Daniel Dhers is nothing if not consistent – consistently the best, that is. An exceptional breakout year in 2006 – in which he clinched the Action Sports Tour title – made the Venezuelan the man to beat in 2007 and no one could get near him. He went on to defend his AST title in 2007 and 2008, adding consecutive X Games gold medals for good measure.
That success couldn’t be in sharper contrast to a low-key start to the sport: Danny only took up BMX because his friends got bikes. But his attitude changed when his parents moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he was 16. This gave him the chance to develop his skills against a wider circle of riders and, more importantly, a bigger and better park.
To this day, Danny continues to compete, garnering great success at the likes of the X Games and BMX Worlds. He was also crowned the first ever FISE World Series Champion in 2014. But these days he spends a lot of his time reaching out to the next generation, with his focus shifting to more of an ambassador's role in promoting his sport across the globe.Read more