Urban Games 2004

Clapham Common was the place to be for the 6th annual Sprite Urban Games. It proved to be a summer hot spot for freesport fans as thousands flocked to the event to check out the amazing talents of world-class athletes.

Finnish skater Jussi Korhonen ruled the vert ramp for the whole weekend, leaving UKs Pete King and Dave Allen to take 2nd and 3rd place. The Street skate comps were led by the Brit boys. Danny Wainwright led the action on Saturday and managed to beat Flynn Trottman into 2nd place. On Sunday Darryl Cashman pulled some awesome stunts during his flawless run including a backside tailslide big spin out down the handrail to take first place from Ross McGouran and Ben Raemers.

All of the BMX disciplines contained high-energy action. The European King of Dirt competition was won by Australian Ryan Guettler with Cory Nastazio and the UK’s own Kye Forte in 2nd and 3rd. A battle took place in the BMX Vert High Air between the best talent from the UK and Canada. Jay Miron and Mike Mullen won joint 1st place for their 10.5ft high air. Josh Harrington proved his consistent ability by taking 1st in the Street final on Saturday and Sunday. Ryan Guettler continued his prize-winning weekend for 2nd and Ben Wallace from England took 3rd place in both comps.

The Vert ramp was the stage for fierce competition between Zach Shaw, Jay Miron and Matt Fairbairn. This was the final placing after Zach’s no footed flare, which drew a huge cheer from the crowd.

The BMX Flatland competitions showcased the incredible talent of Frenchman Alex Jumelin who won with Austrian Michael Sommer in 2nd on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Bold Dog team continued to amaze the crowds in the Nokia FMX zone. Riders including Jamie Squibb, Dave Wiggins and Chris Birch could be seen across the common, performing higher and faster stunts on the new ramp.

The B-Boy arena was a hive of activity for the whole event. The UK Freestyle Session was won by the local ‘One Motion’ crew who dominated the competition. The ‘Pokemon’ crew from France rocked the arena for the European Freestyle Session, with the Finnish ‘Flo-Mo’ crew in second place. On Sunday, Brahim and Rudolphe from the French ‘Pokemon’ crew won the 2 on 2 crown.

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Photos coming soon!

 

Sprite Urban Games was supported by Vans, Nokia, Yoz, Xbox, Kiwi, Hip Hop Connection, Oxy and the European King of Dirt.

 

Thanks to Alison at Radiator PR for sending me this review.