The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) met from 2 to 4 May in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). Following its approval by the Management Committee, the UCI also publishes today the full calendar for the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Cup.
The discipline's flagship series will get underway in Rotorua, New Zealand, with two rounds, on 10 and 11 February. This will be the first time that the country - which hosted the 2013 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Auckland - will host BMX Racing’s flagship series. Built in 2019, the current track at Rotorua BMX Club - home club of London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker - measures 440m and was the venue for the 2023 Oceania BMX Racing Championships. Rotorua is also known for hosting mountain bike events, most notably the discipline’s UCI World Championships in 2006.
The third and fourth rounds of the series will take place in Brisbane on 24 and 25 February. This will be a first for the Queensland capital. Australia becomes a regular stopover for the UCI BMX Racing World Cup, having staged rounds in 2008 (in Adelaide, which also hosted the 2009 UCI World Championships) and again in 2020 (in Shepparton and Bathurst). The Brisbane BMX Racing track is part of the Sleeman Sports Complex, the Olympic training centre for Australian BMX Racing and track cycling specialists, as well as athletes from many other sports.
USA Cycling and Woodward - a global experiential action sports company - create a pathway for riders of all abilities with their new partnership lasting through 2028. From beginner BMX riders all the way up to Team USA, this partnership provides a constant platform for learning and progressing year-round. In addition to hosting the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle Nationals Championships and the USA Cycling Olympic Development Academy, Woodward becomes the official training facility and sponsor to the BMX Freestyle National Team.
“This partnership between Woodward and USA Cycling furthers my commitment to coach and support U.S. BMX athletes and encourage riders of all ages and abilities to pursue their dreams,” said
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I hope you enjoy watching a behind the scenes of the first BMX Freestyle event at the Olympic games in Tokyo. A bronze medal was secured by myself and Charlotte Worthington came through with a breathtaking Gold medal. Featuring the man James Jones (rider), Charlotte Worthington, Jamie Bestwick (Coach), Richard King (Manager), Kye Whyte, Bethany Shriever.
Logan Martin is the first Olympic Gold Medalist in BMX Freestyle. Born and raised in Logan QLD he has spent a lifetime dedicated to his craft, and although he has reached the highest levels in his sport; an Olympic Gold is now his most decorated achievement. Logan is the kind of guy who I enjoy talking too... Deliberate, motivated, focused and thoughtful. This was a brilliant chat!
GB’s Charlotte Worthington wins first ever BMX freestyle Olympic gold with history-making trick, America’s Hannah Roberts claims silver, Switzerland’s Nikita Ducarroz wins bronze. Charlotte Worthington completed a backflip 360 - the first time the trick has ever been performed in women’s competition - which blew away the Ariake Sports Park, and was enough to beat a near-perfect first run from three-time world champion Hannah Roberts, who finished in second. Switzerland's Nikita Ducarroz just pipped Roberts' American team-mate Perris Benegas to the bronze medal.