|1985||Date of birth: july 13, 1985.|
|early years||Angel Layos, www.etniesbmx.com: Sergio Layos was born in 1985 in Madrid, Spain. He first threw his leg over a BMX bike at 11 years of age, and, after two years of riding, began to progress in a country where sponsors didnt exist, where you could count the skateparks in the city on one hand, where most people only care about soccer and bulls. With the full support of his family, Sergio, at only 13 years of age, placed 2nd in the Expert division in a World Championship in Portugal. Due to his apparent natural talent, he soon found a sponsor and crossed the ocean for the first time, where his destiny lay in Austin, Texas. Ruben Alcantara lives part-time in Austin, and has been friends with Sergio ever since Sergio started BMX. Thanks to Ruben, Sergio got to ride for 20 days among the greatest riders around: Taj Mihelich, Joe Rich and Ruben himself. On the way back to Spain, Sergio's entire way of thinking about BMX had completely changed. It was totally new and revolutionary. From that day on, Sergio began to grow|
|1999||Sergio Layos, etnies.com: In 1999 the Worlds were in my hometown of Madrid. Right after that I got sponsored by Fly Bikes. Two years later I was traveling around Europe to a bunch of contests and going on all the trips I could sleeping on floors or wherever I could, just having fun riding. That was one of the best things ever and then I thought to myself that I would like to be doing this for a long time; traveling is one of the things I like the most.|
10th place pro park @ 2001 Euro X-games, Barcelona, Spain, july 19-22, 2001.
Interview in Ride BMX UK april 2002.
7th place pro street @ 2002 Worlds, Cologne, Germany, july 2002.
3/6 turndown to x-up sur le spine.
2nd place pro park @ Euro X-games 2002.
Le jeune homme de 17 ans fait vraiment plaisir a voir. Niveau riding cest du Alcantara version jeune. Il ne sarrête jamais, va a 300 a lheure, exploite toute laire avec des figures dhomme. En plus il est cool, que demande le peuple.
11th place pro park @ 2002 X-Games, Philadelphia, august 15-19, 2002.
Zride Vizion video.
12th place pro street @ Toronto Metro jam, march 2003.
6th place pro street @ FISE, Montpellier, april 17-21, 2003.
Interview dans le Soul 25 de mai 2003.
3rd place pro street @ 2003 Worlds, Beja, Portugal, june 26-29, 2003.
Props Road Fools 12, august 2003. Sergio Layos was a last minute addition to the crew, and he killed everything.
Bike check in Ride BMX UK october 2003.
Interview in Ride BMX US january 2004.
COVER OF CREAM.
Sergio Layos au Japon par Manu Sanz en couverture du Cream 4 de janvier 2004.
11th place pro dirt, 17th place pro street and 9th place pro mini ramp @ 2004 Worlds, Cologne, Germany, june 24-27, 2005.
Interview in Ride BMX US november 2004.
|2005||COVER OF DIG.
Sergio Layos in South Africa on the cover of Dig 44, january 2005. Photo by Joe Rich.
4th place pro dirt, 3rd place pro street and 3rd place pro mini ramp @ 2005 Worlds, Prague, Czech Republic, june 1-5, 2005.
1st place pro bowls @ Twenty jam, Carmaux, France, july 9-10.
Interview in Ride BMX US november 2005.
FLY UNO VIDEO.
|2006||COVER OF BMX PLUS!
Sergio Layos lookback at Woodward West on the cover of BMX Plus! may 2006. Photo by Cody York.
Interview in Ride BMX US june 2006.
RIDE UK COVER.
Sergio Layos lookback somewhere in Spain on the cover and interview in Ride BMX UK june 2006. Photo by Manu Sanz.
|2010||COVER OF RIDE US.
Sergio Layos with a downside whip on the cover of Ride BMX US january 2010. Photo by Ryan Fudger.
|2011||RIDE US COVER.
Ride BMX US december 2011. After a long day of trying to ride and shoot photos during their week in California without much luck, we made a last-ditch attempt to get something done at this spot. After driving for 45 minutes to get to this spot, Sergio Layos didnt have the luxury for warming up for this tailwhip before the sun went down. But as you can see, all of our efforts paid off in the end. Photo by Jeff Zielinski.
|2012||BMX RIDER COVER.
Sergio Layos on the cover of BMX Rider Germany issue 1 may 2012. Photo by by Vincent Perraud.
Sergio Layos on the cover of Dig #95 july august 2013.
Rome wasnt built in a day, and neither was this metal/dirt capsule configuration in Guadalajara, Mexico. In fact, it took Clint Reynolds about five times longer than it would normally have (thanks to less than stellar Mexican welding equipment); ten days to be exact. And it only took Sergio Layos about one second to whip around it (times multiple dozens of loops over the course of a few days). Photo by Rob Dolecki. Artwork by Chris Piascik.