The U.S. Olympic Committee has mandated that USA Cycling more closely and effectively manage the BMX discipline now that it is part of the Olympic Games. As such, USA Cycling has been and will continue to be the sole governing body for BMX in the United States that is recognized by the USOC, the UCI and the various anti-doping agencies (World Anti-Doping Agency and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency).
Below you will find an outline for how the sport of BMX will be managed by USA Cycling as we approach the sport’s inclusion in the 2008 Olympic Games. It is vitally important that we get this information to you and the entire body of interested athletes who desire to compete in UCI-sanctioned events including World Championships, Continental Championships, National Championships and the Olympic Games.
Aigle, Switzerland:Just as NASCAR displays the winning car of the Daytona 500 at their Florida Museum, the UCi has a tradition of displaying all of the World Championship winning bikes at their impressive World Headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland. Amongst all of the road, track and mountain bikes that have taken their riders to rainbow-striped jersies, is one that is familiar to many American BMXers. It is the #1 machine of Redline Pro BUBBA HARRIS; the bike that took 20 year old Harris to 24 AA-pro wins in both ABA and NBL during 2005, as well as both the ABA and UCi World Championships.
The annual BMX Indoor of St. Etienne, France took place last weekend. The big winner of the weekend was MBK´s Florent Boutte who won the Open race on Saturday and then repeated the win on Sunday in Elite Men.
Arcadia, California– Crupi is proud to announce that Mike Moeller has signed with Crupi for the 2006 season. Mike was an original member of the Crupi/Challenge Team back in 2000 and ‘01, then moved up to the Crupi Factory Team in ’02 and ’03. Mike has since proven himself as a top 10 AA Pro and will be Crupi’s only Pro rider for 2006.
Cristian Becerine and Jason Richardson who have been with Crupi through the ’04 and ’05 seasons will move on to new teams in 2006 and Crupi would like to express how much they have enjoyed having them both on the team
Michal Prokop and friends will finally have a brand new BMX/4X track in Prague, capitol of the Czech Republic! It was named Polis XIII: The Fourcross & Bicross Capital. Check the photos of the current situation over there. They started to build it three weeks ago and everything should be done before the end of this year. This is Michal Prokop´s home track designed by Mr. Holeshot himself. He'll be the man to beat in Prague.
Here’s a look at the numbers all the Top ABA Pro’s will be running on their bikes for the 2006 season. Final Points through the ABA Grand Nationals in Oklahoma, USA.AA PRO
1 BUBBA HARRIS 2 KYLE BENNETT 3 DONNY ROBINSON 4 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 5 JOHN PURSE 6 JASON ROGERS 7 MIKE MOELLER 8 PAUL LANGE 9 MICHAEL HUGHES 10 JAVIER COLOMBO 11 WARWICK STEVENSON 12 BRANDON MEADOWS 13 CRISTIAN BECERINE
This weekend was the Big Indoor Race in Geneva, Switzerland! It is in a really cool place, there is a bridge going over the freeway and the arena is on the bridge! This weekend was also a big Supercross race here in Switzerland with some of the top Moto X guys showing up. So we raced during the afternoon then the Moto guys did their thing at night. The track was interesting for sure; the first straight was a typical track, fast and a lot of pedaling. The second straight was three huge doubles! Not the longest but at least 7-8 feet tall, it was like riding trails! The track had some problems and was really soft for practice Friday night.
The 2005 ABA Grands were one of the most anticipated Grand Nationals in years. With 2 riders standing out in AA Pro all season, it would come down to the main event to decide the title. Kyle Bennett came back from Knee surgery a few months back and has been on a hot streak, winning AA Pro at each of the last 6 ABA National events. Randy Stumpfhauser sat just outside of the top spot in the Pro Cruiser ranks and wanted to retain his #1 Pro plate. Both main events were full of excitement and surprises. Read on to see how the Double A Marketing riders finished up:
Kyle Bennett went into the ABA Grands with one thing on his mind, to win the AA Pro Main on Sunday. As things kicked off on Friday, at the Pro Spectacular, Kyle looked to be on track, as he was out front all night on his way to the main event. When the main event gate dropped, Kyle was off the pace just a bit and finished up 3rd overall. Impressive, but he would have to do just a bit better to capture the ABA #1 Pro title. On Saturday and Sunday, Kyle went unbeaten on his quest to the title.
Stoppelcross November 2006 – ‘Another day in the field’
The debates of whom was going to be the fastest from the Fat bmx team had been going on for weeks. Finally the 6thof November was there to take home the personal trophy for beating your pals on the corntrack in Handel. After a short training session we geared up for the first series of 15 minutes and one round, luckily Paul, Edwardand I got in line early. There was no lottery for the best place at the start, the first one to come had the best pick. All three of us had a good place at the starting gate so everything was fair so far. As soon as the starting gate dropped everybody was gone except............. me. My Honda shut down (no excuse) and I left the start as number last.