For the 6th year in a row the UCI BMX SX World Cup stopped over at the BMX SX track located at the Sport Centre of Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The final round of the 2018 World Cup season was raced in blistering heat on Sunday 28 September. Joris Daudet (FRA) won Sunday’s Round 8 in front of Gonzalo Molina (ARG) and Anthony Dean (AUS), but sixth place for UCI World Cup leader Niek Kimmann (NED) was enough for him to hold on to the overall title.
In the Women’s final on Sunday, Saya Sakakibara (AUS) and Laura Smulders were shoulder to shoulder in the first turn and the second straight. On the last straight, Alise Willoughby joined the duo, and the drag race to the finish saw the three of them cross the line side by side. A mere 0.041 of a second separated the three, with Sakakibara taking the win in front of Willoughby (2nd) and Smulders.
UCI BMX SX World Cup 2018 - Results Round 8, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
With one more UCI BMX SX World Cup round to go in Santiago del Estero the World Cup ranking looks like this (below). In fact Laura Smulders has gained such a lead that she will get crowned UCI World Cup champion for the third year in a row today after the final race is over. In the Men class Niek Kimmann is in a good position as he is currently leading and basically needs to score more than 6 points if Joris Daudet wins. Ask Brian Foster if you think the race for the 2018 Overall is already over, he can explain that anything can happen in BMX. The race coverage can be watched live here on FATBMX. We advise you to do so.
UCI BMX SX World Cup standings 2018 - after Stage 7:
Round 7 of the UCI BMX SX World Cup took place in SDE and brought close racing to the track with the best crowd in BMX Racing. Local hero Gonzalo Molina just missed out on a victory in a final that must have had the closest finish between riders ever. Within 0.65 of a second all 8 riders crossed the finish line. Holland's Laura Smulders stayed on the bike all day and turned it up a bit in the final enough to grab her first win in Santiago del Estero. More racing on Sunday as the World Cup season concludes in SDE with final round 8.
UCI BMX SX World Cup 2018 - Results Round 7, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
It's September and that means we're off to South American for the final stop on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series. We kick off in Santiago del Estero in Argentina with Round 7; the penultimate round on the 2018 tour.
Papendal has been awarded the BMX world championships in 2021. That is what the international cycling union (UCI) announced during the World Cycling Championships in Innsbruck. At the start of May, during the World Cup BMX at Papendal, Papendal, KNWU cycling union and sports marketing agency TIG Sports expressed the ambition to organize the BMX world championships in 2021. In mid-July, the bid was offered to the UCI, with support from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), the Province of Gelderland and the Municipality of Arnhem. Today the UCI announced the award during the World Cycling Championships in Innsbruck.
"The World Cup competitions at Papendal have been a great success for years. We trust that the
Name: André, Sylvain Racing number: 1 Hometown: Cavaillon beach, France Elite Men UCI World Cup Ranking 2018: 3
Being in the top 10 in the UCI World Cup Ranking, what's your goal for the last two rounds in SDE? Sylvain André: Winning this thing is nearly impossible. But there’s still a chance to end up 2nd in the series. Anyway, my goal is to be in both main events.
Is the Olympic qualifying period on your mind when you're doing races after 1 September?