Mike, "Hands down, Mike Day is the best rider in BMX racing today. He makes it look so easy and effortless, as if he's just play riding. Nobody can match his skill... NOBODY."
On the women’s side, the clear favorite is Jill Kintner. Beginning at the age of 14, Jill dominated race after race until she presided over an empire that included more than 70 race wins, the NBL National Series pro title and the 2002 ABA World Championship crown. She then gave up BMX to switch to Mountain Bikes. After an amazing stint as the best female Mountaincross rider in the world, Jill returned to BMX upon learning that it would be included in the Olympics.
"The most impressive thing about Jill is her fearlessness and willingness to be aggressive on the track. If she's not out front, it’s only a matter of time before she makes the moves to get there," says Rupe.
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