The Olympics qualifying period started on 1 November 2018 and will go until 11 May of 2020. That means we're 6 months in and we've got 12 to go. We decided to give you an update on who is doing well at the moment and who are on the bubble making it to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. But first things first. A little explanation of how this works is needed. Only 9 spots are available for Men and Women at the first Olympic Games in Tokyo. Clearly, that's not a lot, especially when you know hundreds of riders are trying to make it there. During the Qualification period several events count where riders can score points for their nation. The nation ranking in the end is used to see which countries have conquered a spot to ride in Tokyo. The two best ranked riders per nation form the Nation ranking. Their points get added up and that way it's clear to see where their nation is ranked. For the moment the nation ranking looks like this.
Men: 1 AUSTRALIA 6230 2 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 5390 3 GREAT BRITAIN 3458 4 BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA 3360 5 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 3300 6 COSTA RICA 2210
The points chase toward the 2020 Olympic Games has started. During the qualifying period of 1 November 2018 - 12 May 2020 UCI licensed riders particiating at events listed on the UCI calendar can collect points for their Individual ranking. This ranking is updated weekly and includes all points scored at eligible events over the past 12 months from the day the rankings are updated. This can include National Championships, Class 1 (C1) events, Continental Championships, World Cups and World Championships. Please find below the current Individual Park standings for Elite Men. World Champion Just Dowell has scored a total of 4330 points over the last 12 months for instance followed by Brandon Loupos (3650 points) and Daniel Dhers (3580 points).
BMX Career numbers change after each UCI World Championship. The new World Champions get to show off with the big number 1 on their plate and the rainbow jersey on their shoulders. The top 8 numbers are reserved for the finalists but they can either stick with their current career number or show off what place they got at the latest World's. In the Elite Women class the Smulders family already have their jerseys printed. #1 on the back for Laura and #2 for Merel while Judy Baauw has chosen to got for the W3 plate from now on until the UCI World Championships start in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium next year. Sylvain André will rock the #1 plate in Elite Men with Joris Daudet keeping his #33 career number. Mr. De Souza will proudly rock the #3 for a year and get used to Joris Harmsen running the W4 plate, Kyle Evans with the 6 and David Graf turning in the 48 for #7 for the upcoming races. To check all career numbers make sure to hit up the following link:
The World Cycling Centre (CMC) in Aigle is an outstanding multi-sport facility. It is used by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a training centre and features a 200m Velodrome and BMX Super X track. The World Cycling Centre is looking for a WCC BMX Coach 100%. In your capacity as WCC BMX Coach, you will be in charge of training, educating, developing and coaching athletes following training at the WCC.
Description of the position •Detect future WCC trainees •Set clear and achievable objectives for athletes •Be responsible for production and sharing of training plans, competition program and daily coaching of athletes at the WCC, its satellite centres and at competitions •Plan the annual competition schedule and budget accordingly •Be involved in the training of any development coaches or interns at the WCC •Cooperate fully with any other coaches or medical representatives in charge of the athletes •Maintain direct contacts with the organisers and other bodies concerned with securing the participation of WCC riders in national and international competitions.
Profile •You have at least 3 years' experience as a BMX coach or as high-level BMX athlete •You have a sports science degree, coaching qualification or equivalent •Excellent knowledge of current training methods •Excellent knowledge of BMX techniques and tactics •Excellent planning and organizational skills •You are at ease with MS-Office and have good written skills •You have a first aid certificate •You are fluent in English or French; an additional language would be an asset. •Flexibility to travel abroad at weekends.
Start date in position: February 2018 or date to be agreed upon
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