For Immediate ReleaseTHE UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP FEATURED IN INAUGURAL DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
UCI and the Dew Action Sports Tour announce the inclusion of the UCI BMX Supercross as a specialty competition at the Tour’s fourth event, Sept 8-11 2005 at the HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA USA.
â€œWe are very excited to be able to include the UCI BMX Supercross in the highly anticipated and prestigious 2005 Dew Action Sports Tourâ€?, said Johan Lindstrom, UCI BMX Sports Coordinator.
â€œThis will be an excellent opportunity to show BMX racing at its best and gives us a platform to promote BMX racing in a format we can expect in the 2008 Olympicsâ€?
â€œWe are pleased to be hosting a leg of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at the Toyota stop in San Jose in September 2005, as one of our specialty competitions. The UCI has evolved the sport of BMX and we are enthusiastic about its involvement with the Tour. BMX Supercross is a great compliment to our park, vert, and dirt BMX disciplines,â€? said Wade Martin, General Manager of the Dew Action Sports Tour.
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier international BMX racing series featuring three rounds in Europe and North America, with the finals being held together with the Dew Action Sports Tour. With 8 riders going head-to-head on a highly technical BMX track, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup features BMX racing in an exciting and spectacular format, tailor-made for the very best BMX athletes in the world.
Owned by NBC Sports and Clear Channel Entertainment-Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuts in June 2005. The Tour boasts five major multi-sport events, the biggest competitive purse in action sports, a million-dollar bonus pool based upon year-end standings, and the largest network and cable television broadcasting commitment for action sports events.
A series of five major events with a cumulative points system, the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour will consist of multi-sport and entertainment festivals covering over one million square feet in both indoor and outdoor venues. In addition to the primary sports of skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross, each Tour stop will feature a unique â€œspecialty compâ€?, such as BMX Supercross or snowboarding. At season’s end, the Tour will award champions in skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, dirt & vert) and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event will include live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive activities.
The Dew Action Sports Tour schedule and founding sponsors’ respective entitled events are as follows:
Event One June 9-12, 2005 Panasonic Louisville, KY
Event Two July 7-10, 2005 Right Guard Xtreme Denver, CO
Event Three August 18-21, 2005 VansÃ£ Portland, WA
Event Four September 8-11, 2005 Toyota San Jose, CA
Event Five October 13-16, 2005 PlayStationÃ£ Orlando, FL
Union Cycliste Internationale
Founded in 1900, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of all international cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling and represents the associations of 173 countries and their National Cycling Federations. USA Cycling is the UCI affiliated National Cycling Federation in United States, and is governing BMX under their umbrella organization National Bicycle League (NBL).
The UCI is the liaison between the International Olympic Committee and the National Cycling Federations, managing rules, rankings and calendars for all cycling disciplines. The UCI is also the sole owner of the UCI BMX World Championships and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
In 2003, the International Olympic Committee announced together with UCI that BMX racing will be included in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, bringing BMX to a whole new level of prestige and excitement.
NBC Sports Ventures
NBC Sports Ventures, the business development arm of NBC Sports, produces 80 hours of programming annually for the NBC Television Network including the ADT Golf Skills Challenge, American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, Jeep World of Adventure Sports, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge & the International Auto Show.
Clear Channel Entertainment â€“ Motor Sports
Clear Channel Entertainment â€“ Motor Sports owns, produces and promotes specialized, motor sports events primarily staged in stadiums and arenas. The company stages over 600 events per year and produces over 250 hours of television programming, featuring such premier properties such as THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series; USHRA Monster Jam Presented by Ford Trucks & Advance Auto Parts; Hooter’s IHRA Drag Racing Series & IFMA Freestyle Motocross. Clear Channel Entertainment-Motor Sports, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYUSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home, advertising industry.
For further information:
Union Cycliste Internationale
Alice Van Gilst
Dew Action Sports Tour
Erin Gaughan 212/664-3989
Mike McCarley: 212/664-5528