Basagoitia wins Qashqai Urban Challenge round three in Madrid

Paul Basagoitia (Kona Clump) took top honors at round three of the Qashqai Urban Challenge in...

Paul Basagoitia (Kona Clump) took top honors at round three of the Qashqai Urban Challenge in Madrid, Spain, a street competition last weekend, and retained his overall lead in the series.

In the final runs, the top 12 riders were attempting new lines. Basagoitia chose the left-side line, which contained two small jumps into staircase landings. He 360'ed the first jump and tailwhipped the second. He followed those two jumps with a no-foot can over the box, walltap, and wallride into a stretched out superman on the box jump. Next, he did a no-foot can transfer from concrete block at the top of the stairs down to another staircase landing before ending with a flip up the step-up, 360 on the step-down, and a backflip table on the last jump.

From the first to the second round, riders stepped up their level, so Basagoitia thew in a tailwhip on the stair section gap. The bike made it around, but Paul did not land perfectly into the staircase and crashed on the concrete.

Round 4 continues May 25-26 in Cologne, Germany with a park style competition.

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