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Introducing Simone Barraco

20-year-old Simone Barraco is the first Italian BMXer to get an X Games invite

Updated: June 14, 2012, 1:43 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | XGames.com

In the beginning of May, footage of a Nike trip to Israel surfaced featuring Nike BMX riders Alex Kennedy and Simone Barraco. The four-minute 30 second video featured Kennedy (from the U.K.) and Barraco's (from Italy) daily excursions throughout a 12-day visit to Tel Aviv, and the BMX world quickly took note. "Barraco and Kennedy's highly technical approach to the style is certainly pleasing to the eye. This is one video, regardless of where your interest lies in BMX, you should watch. ...

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