Name: Carlos Alberto Ramirez Racing number: 278 Hometown: Medellin, Colombia Elite Men UCI World Cup Ranking 2018: 9
Being in 9th in the UCI World Cup Ranking, what's your goal for the last two rounds in SDE? Carlos Alberto Ramirez: I would really like to just go out there and enjoy the racing but of course ride my way to the main events and fight for the podium positions and why not get my first ever SX win.
Is the Olympic qualifying period on your mind when you're doing races after 1 September? Carlos Alberto Ramirez: Yeah for sure the qualification will be on my mind! We all know we gotta earn those spots for our country!
What's the best section on the track in Santiago del Estero? Carlos Alberto Ramirez: I would say the third straight, gotta love how tight and technical that Rythm section is!
How long is your travel from home to Rounds 7&8 in Argentina? Carlos Alberto Ramirez: The travel is not that long but it is a bit tiring due to the lay-overs! I fly Medellin - Bogota. Then Bogota - Buenos Aires, that is 6 or 7 hours. Then swapping airports! And
Stop 3 & 4 of the 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup headed to the famed Papendal, Holland SX track. One of the largest and fastest tracks on the circuit, Papendal always delivers some incredible racing and 2018 was another history making event. Niek Kimmann was once again the rider to beat and on Saturday, no one could do that. Laura Smulders continued her winning ways as well, and then on Sunday, it would be a Tioga rider sweep on the Elite Mens Podium with Sylvain Andre taking the win, Twan van Gendt finishing 2nd, and Dave Van Der Burg in 3rd. On the Women's side, Judy Baauw took 2nd and Saya Sakakibara was 3rd. Watch the weekend event review here #fastr
2018: Zolder LIVE - Round 5 on FATBMX. After a successful inaugural event in 2017 we're back at Circuit Zolder as they play host to Round 5 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Tour 2018. We're half way through the season and things are hotting up for the overall title.
The 2018 UCI BMX SX World Cup season kicked off on March 30- April 1st, just outside of Paris France. Tioga Supported riders Laura Smulders, Niek Kimmann, and Joris Daudet all started the season off with World Cup wins. Watch as we recap the UCI BMX season opener.
In a post Olympic year the interest in the UCI BMX SX World Cup was expected to be less than usual. With record numbers of participants in Papendal as well as Zolder, reality showed otherwise. The back to back racing between The Netherlands and Belgium also proved to be a success as riders from overseas could hit up 4 races in two weeks time. Laura Smulders (NED), like many of the other girls, had raced the Papendal and Zolder tracks several times before but didn't have to deal with a jet lag at the beginning of the season. Argentina is a rough one for everyone (travel-wise) but the TVE-Oegema rider held on to her red plate to the end. With two wins in Argentina Mariana Pajon (COL) did what she needed to do and claimed 2nd overall just in front of Simone Christense from Denmark. 58 ladies scored points. Here is how they ended up.