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Bestwick six-peats

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Just when it seemed like Jamie Bestwick finally might have some challengers in BMX Vert, he reminded everyone at X Games Los Angeles what it meant to be untouchable. He led the contest by 14 points to complete just the second six-peat in X Games history in June. Bestwick's runs included new combos (downside tailwhip to turndown) and older tricks he had on reserve, including the flair double whip. Later in the summer, Bestwick won vert at the Dew Tour Beach stop with ease, taking his eighth consecutive overall BMX Vert title at the Dew Tour. No one else has ever won a Dew Cup, and at age 41, Jamie Bestwick remains unstoppable on the vert ramp.