Join us LIVE at the Rider’s Corner with Sylvain Andre and David Graf in Heusden-Zolder ahead of tomorrow's 2019 UCI BMX World Championships. Sylvan Andre is the defending 2018 UCI BMX World Champion whilst David Graf will be looking to upgrade his bronze medal from 2015!
Papendal has been awarded the BMX world championships in 2021. That is what the international cycling union (UCI) announced during the World Cycling Championships in Innsbruck. At the start of May, during the World Cup BMX at Papendal, Papendal, KNWU cycling union and sports marketing agency TIG Sports expressed the ambition to organize the BMX world championships in 2021. In mid-July, the bid was offered to the UCI, with support from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), the Province of Gelderland and the Municipality of Arnhem. Today the UCI announced the award during the World Cycling Championships in Innsbruck.
"The World Cup competitions at Papendal have been a great success for years. We trust that the
UCI BMX World Championships Elite Men results - Baku - 09 Jun 2018
1 ANDRE Sylvain FRANCE 26 31.476 300 2 DAUDET Joris FRANCE 27 31.482 250 3 DE SOUZA FILHO Anderson Ezequiel BRAZIL 22 32.602 200 4 HARMSEN Joris NETHERLANDS 26 33.547 185 5 SHARRAH Corben UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 26 38.091 170 6 EVANS Kyle GREAT BRITAIN 25 55.000 155 7 GRAF David SWITZERLAND 29 1:05.425 140 8 VAN DER BURG Dave NETHERLANDS 25 1:20.211 125 9 DEAN Anthony AUSTRALIA 27 115 10 KOMAROV Evgeny RUSSIAN FEDERATION 30 115 11 NAVRESTAD Tore NORWAY 22 110
Team USA has arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships. Twelve U.S. athletes will race for a chance to take home the rainbow jersey in both Junior and Elite divisions, including reigning UCI World Champions Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.) and Alise Willoughby (Chula Vista, Calif.), along with 2016 Olympic gold medalist Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.). More than 2,000 athletes representing over 50 countries are expected to ride in the five-day event from June 5-9, with the finals scheduled for Saturday, June 9.
“The team is excited as we head into the World Championships in Baku,” said Jamie Staff, USA Cycling's Performance Director, BMX & Sprint Track. “Obviously we had much success last year in Rock Hill, but we realize we have our work cut out for us to repeat that again. We have finished off preparations with some training in Paris at the French BMX facility to get the riders in the right mindset for the race. I know our top athletes are now ready, and they will give it their best shot.”
The U.S. elite lineup also features: Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif.), silver medalist at the 2017 USA Cycling BMX National Championships; two-time Olympian Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif.), who is racing in his 10th World Championships; two-time Olympian (2012, 2016) Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.); 2018 USA Cycling BMX National Championships silver medalist Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.); and Mika Shaw (Bailey, Colo.), who has three top 20 finishes in this year’s UCI World Cup circuit.