Bestwick, Enarson, Byron Win Asian X Games

Dew Tour riders shined at the Asian X Games in Shanghai, China, with Jamie Bestwick winning vert, Dennis Enarson taking street and Vince Byron topping the mini-mega competition.

Seeing Bestwick’s name on top of the leader-board is a pretty common sight, but at the Asian X Games, Jamie had his work cut out for him.

Jamie Bestwick, downside-whip like it was a jokeJamie Bestwick, downside-whip like it was a joke

Simon Tabron was on fire during the BMX vert finals, and in the end there was only one point between Bestwick in first and Tabron in second. Tabron brought the heat with two 900s, can-can-x-up-540s, and perfect style, but Jamie’s double-downside-whips, down-whip-to-x, and completely pretzeled 540-invert gave him the win.

Simon Tabron, can-can x-up 540Simon Tabron, can-can x-up 540

Third place went to Austin Coleman who was also in the double-whip game (regular and downside), along with flair variations, and one big smile when the results were announced.

Austin Coleman, can-canAustin Coleman, can-can

Following vert, both BMX street finals and the BMX mini-mega contest took place, with a slew of Dew Tour riders taking home medals in the competitions. The podium at the BMX street finals was swathed in Nike 6.0 orange, as US team members Dennis Enarson and Garrett Reynolds claimed first and second and UK rider Jason Phelan rounded out the top three.

Enarson used his smooth style to claim the gold in Asia after finishing in the Dew Tour’s top 10 in both park and dirt in 2009. Dew Cup champ Garrett Reynolds started out shaky but returned to his usual form to finish second. He threw a new trick, the backwards grind up the round rail to 180 out.

Closing out the Asian X Games was the mini-mega contest. On a scaled down version of the X Games’ mega ramp, Australia’s Vince Byron walked away with gold, and pretty much came out of nowhere to finish in eighth place in the Dew Tour’s vert standings last year. Kevin Robinson claimed silver and backed up his third-place finish at the final Dew Tour event last season. And after claiming bronze in the vert competition to kick things off, Austin Coleman earned his second bronze of the event in mini-mega.

Vince Byron, tailwhip



1. Jamie Bestwick
2. Simon Tabron
3. Austin Coleman
4. Coco Zurita
5. Vince Byron

1. Dennis Enarson
2. Garrett Reynolds
3. Jason Phelan
4. Kyle Baldock
5. Chris O’Donnell

1. Vince Byron
2. Kevin Robinson
3. Austin Coleman
4. Morgan Wade
5. Anthony Napolitan