Daniel Dhers, from Caracas, Venezuela, had an exceptional breakout year in 2006, when he clinched the Action Sports Tour title in fine style. He went on to defend his AST title in 2007 and 2008, and also won X Games gold medals in the Freestyle Park discipline in the same years.
Since those early victories, Danny has continued to win tournaments all over the world, including further X Games gold medals in 2010, 2011 and 2013. He also picked up wins in the mini ramp category at the BMX Worlds in 2009 and at Arnette O Marisquiño XIII in 2013. He is a four-time Dew Cup BMX Park champion, and was named NORA Cup Ramp Rider of the Year in 2008.
Born in 1985, Danny only took up BMX at the age of 11 because all his friends had bikes. He began to take the sport more seriously when his parents moved to Buenos Aires when he was 16, which gave him the chance to develop his skills against a wider circle of riders, and in 2004 he was invited to the ramp mecca of Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania. Danny hasn’t looked back since.
His special talent is for fast and insane lines, employing a smooth style and an ability to consistently land the big tricks with ease. From his very first day on the Dew Tour in 2008, when he debuted an opposite downside whip flair, it became clear that his was a special talent.
- Age: 28
- Height: 1.70m
- Weight: 61kg
- Nationality: Venezuela