FINAL: Chad Kagy Wins BMX Vert
X GAMES, LOS ANGELES For the first time in nine years, the BMX Freestyle Vert podium is topped by someone not named Mirra or Bestwick. Chad Kagy edged fellow BMX legends Jamie Bestwick and Simon Tabron to take his first gold in the event.
Kagy, one of the Woodward Crew from State College, Penn., electrified the STAPLES Center crowd with a run that topped stiff competition and was punctuated by a flatspin barspin flair. It was the first time the signature trick had been landed in competition.
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