If you're all about numbers, you'll like the fact that for the first time ever at a UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup there were enough Women entering the event to have a semi-final as the next phase. 38(!) Women signed up for the first Olympic Qualifying event in Chengdu which is an amazing number considering 5 girls entered the very first World Cup only a couple of years ago. With the growing number also comes progression of the riding. 24 Women made it to the semi final and good eyes will notice Caroline Buchanan's 4th place finish in her first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup event. The former UCI BMX Racing and MTB World Champion is getting involved in Freestyle and was off to a good start in China finishing right behind Perris Benegas, Lara Lessmann and a ruling Hannah Roberts. From 24 riders a cut will be made to 12 on Saturday 3 November for Sunday's final. It's time to follow the ladies of freestyle.
2018 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Women Qualifying results, Chengdu, China: 1. ROBERTS Hannah 2. LESSMANN Lara 3. BENEGAS Perris 4. CAROLINE Buchanan 5. DUCARROZ Nikita 6. POSADSKIKH Elizaveta
Today Pre-Qualification took place at the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu, China. Divided over three groups 62 riders signed up to join the top 50 already qualified riders that made the trip to China. The open contest gives riders the chance join the World Cup event and show that they have what it takes being one of the best Park riders on this planet. 23 spots were open to form tomorrow's 64-rider field. After missing several 2018 World Cups due to injury Declan Brooks (GBR) as well as Drew Bezanson (CAN) showed that they belong in that group by finishing first and second today. Also Andrew Ahumada (AUS) is in for Friday's qualification phase as well as Takagi, Camacho, YOG gold medalist Brandes, Manuel Leiva, Madona and Zebolds all coming from a different country. Kieran Reilly didn't have to 360 double whip to 360 to make it through but
he wrapped up today's top 10 in Pre-Qualifying. So who else isn't done yet at the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu below.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Pre Qualification results, Chengdu, China. 1 Declan BROOKS 88.50 pts 2 Drew BEZANSON 80.00 pts 3 Andrew AHUMADA 79.75 pts 4 Toshio TAKAGI 76.25 pts 5 Camacho JONATHAN 75.25 pts
FINAL Results Women UCI BMX Freestyle PARK WORLD CUP, CHENGDU, China NOVEMBER 4-5, 2017 1 12 ROBERTS Hannah USA 87.60 2 9 LESSMANN Lara GER 84.20 3 11 PEREZ Macarena CHI 81.60 4 10 MARINO Angie USA 75.80 5 8 MINATO Oike JPN 73.40 6 7 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI 68.00 7 4 POSADSKIKH Elizaveta RUS 66.00