The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Nyquist and Nina Buitrago (BMX Freestyle) have been elected to represent their respective disciplines on the UCI Athletes' Commission. The election was held during the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling, in Chengdu, China, where all Elite athletes competing in these disciplines were eligible to vote. For BMX Freestyle, two Americans have been elected to the Commission: Ryan Nyquist won the vote (70,3%) from a list of four male candidates, while Nina Buitrago won 71,05% of the votes from a list of two female candidates.
Members of the Commission are elected for a four-year mandate running to the UCI Congress in 2021.
In line with the new voting system introduced this year to increase the number of members on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, applications are now open to candidates from the BMX Freestyle discipline. Elections for the representatives – one man and one woman for each discipline – will be held during the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, from November 8 to 12. Under the new voting system, not only will the number of athletes on the UCI Athletes’ Commission increase, but there will be men-women parity across all disciplines. All representatives on the Commission will be elected for a term of four years, from the 2017 UCI Congress to the 2021 UCI Congress. To be eligible, candidates must be currently active in the sport or have retired within the last four years before the election date.
Further information, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.
The final list of candidates, as well as more information about the voting procedure (exact venues and timetable) will be published on the UCI website on November 6th, before the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
Any athletes participating in the BMX Freestyle competition in Chengdu will be eligible to vote for one
After season-long competitions that saw the most consistent athletes crowned UCI World Cup winners, the best event organisers are also being rewarded.
Stakeholders at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup have voted for the best event of each of the series, taking into account different criteria including organisation, venue, course/track and atmosphere. The winner is….UCI BMX Supercross World Cup: Santiago del Estero (ARG).
The Argentinean city hosted the first of five rounds that made up the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. The hospitality, “awesome” but not too difficult track, good organisation, full grandstands and relaxed atmosphere earned it the “best event” vote of the series.
Name: Joris Daudet Number in Rio: 33 Country: France Result: Quarter final
How big was your struggle even making it to the Olympics? Joris Daudet: It was not a big struggle for me, I had a good season with no injuries, so I knew a little bit before that I would be in the team.
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