Brian Lopes


Brian Lopes

Infobox Cyclist
ridername = Brian Lopes
fullname = Brian Thomas Lopes



image_caption = Lopes at the World Championships in Fort William
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1971|9|6
height = 5'9"
weight = 160
country = USA
currentteam = Oakley
discipline = MTB–Four-cross
role = Rider
ridertype =
amateuryears =
amateurteams =
proyears = 1989-2007
proteams =
majorwins = flagicon|USA Norba National Championship (9 Wins)
FlagiconUCI UCI World Cup (6 Wins)
FlagiconUCI UCI World Championship (4 wins)
updated = June 26, 2007

Brian Thomas Lopes (born September 6, 1971 in Mission Viejo, California) is a professional mountain bike racer who specializes in four-cross. Lopes started riding BMX in his childhood and turned professional at seventeen years old. [Lopes/McCormack, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills", page 195, ISBN0-7360-5624-6]

He started mountain biking in 1993 and has since won a total of 18 titles – 9 NORBA National Championships, 6 UCI World Cup wins and 4 UCI World Championship titles. [ [http://www.brianlopes.com/index.html Brian Lopes ] ] Lopes has also held world records in bunny hopping, in terms of both distance and height. [Lopes/McCormack, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills", page 195, ISBN0-7360-5624-6]

He was nominated in 2001 for an ESPY "Action sport Athlete of the Year" [Lopes/McCormack, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills", page 196, ISBN0-7360-5624-6] and won two NEA (World Extreme Sports Award) for "Mountain Biker of the Year" in 2000 & 2001. [ [http://www.brianlopes.com/bio.html Brian Lopes ] ] Lopes has also co-written a book, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills" with Lee McCormack. Lopes has also been featured in a videogame; "Downhill Domination" on the Sony Playstation 2.

Lopes is currently sponsored by Ibis, Oakley, Bell, Marzocchi, Shimano, Kenda, Easton, Hayes, Sun/Ringle, Fizik, ODI, & MRP. [ [http://www.brianlopes.com/bio.html Brian Lopes ] ]

External links

* [http://www.brianlopes.com Brian Lopes' Official Web Site]

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