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Lost in Translation: Christian Balmaceda

Updated: September 21, 2008, 7:33 PM ET

BMX is blowing up in Latin America, and several of the relatively unknown riders here in Mexico City happen to rank as the best of the best in their respective countries. One such muchacho is Christian Balmaceda, the Argentinean standout who showed up to practice nearly an hour earlier any of the other athletes today (he was tail-whipping the gap while course designers were still welding a nearby rail) and kept on ripping until the skaters took over. Only Sean Sexton joined him on the course.

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