Paris/Chelles, FRANCE (August 6, 2019) – Stakes are raised this week as skaters advance to the fourth and final qualifying stop of the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Paris/Chelles, France August 9-10. The penultimate competition remains a pivotal stop for VPS tour challengers and regional talent, as the final field will be determined for the VPS World Championships, to be held in Salt Lake City on September 6-7.

The brand-new, custom park terrain spec Vans Cosanostra Skatepark de Chelles welcomes the world’s top talent as Vans Park Series heads to France for the first time in VPS Tour history. The crème de la crème of park terrain skaters in Europe and abroad are expected to skate this week, as Vans hosts both the VPS Europa regionals and the last global tour qualifier event, back to back.

Brazilians Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp are leading the pack with two event wins under their belt, and aiming to continue their winning streaks into Salt Lake, while VPS Select Pro Tom Schaar makes his triumphant return to competition after battling an injury, building up even more excitement in the competitive race. French skaters Shani Bru and Vincent Matheron will be big national names to watch as they vie to earn one of the top five Tour Challenger spots in the World Championships.

Trailer: Paris - Chelles, France - 2019 Men's & Women's Pro Tour

Kicking off the week’s competition, the Vans Park Series Europa Regionals event will take place on Thursday, inviting local talent to register and compete for their chance to join the Championships field. Winners of the Europa Regional event will advance directly to the final stop in Salt Lake City, promising a diverse medley of international style in the grand finale, and harvesting new talent for next year’s circuit.

Expect to see tour favorites and exciting event wildcards such as CJ Collins, Chris Russell, Ronnie Sandoval, Lizzie Armanto and more to be confirmed! Tune in Saturday, August 10 on vansparkseries.com, and follow @vansparkseries on Instagram for live updates.

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VPS Europa Regionals

Thursday, August 8

VPS Europa Regionals - Women’s

Open for Registration

VPS Europa Regionals – Men’s

Open for Registration



Vans Park Series Pro Tour - Competitor Field

(Latest Confirmations as of today)

FRANCE

Men’s

Select Pros

CJ Collins (USA)

Cory Juneau (USA)

Pedro Barros (BRA)

Roman Pabich (USA)

Tom Schaar (USA)

Tour Challengers

Cedric Pabich (USA)

Josh Borden (USA)

Karl Berglind (SWE)

Robin Bolian (FRA)

Vincent Matheron (FRA)

Tour Wildcards

Chris Russell (USA)

Curren Caples (USA)

Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

Paris - Event Wildcards

Hugo Westrelin (FRA)

Jordan Thackeray (ENG)

Martino Cattaneo (CHN)

Raney Beres (USA)

Women’s

Select Pros

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)

Yndiara Asp (BRA)

Tour Challengers

Shani Bru (FRA)

Mami Tezuka (JPN)

Tour Wildcards

Lizzie Armanto (FIN)