Anthony Messere competes at the Silver Style Jump Jam near Vernon.

A grand for Surrey rider

Cyclist wins top prize at Silver Style Jump Jam

Anthony Messere of Surrey pocketed $1,000 for a win Saturday at the Silver Style Jump Jam at Silver Star Bike Park near Vernon.

The Red Bull pro rider and prerace favorite won in the open/pro category, and scored 88 points in the final. Kelowna’s Tom Van Steenbergen scored 80.5 to place second, with Noah Brousseau of Vernon taking third place with a score of 75.5

Messere, 18, had also placed first in another Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMB) event, doing so at the 2012 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is currently eighth in the FMB World Tour Ranking.

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