2013 Red Bull R.evolution BMX race
Red Bull R.evolution
For the second year in a row, 36 of the world's best BMX race professionals descended on Mellowpark in Berlin for Red Bull R.evolution -- a pro-level BMX race that takes speed, technique and BMX jumping skills to the next level.
Danish BMX pro Chris Christensen backflips during practice at Red Bull R.evolution.
The weekend was not without its fair share of midrace spills. This crash, involving Twan van Gendt, Joris Daudet and Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepez, set the course for Connor Fields to take the win.
Canadian 2012 Olympic BMX race athlete Tory Nyhaug, right, struggles to keep from going over the handlebars midjump.
Team USA 2012 Olympic BMX athlete Connor Fields takes a run through one of the many track corners. "The track and all the fans who came here were unique. Winning at an event like this is great," said Fields.
Connor Fields leads Corben Sharrah, Vincent Pelluard and Collin Hudson through a set of wooden rollers at Red Bull R.Evolution.
The track will remain in Berlin's Mellowpark after the event and serve as a venue for a UCI Supercross World Cup race next year. Mellowpark also features indoor and outdoor skateparks, BMX trails and living quarters for visiting BMX riders.
Boasting one of the largest BMX Race track jumps of all time, along with the fastest start ramp speed and the highest step up in BMX Supercross, the Red Bull R.evolution track featured a combination of dirt, wood and metal. Many of the riders in attendance considered it one of the best tracks in existence.
At the gate
Riders line up at the starting gate prior to the final race of the night.
From left: Renato Rezende from Brazil (second), Connor Fields from U.S. (first) and Vincent Pelluard from France (third). "This is fantastic. Today's race was just so much fun! It was an incredible event," said Fields after taking the win.