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BMX team roster just went golden

Marin Rantes, Declan Brooks and Daniel Dhers now ride TSG



We are super excited to announce the addition of three brand new BMX riders, Marin Rantes (CRO), Declan Brooks (GBR) and Daniel Dhers (VEN) to our Global BMX Team.

TSG’s BMX global team roster just went golden with the inclusion of three of the disciplines brightest and boldest stars: Croatian 2021 UCI World Championship winner Marin Rantes; UK’s Tokyo BMX Freestyle Bronze medallist Declan Brooks; and the legendary Venezuelan master of freestyle and park and winner of Silver at the Tokyo Games, Daniel Dhers.

We are really proud of all the squads who ride TSG protection

I. Best BMX team ever

They join veteran team members Daniel “the flying Dutchman” Wedemeijer, a medal winning local of the Area51Skatepark and coach to the future stars of Dutch BMX; Australian star of the Vans flicks, Illustrated and Welcome to Cult and 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup world Champion Jason Watts; Olympian and UCI, national and NASS multi-medal winning German freestyler, Lara Lessmann; Vans Pro Cup winner, and arguably the best female bowl rider in the world, Teresa Fernandez-Miranda; Anthony Jeanjean, an Olympian, European Champion and French Champion; and the newest recruit to the squad, and one of the most respected bowl and park riders on the planet Paul Thoelen.

Not the sort of team you would want to challenge in a game of quick fire tricks.

Declan Brooks TSG BMX Team Rider Adrenalin Alley

Declan Brooks. Photo by @adamlvphotography

“We are really proud of all the squads who ride TSG protection,” says TSG founder and CEO Ruedi Herger, “but especially of our newly fired up BMX crew. Marin, Declan and Daniel will bring so much raw talent, dynamism and pure fun to what is already a solid crew of rippers and they are going to test our protection kit to its limits wherever they ride.”

II. Daniel decided for TSG even before he signed up

“I’m psyched to be biking for a brand I’ve looked up to since I was a kid,” says legendary BMX star Daniel Dhers. Daniel won the Silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, rocking the Meta helmet before he had even signed up to the team. Daniel is no stranger to the podium, with 5 gold XGames medals, the first ever FISE World Series Championship gold and medals from the Baltic Games and UCI circuit.

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Daniel Dhers TSG BMX Team Rider

Who can resist that laugh? photo by Donald Barros

III. Marin is stoked to join the TSG BMX family

Croatian rider Marin Rantes is also amped to be shredding under the gold standard protection of TSG: “TSG are like family,” he glows after joining up. “And they make the most comfy helmets and pads.” Marin first made a name for himself when his arsenal of whips, flips and spins earned him the title of best BMX rider in Croatia and since then he’s won a host of titles, including gold at the 2018 UCI World Cup and 2021 UCI World Championships. No surprise then that he’s pegged as one of the best freestyle BMXers in the world.

Amazing brand with the most comfy helmets and pads

Read more about Marin Rantes here

Marin Rantes TSG BMX Team Rider

The best rider from Croatia and beyond.

IV. Declan has never felt safer than with his new TSG helmet

Rocking the Dawn helmet and hailing from Portsmouth, in the UK, Declan Brooks is the last – but certainly not least – additive to the team, and joins sporting a shiny new bronze medal from the BMX Freestyle contest at the Tokyo Olympics. “I’m super stoked to have been put on the most prestigious protection brand in the actions sports world,” declares Declan. “And I’m looking forward to working with TSG for many years to come.” With a bronze at the European BMX Championships, in Valmiera and silver in the Freestyle World Cup in 2019, Declan now has his sights trained on the Paris Olympics, so if you want to see some world-class trickery head down to his home spot, Adrenaline Alley.

I’m riding the TSG Dawn Helmet and I have never felt safer.

Get to know Declan Brookes

Declan Brooks TSG BMX Team Rider

Feeling at home in Adrenalin Alley. Photo by @adamlvphotography

The BMX team rides with these TSG helmets and pads:

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