MADISON, Wis. – November 7, 2006 – The 2006 BMX Vert competition season came to an end on Sunday, Oct. 29  with the LG World Championships held in Dallas Texas at the Reunion Arena. For Mongoose Vert pro Simon Tabron, it closed another chapter of success and dedication to the sport he loves.
 
Simon was still a bit sore from the knee/ankle/foot injuries from Florida two weeks earlier but he soon forgot about the pain as he soared over the comp’s massive 14.5’ vert ramp.
 
Tabron qualified in 2nd place for the finals, confirming to himself that he'd recovered enough from his injuries to have some fun in the finals.
 
“After putting a really clean first run together, I found myself in 2nd place behind Chad Kagy with one chance left to change things around,” said Tabron. “For run two I decided to try a 900 straight into another 900. It's been an ambition of mine for a while but it’s basically impossible! I spun the first 900 at about nine feet, hoping to land smooth enough to keep speed for a second but it just wasn't quite enough and I had to settle for 2nd place! Still, it was the biggest 900 I had ever done!”
 
Simon’s big 900 landed him the “Hard Trick Award” and he was able to close out a great season.
 
“I have had one of the best years of my life in competition and would like to thank all of my sponsors, Mongoose, Adidas, LG, Bell Helmets, Eastpak bags and Clive Mitchell Cycles (who build my wheels) for their constant support and encouragement,” said Simon. I couldn't do it without such great sponsors and friends!”
 
Simon’s 2006 competition results:
 
Simple Session, Estonia, 1st place
UK Soul Bowl, 1st place
LG World Tour Richmond, VA, 1st place
Dew Tour, Louisville, KY, 1st place
LG World Tour, Amsterdam, 1st place
BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany, 1st place
LG World Tour Birmingham, England, 2nd place
X Games, L.A.  3rd place vert
X Games, L.A.  3rd place vert best trick
Dew Tour, Portland, OR,  4th place
LG World Tour, Berlin, 1st place
LG World Tour, Paris, 1st place
Dew Tour, San Jose, 3rd place
Dew Tour, Orlando FL,  5th Place
Dew Tour Year-End,    4th place
LG World Championships,  Dallas TX,  2nd place
LG World Championships,  Dallas TX,  Best trick winner
         
Congratulations, Simon. It has been one hell of a great year.

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