To view the latest individual ranking (dated 12.12.2007), click here
The even more important Nations Ranking (which counts for the Olympic Games qualification) has also been updated. In the Nations Ranking for Men, USA is currently ranked 1st, with the Netherlands 2nd and Australia 3rd. For the Women Nations Ranking, USA has a slight lead over New Zealand, with France ranked 3rd.
The Nations ranking is based on the countries top 3 riders (starting from the 2006 BMX World Championships). The Nations Ranking will function as the main qualification criteria for countries Olympic Games qualification. To view the Olympic Qualification criteria, please see Part XI of the UCI rule book on the following link;
2007/2008 UCI CALENDAR
The 2007/2008 BMX Calendar is posted on the UCI website. Being the Olympic year, the calendar is running from 1 August 2007 to 1 June 2008, ending with the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships. See link
2007 SEASON WRAP-UP
The 2007 BMX season will go down in the history books as one of the most competitive and spectacular ever. With the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicking off in Madrid, Spain, it was the start of a great series with amazing racing. Khalen Young (AUS) took a surprising win in front of the world’s best, confirming that he was back and here to stay.
While the BMX Supercross World Cup took a break, the world’s best BMX racers headed to Victoria, Canada for the UCI World Championships to fight for gold medals and rainbow jerseys. The 2007 UCI BMX World Championships were held on a fantastic track, and creating some amazing race action. Many were quoted as saying it was “the best World Championships ever”. Kyle Bennett took an emotional win in Elite Men coming back from years of injury. Shanaze Reade (GBR) secured her position as number 1 in her first year as an Elite Woman. Junior, Swiss rider Yvan Lapraz could have won the “play of the year” title, coming from dead last to win the Junior Men final. Magalie Pottier (FRA) was the only one to double, winning in both Junior Women and Junior Cruiser Women.
Jonathan Suarez (VEN) won the Elite Men Cruiser title, with Sarah Walker (NZL) grabbing the Elite Cruiser Women rainbow jersey. Fausto Endara (ECU) took the win in Junior Cruiser Men class.
With only a few weeks to charge their batteries, the very best headed for the 2nd round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Beijing, China. The event was not only a BMX Supercross event, but would also function as an important test event for the Olympic Games and be the only time the athletes could get acquainted with the massive Olympic track.
It would be an understatement to say that riders and teams where impressed by the Olympic track and venue. As well as the spectacular and demanding track, the heat and humidity added another level of difficulty for the athletes. In the end, Donny Robinson (USA) coped with the exhaustion and showed his determination, taking a narrow win over Robert De Wilde (NED). For the first time, the Women were to compete on a full-blown BMX Supercross track. Not only did they conquer the big start ramp, but with the amazing skills of today’s elite women the racing action was brought to a whole new level. Shanaze Reade (GBR) took an emotional win in front of (returning MTB superstar) Ann-Caroline Chausson (FRA).
The 3rd round of the BMX Supercross was once again organized in conjunction with the AST Dew Tour, this time in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). With an amazing setting in downtown Salt Lake City, the BMX Supercross track was ready for some intense race action. This however didn’t happen, when the skies opened up and forced the finals to be cancelled. The time trials were declared the official results, and the world’s fastest BMX’er (no elbows included) Mike Day (USA) took his first BMX Supercross win.
The 2007 UCI BMX Supercross finals headed once again to Fréjus, France and the massive Roc d’Azur festival. This time the Elite Women were also invited, creating a spectacular racing show and frenzy in the French crowd. Laetitia le Corguille (FRA) took a strong win in front of the cheering crowd. Marc Willers (NZL) created an upset and took his first BMX Supercross win.
The ever consistent Robert “Afro-Bob” De Wilde (NED) took home the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross Champion title in front of Donny Robinson (USA). Amongst the women, Laetitia le Corguille (FRA) grabbed the overall title in front of Gabriella Maria Diaz (ARG).
Look for the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross double-DVD (more than 3 hours of race action!) to hit the shelves in January 2008. This is a must for every BMX fan.
2008 UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP
UCI is pleased to announce the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, the world’s premier BMX racing series with an increased prize money purse of over $100’000. The 2008 series will be feature over five rounds on 3 continents.
8-9 Feb 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 1, Madrid, Spain
12-14 April 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 2, Australia Adelaide*
10-11 May 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 3, Copenhagen Denmark*
26-27 Sep 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 4, Salt Lake City USA (tbc)
10-11 Oct 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 5, Fréjus France*
*featuring women class as well
The first round will be held at the newly constructed indoor arena Palacio de Deportes in downtown Madrid. The BMX Supercross event will be accompanied by a Red Bull BMX Freestyle and FMX show and exhibition, promising an action packed event in front of the Spanish crowd. Please visit the official website.
The second round of the BMX Supercross World Cup will be held in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Showgrounds. This indoor venue will feature the Women class as well as Elite Men and is at the same site as the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. Please visit the official website;
The third round will be held in Wonderful Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. The event promises to be spectacular with a permanent track being built in a former speedway arena close to the center of Copenhagen. More information on the 4th round will soon be published on the UCI website.
The final round of the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross will once again be held in Fréjus, France in conjunction with the Roc d’Azur Festival, 10-11 October 2008. In 2008 the event promises to be even more exciting, being scheduled in the evening under lights.
For more information please visit the UCI website;
2008 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TAIYUAN, CHINA
The work has begun in Taiyuan, China, preparing for the biggest BMX event of the year – the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships. The city of Taiyuan, with its population of 3.4 million, is located in the Shanxi district southeast of the capital Beijing. For more information, please visit the following link, the UCI BMX World Championship page
2008 OLYMPIC GAMES
There’s no doubt that the most anticipated BMX event ever is the 2008 Olympic Games, which will be held 20-21 August 2008. With a very successful test event last August, the UCI is confident that the track and venue are ready to receive the best 32 Men and 16 Women in the world.
The UCI has launched a webpage solely dedicated to the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. For information such as schedule, track layout etc
For more information on the actual Olympic Games, please visit the official website;
For ticket purchase and information, click here.
UCI BMX RULE BOOK
The 2008 UCI BMX Rule Book has been totally revised and re worked in order to be ready for the new season. The new UCI rule book is now published on the UCI website; please visit www.uci.ch