Britain’s Black Sheep are Vans’ finest at this year’s Shop Riot

Who says that black sheep cannot skate? They did so splendidly and won this year's Vans Shop Riot contest.

Who says black sheep can’t skate? They did so splendidly and won this year’s Vans Shop Riot contest.

In a dramatic finish, this year’s Vans Shop Riot, a contest of the best skaters among sales staff in European skate shops, has come to an end. The best teams from across Europe met in Leeds, England, to fight it out. Black Sheep, a U.K. store, mercilessly exploited their home advantage—a distinctly partisan crowd carried the sheep to a splendid victory over the other finalists. Last year’s winner Streetmarket, a shop in the Czech Republic, had to settle for second place this year. The best trick, an excellent cab flip, which won an extra prize, was performed, however, by Ruben Rodrigues from the Portuguese shop Ericeira’s.

ize, was performed, however, by Ruben Rodrigues from the Portuguese shop Ericeira’s.

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