend, it is truly well under way! “This

is fantastic, today’s race was just so much fun! It was an incredible event,

absolutely amazing. The track and all the fans who came here were unique.

Winning at an event like this is even greater,” said contest winner Connor


36 athletes from eleven different countries took part in the race. Among

them - 30 of the UCI World Ranking’s best riders as well as several Olympic

athletes. With leading stars such as last year’s winner Twan van Gendt

(NED), Connor Fields (USA), currently third in the World Ranking, and World

Championship bronze medal winner Luis Brethauer (GER), it was clearly the BMX

elite who had descended upon the German capital for Red Bull R.Evolution.

Every single run was met by enthusiastic fan applause rewarding the riders

who relentlessly pulled off tricks such as Backflips and 360s on the gigantic

ramps. During the final, the atmosphere reached its climax when the six

athletes who had made it to the last round let the breathtaking scene push

them even further. A crash early on involving Twan van Gendt (NED), Joris

Daudet (FRA) and Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepez (COL) set the course for

Connor Fields (USA) who took the lead and crossed the finish line 0.633

seconds ahead of Renato Rezende (BRA) and Vincent Pelluard (FRA) who took

second and third places respectively. “I am so happy. I really love this

track with its huge jumps,” said the Brazilian. Frenchman Pelluard was also

extremely excited. “I was lucky that I wasn’t involved in the crash during

the final. The atmosphere and the track here are amazing. I hope to come back

to Mellowpark next year.”

This year’s edition also crowned a brand new king: For the 55DSL Rebel of the

Day Award, the audience voted for the most rebellious rider of the event. 22-

year-old Desmond Tessemaker convinced the crowd with his dramatic Backflip

during the LCQ round, crowning himself official 55DSL Rebel of the Day. “It’s

great to be today’s 55DSL Rebel of the Day,” said the Dutchman. “Today, I was

really up to something and everything went well, the Backflip on the major

kicker in particular.”

The track will remain in Berlin’s Mellowpark also after the event and serve

as a venue for an official UCI Supercross World Cup race next year.

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1 Connor Fields (USA)

2 Renato Rezende (BRA)

3 Vincent Pelluard (FRA)

4 Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepez (COL)

5 Joris Daudet (FRA)

6 Twan van Gendt (NED)

Photos: RedBullContentPool/Daniel Grund and David Ulrich


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