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
Talking shit, complaining, heckling, there's too much of that going down these days. The internet has made it easy for keyboard monkies to tell the world what's wrong. Getting out there and make a difference, that's what counts. The crew over at Café Willoughby are firing up their first event to show how much fun BMX racing can be. The Café Willoughby Holeshot Challenge is taking place in Chula Vista on November 6th from 6pm-8pm and we caught up with Sam Willoughby to see what the plan is.
What's the main idea behind the Sam Willoughby holeshot challenge? Sam Willoughby: Well it's the “Cafe Willoughby” Hole shot race. But it's really unfair to just have my name to it as Tyler Brown is the brains and work horse behind it. Basically the idea came about from our smash hit show on Monday nights at 6pm Pacific time live on Facebook (CHECK IT OUT!). A hot topic on the show has been prize money, the races being boring blah blah blah. So conveniently Tyler runs a track! And most these pros hate racing because it gets in the way of training so we thought screw it! We will put a race on that caters to both, A holehsot race! We are going to put up prize money and run this thing under the lights with an amp-here that all BMX racers want!
In the years I worked for GT Bicycles (1996 - 2001) the international product presentation was always a good time. New products to show, bicycle lovers around, drinks and food aplenty, and media present to take photos of the new products. FATBMX had to miss the 2018 GT product presentation in Nevada but luckily enough we got sent the photos of the special night. Gary Turner (the GT in GT) showed up for it as did trial guru Hans "no way" Rey, England's Dale Holmes (DHR), Box Components' Toby Henderson, GT factory riders, TM Steve Spencer and product manager Ben Ward who explained the new GT BMX Racing product to all listening. GT has been good in creating a family and it's great to see them backing BMX year after year.
Tioga Supported riders Sylvain Andrea and Laura Smulders were both going for the overall 2017 UCI BMX World Cup title. With riders like Connor Fields, Tory Nyhaug, and Marian Pajon also in the title hunt, it would make for a great last stop of the 2017 UCI World Cup tour. Here is a recap of the Tioga BMX Pro riders at the event.
Made to be raced - Pride Racing was created to design and develop different high-end BMX racing parts that we could not find at the time. At Pride Racing, we live and breath BMX racing. Leveraging our experience we cumulated over the years : riding and working in the industry, we also involved top riders straight from the beginning of the Brand to work with us on product development.