If you want to know what kind of bike the 2018 Elite Women UCI BMX World Champion rides, we've got you covered. Next to the Dutch National team, Meybo Bikes also is the bike provider of the TVE Oegema BMX team. Here's what Laura rides. If you are in need of equipment to get a world title, look no further.
Two racers over in Europe are in shape: David Graf (SUI) and Laura Smulders (NED). Both doubled in Belgium at round 1&2 of the European Championships in Zolder, Belgium (home of a 2017 UCI BMX SX World Cup). With over 100 Elite Men entries it wasn't an easy win for Graf. Smulders beat UCI World Champion Mariana Pajon twice for maximum points this weekend. The season has kicked off.
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.
Name: Laura Smulders Number in Rio: 110 Country: The Netherlands Result: 7th
Do you agree that the bronze medal of 2012 in London came a little as a surprise? Laura Smulders: Of course that bronze medal was a little bit of a surprise to me, I was only 18, had been training full time with the national team for one year at that point, and I still looked up to most of the riders that competed there. Nonetheless, I felt my absolute best racing in London, and was one of the fastest around the track, my first straight wasn’t strong enough in the semi finals, but I got it all together in the final and that was my best lap!