Woodward Camp, the ultimate experiential action sports company for the next-generation of passionate athletes, is excited to share that the winningest couple in BMX Race history, Alise and Sam Willoughby, are coming to Woodward! Alise and Sam have signed on as Week12 VIPs and will advise on all-things related to BMX Race Program including curriculum, health and wellness, and specialized equipment. The dynamic duo is excited to bring their holistic view of the sport to the daily coaching and clinics they have planned each day. The curriculum will focus on more than just riding the track and integrate all aspects of preparation including skills, strength training and sprints. A week with Alise and Sam at Woodward will not only be a week filled with race progression, but one filled with new friends and new memories – the summer we have all been waiting for.
After Alise finishes her third tour in the Olympics, the two will join Woodward to coach during Week 12 (August 22-28).
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regrets to announce that the first two rounds of the 2021 UCI BMX World Cup, which should have opened the series in Stuttgart (Germany) on 8 and 9 May, have been cancelled at the request of the organisers. This is as a result of restrictions imposed by the competent authorities. Given that the first two rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup were to count towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification, the UCI is working to find an alternative venue for these early-season events before the end of the qualification period at the end of May.
The other rounds of the series will take place in Bogota (Colombia) on 29 and 30 May, and in Sakarya (Turkey) on 23, 24, 30 and 31 October.
The UCI thanks the organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the riders, National Federations, teams and all concerned parties for their understanding.
Results Spring Classic National #2. Black Mountain BMX, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 20-21 March '21.
Pro Open: 1 COREY REID, PHOENIX, AZ 2 MARTY WISEHART, LUCKY/PHYRE, CHANDLER, AZ 3 ANDRES JIMENEZ, BOGOTA 4 DAMON VOTTA, GORDY'S BICYCLES, MESA, AZ 5 MAKIEVA HOPSON, REMIX BMX, NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV 6 THOMAS STARKEY, BLACK CROWN BMX BIKE SHOP, ANTHEM, AZ
Thank you New Zealand! 50 riders lined up at the Velosolutions Pump Track in Cambridge for some fast, excellent and tight racing. The men's race for first place would see the same finalists as the 2020 race, with Bennett Greenough lining up against Michael Bias #901 again. It was not to be Michael's day, going a little wide out of the 2nd turn and coming off the track, thereby giving the win to the local boy from Cambridge, Bennett.
In the women's final race the favourite, Elite Women's BMX National Champ, Rebecca Petch would come up against newcomer and recent Jnr Elite BMX Champ, Megan Williams. Megan grabbed the number 1 medal with Rebecca just falling shy of Megan's time in a nail-biting final run.