Vans Kill the Line 2012 riders list announced

Check out who will be among the competitors kicking up the dirt in the French pine woods
A competitor takes to the skies at Vans Kill The Line
Getting some air at Vans Kill The Line © Vince Perraud
By Glen Ferris

Take Europe‘s most renowned trails set in a picturesque landscape and add in the world‘s best dirt BMXers and you’ve got the 2012 edition of VANS Kill The Line.

Descending on the town of Peynier in Southern France on September 1 and 2 this year will be the likes of Corey Bohan, Chris Doyle, Kye Forte, Mike “Hucker“ Clark, Anthony Napolitan, Paul Langlands and last year’s winner TJ Ellis. They and a huge number of other riders will be aiming to impress a crew of judges from France, Canada, the United Kingdom and Austria as they fight it out to dethrone TJ and take home some of the 7000 Euro prize money.

The international BMX pro contest organised by French dirt legend Alex Dropsy and his team at their local spot, is back for the fourth consecutive year. Massive new jumps and the rebuilt line through the legendary Peynier Trails are guaranteed thanks to master builder Bérenger “Guilb” Cordier – who placed 3rd in 2011.

Located close to the city of Aix en Provence in a beautiful Mediterranean surrounding, this year's event will take place over two days with qualifications and the Best Trick on Saturday, a BMX evolution exhibition on spot, the finals on Sunday afternoon and an open-air party on Saturday night. Entrance for spectators is free.

Expect a line-up of the world's best BMX riders at Vans Kill The Line
Kicking up the mud at Vans Kill The Line © Vince Perraud

The complete line-up of riders so far is…

Anthony Napolitan (USA)
Corey Bohan (AUS)
TJ Ellis (USA)
Chris Doyle (USA)
Mike “Hucker“ Clark (USA)
Kye Forte (UK)
Rob Darden (USA)
Paul Langlands (NZ)
Dave Dillewaard (AUS)
Brian Hunt (USA)
Heath Pinter (USA)
Matt Priest (UK)
Alejandro Caro (COL)
Bas Keep (UK)
Luke Bridges (AUS)
Jed Mildon (NZ)
Markus Hampl (GER)
Mike Saavedra (USA)
Patrick Guimez (FR)
Nicholi Rogatkin (USA)
Simon Moratz (GER)
Ben Hennon (UK)
Maxime Charveron (FR)
Desmond Tessemaker (NED)
Jeremy Muller (FR)
Greg van Tulder (BE)
Lima (UK)
Lluis Lacondeguy(ESP)
Max Bimar (FR)
Justin Fouque (FR)
Tom Bridges (AUS)
and many more...

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