In a post Olympic year the interest in the UCI BMX SX World Cup was expected to be less than usual. With record numbers of participants in Papendal as well as Zolder, reality showed otherwise. The back to back racing between The Netherlands and Belgium also proved to be a success as riders from overseas could hit up 4 races in two weeks time. Laura Smulders (NED), like many of the other girls, had raced the Papendal and Zolder tracks several times before but didn't have to deal with a jet lag at the beginning of the season. Argentina is a rough one for everyone (travel-wise) but the TVE-Oegema rider held on to her red plate to the end. With two wins in Argentina Mariana Pajon (COL) did what she needed to do and claimed 2nd overall just in front of Simone Christense from Denmark. 58 ladies scored points. Here is how they ended up.
Elite Women UCI Nations Ranking as of 13 June 2017: 1 (1) NETHERLANDS NED 2890 2 (2) COLOMBIA COL 2120 3 (3) RUSSIA RUS 2006 4 (4) UNITED STATES USA 1795 5 (5) AUSTRALIA AUS 1625 6 (6) DENMARK DEN 1302 7 (7) GERMANY GER 1096
Elite Women 2017 UCI BMX Nations Ranking (as of 9 May 2017) 1 (2) NETHERLANDS NED 2245 2 (4) COLOMBIA COL 1785 3 (1) UNITED STATES USA 1765 4 (5) RUSSIA RUS 1486 5 (3) AUSTRALIA AUS 1455 6 (8) GERMANY GER 970 7 (11) DENMARK DEN 952