Final results UCI BMX Racing World Championships 2019. Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. 27 July 2019. Elite Men: 1 148 van GENDT Twan NED 31.345 2 313 KIMMANN Niek NED +4.109 3 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA +7.137 4 29 RENCUREL Jeremy FRA +9.604 5 87 WHYTE Kye GBR +9.676 6 44 DEAN Anthony AUS +34.956
We've made it to the UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Belgium just to hit the rain once again. The weather was perfect (if you like the heat) when we left and everyone was sweating like a pig but just before the Elite riders could event enter the track for their first official practice in Zolder, it started to rain. Combined with the lightning, thunder and wind it was time to postpone practice and that's where we're at right now. Championship Racing will be held on Saturday and even for tomorrow the weather doesn't look too good. But the show must go on. And if racing was possible at the UCI World's in Zolder in 2015, it will be possible with a bit of rain tomorrow. But the weather can turn around so could be back complaining about the hear again in 16 hours.
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!
Anderson Souza and myself (Jeremy Smith) are spending the some time in Belgium before the 2019 UCI BMX World championships in Zolder kick off. We made our way to the Dessel track and decided to play a game of B.M.X! Unfortunately it ended with a crash haha.
Next to racing BMX just for fun, winning is a big part of it. The first moto win ever feels good for everyone but it doesn’t stop there most likely. Crossing the line in first place tastes like more and being hungry for victories changes the training strategy. Things need to fall into place on the track. The bike needs to be well prepared so no mechanical issues can destroy the plan to win. The BMX track needs to be mastered from the double jumps, the turns, the third straight rhythm section and the technical last straight. Where on the track can you pass the leader when you’re in second? It’s important to figure that out beforehand. It’s no secret that a good start in BMX is crucial so practice as many of those to get the timing right. In comes the power, maybe the least fun part of training for the win, but you can work on strong legs in the gym and will see the results coming out of the gate stronger against your competitors.
We’re not there yet. Do you eat right? Do you drink the right products? Do you take enough rest? How was your warm-up at the race? Did you cool down in between motos? You get the point that it takes a lot to win a race, let’s stand, a championship. Last weekend a lot of countries hosted their national championships where some countries filled up the gate and others raced for the championship with whoever showed up on the gate that day. Still, only one rider can win and the routine is the same for every lap. Getting to race with the national color sleeve for a year is a privilege so congratulations to these champions for having a custom jersey made to show off their accomplishment in 2019: