The start of the 2017 USA BMX Pro season was a much anticipated event – Many riders had a long 2016 season and took some time off after the Olympics and USA BMX Finals. The 2016 USA BMX #1 Pro Joris Daudet and 2016 Olympic Champion Connor Fields both have been getting ready for the new season with training, while Romain Mahieu has done a few events leading up to the season kickoff in Phoenix, AZ. The team all met up in the desert to see how the off season training went, and on Day 1, the day was smooth for the riders. Both Joris and Conor made their way into the main event, with Romain just missing out in the Semi. When the Gate dropped Conor looked to have a good start from the inside, but a elbow and a millisecond of hesitation cost him going into turn number one. Joris was there to capitalize as he was stuck mid pack but navigated his way towards the front. Joris rode a strong lap and would finish up 3rd, while Connor was held back to 8th for the day.
1 TWAN VAN GENDT, VELDDRIEL, NETHERLANDS 2 TRENT JONES, CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand 3 JORIS DAUDET, CORONA, CA / France 4 ANTHONY DEAN, CHULA VISTA, CA / Australia 5 SIMON MARQUART, BERN, Switzerland 6 NIC LONG, HARO/PROMAX, LAKESIDE, CA USA 7 GONZALO MOLINA, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 8 CONNOR FIELDS, HENDERSON, NV, USA
1 BROOKE CRAIN, VISALIA, CA 2 RACHEL MYDOCK, GLENDALE, AZ 3 LAUREN REYNOLDS, ANSWER/RENNEN, AUSTRALIND, WA, Australia 4 ZOE FLEMING, AUCKLAND, New Zealand 5 MARIANA DIAZ, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 6 DANI GEORGE, PALMDALE, CA 7 SABRINA BICE, DFASTSIGNS /POWERLITE / DFR, LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ
Here is a video of the first day in Spain with the Dutch National Talent Team. Keep up to date with the latest news on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bmxtalentteamnl We try to post a video every day as long as we are in Spain at 19:00!
36 international elite riders raced last weekend on the “Winter International” race of “Liga LBR” in Alicante - Spain. Some of the best international teams do their Training Camps every year in south Spain, so the Spaniard riders can enjoy some of the best riders of the euro scene. Two races of the Spain National League “Liga LBR” won by elite dutch riders Laura Smulders, second place for her sister Merel and third for the actual European Elite Champion, German Sarah Sailer.
In men’s class, Mitchel Schotman won the big international race in front of German Champ Luis Breithauer and Felix Jakob from Switzerland.