Javier Mendizabal wins best pro at Vans Downtown Showdown, Italy


Vans Downtown Showdown

September 12th, Torino (Italy)


The very first edition of the European Vans Downtown Showdown hit Italy today and exceeded all expectations.

The famous Lingotto Building (formerly the Fiat factory and test track) was a stunning and perfect backdrop for this unique skate jam. Taking over one side of the oval roof looking out at Torino city and the Olympic bridge, the three brightly coloured obstacles created an interesting contrast to the industrial race track. The space was limited to 300 people and those lucky enough to attend were packed around each obstacle, keen to see what the pro teams from Alai, Blueprint, Clich