Chris Doyle wins VANS Kill the Line 2012
Posted 09/03/2012 by Vans Europe
US trail riding legend Chris Doyle wins the 2012 Vans Kill the Line with classically smooth riding and 2 perfectly dialed runs that showcased signature Doyle style with 360 turndowns and crowd-pleasing inverts. Michael “Hucker” Clark was the only rider to flip the stepdown and took second place with burly moves, consistent runs and big tricks. Last year’s winner TJ Ellis climbed the podium again with a 3rd place finish thanks to runs that consisted of flip trick variations through the middle set of jumps. Simon Moratz from Germany took home the “UNIT Best Trick” and 1,000 Euro Prize money.
For the 4th consecutive year 55 of the world’s BMX dirt elite – among them Anthony Napolitan (USA), Rob Darden (USA), Kye Forte (UK), Paul Langlands (NZ), Dave Dillewaard (AUS) and many more -- came to the legendary Peynier Trails in the South of France to compete for an overall prize money of 7.000 Euro on the famous line through the pine woods of Peynier.
More than 6.000 spectators witnessed 16 finalists battle it out over 9 jumps strategically placed throughout the Peynier Trail. The level of riding was high and the vibe was relaxed while Dave “Hank” Cleworth (UK), Paul Rak (CAN), Patrick Haebig (AUT) and Fabien Conry (FRA) judged the riders below near perfect weather.
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