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.
The 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series was held over 6 races. Three double race day weekends are now behind us and Frenchman Sylvain André walked away with his first World Cup title. It came down to the very last race where especially Connor Fields (USA) still had a shot at the 2017 UCI World Cup title but Sylvain used the support from back home to make it happen in Argentina. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) grabbed third in front of Dutchies Dave van der Burg (4th and Twan van Gendt (5th). 143 riders scored points this season and here is how they ended up.
2017 UCI BMX SX World Cup Final standings: 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 645 2 FIELDS Connor USA 620 3 NYHAUG Tory CAN 535 4 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 495 5 VAN GENDT Twan NED 460 6 RAMIREZ YEPES Carlos Alberto COL 370 7 SHARRAH Corben USA 345 8 KIMMANN Niek NED 325 9 MOLINA Gonzalo ARG 295 10 EVANS Kyle GBR 285
The final UCI BMX SX World Cup race of the season brought BMX fans to the stands at the Santiago del Estero Sports complex. After a full afternoon of high level racing on Sunday the results were as follows:
UCI BMX SX World Cup results Round 6, Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
Round 5 visits the popular track in Santiago del Estern in Northern Argentina. Dr. Jason Richardson take you through the racing in the penultimate round on tour. Pete Dylewski is in the pits taking you behind the scenes with the riders.
Connor Fields and Mariana Pajon put it together today in Zolder, Belgium winning the final in changing weather. Fields' win puts him in the leader position after three rounds while Laura Smulders holds on to the lead in the Women class after placing 6th today. Today's final results and the 2017 UCI BMX SX World Cup standings are listed below.
Results Elite Men, UCI BMX SX World Cup #3, Zolder, Belgium. 1 11 FIELDS Connor USA 1 31.727 2 192 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 3 31.951 3 5 TREIMANIS Edzus LAT 4 32.419 4 44 DEAN Anthony AUS 5 32.810 5 49 NYHAUG Tory CAN 8 32.957 6 194 VILLEGAS Federico ARG 7 33.544 7 24 SHARRAH Corben USA 2 33.770 8 48 GRAF David SUI 6 1:14.308
Elite Women Final results UCI BMX SX World Cup round 3 1 100 PAJON Mariana COL 2 35.828 2 210 CHRISTENSEN Simone DEN 3 36.080