Lopes at the World Championships in Fort William
|Full name||Brian Thomas Lopes|
September 6, 1971 |
Mission Viejo, California, United States of America
| Norba National Championship (9 Wins)
UCI World Cup (6 Wins)
UCI World Championship (4 wins)
|Infobox last updated on
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.
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. Lopes has also held world records in bunny hopping, in terms of both distance and height.
He was nominated in 2001 for an ESPY "Action sport Athlete of the Year" and won two NEA (World Extreme Sports Award) for "Mountain Biker of the Year" in 2000 & 2001. 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.
On April 13, 2012, Lopes won the first race of the new cross-country eliminator World Cup series in Houffalize, Belgium.