martedì 5 maggio 2009

Alli's China Invitational Arrives in Beijing May 8-10

Alli's China Invitational Arrives in Beijing May 8-10
World's Best Skateboard and BMX Athletes Set to Compete in Second Annual Event

BURR RIDGE, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of last year's inaugural international event, Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports begins its second annual China Invitational, held May 8-10 at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium. Held at an Olympic venue, the China Invitational features both skateboard park and vert and BMX vert competitions. The event will be televised in the United States on NBC and across China on BTV6, the sports channel of Beijing TV as well as the China Sports Program Network.

The top professional action sports athletes from around the world will again be competing in the 2009 China Invitational, including '08 skateboard vert China Invitational winner and Dew Cup champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon, four-time BMX vert Dew Cup champion Jamie Bestwick and skateboard park competitor Austen Seaholm. BMX and skateboard vert finals will take place on Saturday, May 9, while skateboard park finals will be held on Sunday, May 10.

Based on their year-end 2008 Dew Tour rankings, the points leaders in the three disciplines were invited to the China Invitational. The complete list of confirmed athletes is as follows:

Skateboard Park Skateboard Vert BMX Vert
Chad Bartie Pierre-Luc Gagnon Jamie Bestwick
Austen Seaholm Andy Macdonald Chad Kagy
Rodolfo Ramos Bob Burnquist Simon Tabron
Carlos De Andrade Adam Taylor Steven McCann
Danilo Do Rosario Sandro Dias Dennis McCoy
Fabrizio Santos Buster Halterman Jimmy Walker
Chris Mendes Renton Millar Zack Warden

NBC will broadcast the China Invitational on Sunday, June 14, 2009 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Time is subject to change so please check your local listings. Fans can also log onto for event results and recaps.

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at

Source: Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports

CONTACT: Nicole Mancuso of Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports,

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