Last night the X Games officially kicked off in Minneapolis and the party started on the vert ramp outside of U.S Bank Stadium! As expected, all of the familiar faces were on the deck ready to drop in and they all threw down some wild riding. Here’s a look at how Vince Byron, Jamie Bestwick and Coco Zurita locked down the top 3 spots during the contest! If the videos aren’t loading for you for some reason, check them out on the X Games Website.
Update: Here’s a full highlight video that the guys at Ride BMX put together!
“I’m not gonna be factual, but in my opinion, this was the best vert event in recent history. Everyone rode well, the back and forth of Vince Byron and Jamie Bestwick made for a hell of a contest, and DMC was all right…that’s good with me.” – Ride BMX
“Vince Byron denied Jamie Bestwick’s attempt to earn his 15th X Games BMX gold medal on Thursday at X Games Minneapolis 2017, coming from second place to take the gold on his second run.”
“Jamie Bestwick wins the silver medal in the Fruit of the Loom BMX Vert in the first final of the week at X Games Minneapolis 2017.”
“Coco Zurita wins the bronze medal in the Fruit of the Loom BMX Vert in the first final of the week at X Games Minneapolis 2017.”