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Brazil Worlds 2006 – Greatest comebacks.


The Elite mens final has produced many great comebacks over the years in World Championship finals… Unfortunaltely all the videos are not online for us to share with you. For three years out of four in the 90’s the winner made the move in the last turn or right on the line.. Holmes past Stumphauser in 96, Purse pipped Romero on the line in Canada 97, and De Wilde swooped Leveque in the last turn at Valet France in 99. All exciting races and memorable moments…

Brazil 2006 was another 20″ title that slipped through Randy Stumphauser’s fingers. If anyone deserved a 20″ World title in his Pro career then it was Randy. At least he had 5 cruiser World titles to his name by the end of his impressive career. The track in Sao Paulo was ridiculously LONG!! Around 100 metres longer than a regular track. The Elite riders raced back to back in the block format so for Javier Colombo to still have the legs coming out of the last turn was pretty impressive. The adrenalin takes over when you’re in second place in a World final chasing down the leader that’s for sure…

You need to watch the Elite final from 5.59 minutes on the video… Stumpy takes the lead, Javier Colombo slots into second around the first turn from the outside and then it’s on. Being in the stands watching this was one of my greatest worlds moments, the atmosphere was nuts! The race being held in South America and the first and only ever Elite World title that was won by a South American rider, in front of a home crowd, although Javier is Argentinian all the South American’s embraced his victory.. Party time!

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There will be memorable moments like these no doubt at the World Championships next month in Birmingham. Make sure you are there to experience the greatest race the UK will have seen. You can not miss this opportunity. Check out www.bmxworlds.co.uk

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