BIU - Round 4
Itadori, Japan 2000

Story and photos from Ambassador Kenichi Iwasa

This section was called "Dragon." Elite and Master riders had to drop off from the top to the "rolling roll," as Kenichi puts it... Only Thierry Klinkenberg (Belgium) and Marco Hosel (Germany) could make it through.


Dani Comas having a go at the section


Someone going through the start of the "Dragon"


The famous pond section. This year, it was harder than usual... Keigou tried the most dangerous way to drop off into the pond.



Cesar won the 2000 world championship!


Kenichi said, "these guys surprised us so much." But of course they did! From left to right: Nelson Reis (Brisa), ?, and Christiano Santos (Brisa)

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See some pics of Petr Kraus' Orange Zero prototype bike!