USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to announce the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series. The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events. The series will qualify riders to participate in USA Cycling high performance training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be four camps per year, and qualified riders will have opportunities to train with Olympic
USA Cycling announced today the eight athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on August 21-22. The Pietermaritzburg Supercross is the second of four UCI BMX Supercross events in 2009 and will also serve as the first of 16 races that factor into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings for both the elite men and women categories. This is also the same venue that will host the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships on July 21-25, 2010.Four men – Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif.), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), and
Saturday/Elite Men 1. Roy van den Berg NED 2. Thomas Hamon FRA 3. Arnoud Dubios BEL 4. Vincent Pelluard FRA 5. Martijn Scherpen NED 6. Morten Therkildsen DAN 7. Sebastien Kartfjord NOR 8. Ivo van der Putten NED
Sunday/Elite Men 1. Roy van den Berg NED 2. Ivo van der Putten NED
Last weekend the Final Rounds of the European Championships Series and the European Challenge were held in Fredericia, Denmark. In the Championships Category, Rihards Veide and Edzus Treimanis were competing. Max Ganser had a bad crash in practice and could not race. Niklas Laustsen and Steven Wong were still in the UCI Centre in Aigle preparing for the Worlds.
Four Olympic medallist have today confirmed they will compete at next week’s BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Headlining the field is current world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris Strombergs from Latvia. Olympic silver medallist, Mike Day (USA) and bronze medallist, Donny Robinson (USA) also today confirmed and a part of a strong American contingent. According to UCI BMX Sports Co-ordinator, Johan Lindstrom, “Maris Strombergs is the man to beat! He has shown great consistency throughout the season and wants to keep that jersey for another year.”
In the record books only a few riders have back-to-back wins at the World Championships, explained Lindstrom. However the USA, French and Dutch teams have strong riders that will put up a challenge for Maris.
The women’s podium is wide open with the recent withdrawal of two- time World Champion, Shanaze Reade (UK).
BMX Australia today announced BMX bike brand ABD has become a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide between 23 – 26 July. BMX Australia event manager John Leary said, ‘We are delighted to welcome ABD’s sponsorship of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. It is great to have such a well renowned BMX brand involved in the pinnacle BMX event of 2009.’’
The sponsorship of the UCI BMX World Championships cements and celebrates ABD’s ongoing commitment to BMX racing and we look forward to working with the company in the future.
“After such a long association with BMX racing at a local and national level it is fantastic to be supporting the World Champs this year,” says Managing Director, John Struthers. “With the recent addition of BMX to the Olympics it’s an exciting time to be involved in BMX racing and I’m sure we’ll see even more people getting into BMX racing in Australia after the World Champs.” "A lot of New Zealand and Australia’s best road race cyclists and mountain
The NBL Stars n’ Stripes National in South Park, PA is a classic on the NBL circuit for good reason. It’s one of the most popular tracks in the USA and has a rich history of action dating back to the 70’s when BMX was in the formative years.
This years National may have proved to be the turning point in the season for several title-hungry riders looking to be on the podium come September at the NBL Grand Nationals.
Results of the Elite men final after second place finisher Roy van den Berg got disqualified for giving Frank Heijne "an elbow" but this was a doubtful decision. Niels Verrijt got DQ-d because he took his helmet off before crossing the finish line. Sounds like a good old BMX race to me! Paul was there and took a few shots.
Elite men results of the Dutch National BMX championships