The final stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup is happening this weekend at the Gold Coast. 70 Elite riders made the trip to sunny Gold Coast. It’s the first time a UCI World Cup is taking place in Oz, a country which has produced many great riders in the past. The place, supported by AUS Cycling, was a big investment but can now be used for international events, clinics, trainings or all of the above. The Hot Box indoor facility is located only 200 meters from the outdoor park so as a BMX rider living at the Gold Coast isn’t a bad thing. It’s surfer’s paradise too so you get an idea of the place. Add many surrounding concrete parks, Logan Martin’s backyard, the giant Beenleigh Park, some BMX tracks and you could change Surfer’s Paradise into Biker’s Paradise just as well. Having events in new places always brings the explore factor up and there’s plenty to do out here in Oz.
After some days of open practice, a press day followed before the event really kicks off with a full day of BMX Park practice on Thursday. Friday will see Men Qualifying where things will get hectic.
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Top 4 standings before the last stop in Australia.
Women Park: 1 ROBERTS Hannah USA 1770 UCI World Cup points 2 LESSMANN Lara Marie GER 1620 3 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI 1590 4 WORTHINGTON Charlotte GBR 1440
Men Park: 1 JEANJEAN Anthony FRA 1820 UCI World Cup points 2 MARTIN Logan AUS 1800 3 CHRISTOPHER Marcus USA 1490 4 FOX Brian USA 1240