Results Indoor Open BMX Caen Saturday 19 February 2022 Elite Men: 1 Jérémy RENCUREL FRA 100.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Romain MAYET FRA 86.00 3 Leo GAROYAN FRA 74.00 4 Thomas JOUVE FRA 64.00 5 Romain RACINE FRA 55.00 6 Tatyan LUI HIN TSAN FRA 47.00 7 Karl LE NAGARD FRA 40.00 8 Dylan GOBERT FRA 34.00
Elite Women: 1 Elke VANHOOF BEL 100.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Christelle BOIVIN SUI 86.00
When you end the season on a high note, it's easier to go into the winter training program to get ready for the next year. United States' Kamren Larsen has made the national team multiple times at the big international races and plans on getting picked again in 2022. His goals are to progress as a racer and to do everything possible to get get out of that 80% group of fast riders to make mains and podiums. We checked in with Kamren and here's his plan.
Name: Kamren Larsen Age: 22 Hometown: Bakersfield, California, USA
Redline, a classic BMX bike brand, is launching a new BMX Race Development Team: Redline/Dvide, working with key athletes to support and develop the future of BMX racing. “Redline’s extensive legacy in BMX, dating back to 1974, is deeply rooted in the sport’s conception and early development,” said Larry Pizzi, CCO of Alta Cycling Group. “The launch of Redline/Dvide represents a step forward for the brand in the development of the future of BMX and its competitive community. We’re incredibly excited to support these up and coming BMX athletes and live up to our motto ‘It All Starts With A Redline’”
Redline/Dvide has wasted no time in recruiting immense talent, having added elite riders Alec Bob and Connor Eaton to their roster which is still being fully developed.
Alec Bob is a force to be reckoned with on and off the track. He competed on four Collegiate National Champion teams and ranked number one in his age class globally in 2017. He was awarded the Warnicke scholarship by the National BMX Hall of Fame Committee, an honor only afforded to elite athletes who demonstrate true professionalism, and possess a solid potential for a National #1 Championship and Olympic qualification.
Mitchel Schotman is in the South of France currently preparing for the 2022 season. Mitchel has made the switch from the Oegema-Fieten team to the Dutch National BMX squad. He's the 2021 Elite Men champ, 2nd in Europe, 6th in the World. Add new motivation and you will see a fast racer line up in 2022. Read about his goals in the interview below.
Name: Mitchel Schotman Age: 25 Hometown: Wesepe, Netherlands Team: National BMX team Netherlands
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Mitchel Schotman: Yes and no, because the UCI BMX World Cup in Verona was one of my worst WC ever. Didn’t get any good result there and never felt so shit after a race. But after Verona I had my best season ever so far! Dutch champ, 2nd of Europe and one of the best days of the year were the UCI BMX Racing World Championships at Papendal, 6th of the world. Riding my first World's as an elite and then of course my first final was great, but riding a final in front of the home crowd makes it so much better.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer? Mitchel Schotman: I always try to become faster every year and we chanced a bit in training.
Stepping into the Elite racing world is not an easy task. The boys are fast! HARO's Anthony Bucardo has found out. Getting injured during the process of getting competitive isn't ideal, but Yungshibby is back and willing to work his ass off to battle up front. It's a step by step process as usual. See how AnthonyBucardo prepared for 2022.
Name: Anthony Bucardo Age: 23 Hometown: San Diego, USA Sponsors: Haro, Fly, Restorative cbd, Tangent, Duo brand, Team C, Ryno power, Bombshell rims.
2021 UEC European BMX Elite Champion and current leader of the UCI ranking Arthur Pilard had a great year but staying on the top is harder than getting there some say. With a new bike, the loss of the mental coach and many athletes trying to take his leading position, 2022 is not going to be an easy cruise for the Frenchman. Arthur is prepared for what's to come. Check his 2022 prep interview below.
Name: PILARD Arthur Age: 26 years old City of origin: SQY, France Sponsors: INSPYRE / PRIDE RACING / SAINT-BRIEUC BMX / SPORT RAD DISTRIBUTION / GFORM / XFORCE / VEE TIRE / OGIO / BACQUER / AU FIL DES ROUTES
Did 2021 turn out as you wished? Arthur Pilard: Yes, even better! I had an incredible 2021 season, I learned a lot during this year.
With the beginning of the new year, are you still looking to become a faster rider? Arthur Pilard: This year with my coach we will try new things, work on my faults and do some races.
Name: Cameron Wood Age: 20 Hometown: Bozeman, MT, USA Sponsors:Mongoose/ USABMX Foundation/ Troy Lee Designs/ Promax/ Box
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Cameron Wood:“Yes and no. 2021 was my first full race season as a pro, so I did a lot of growing. I met a lot of goals and also failed to reach others. Aside from results, I made sure I learned something and took something away from every race that helped me improve. I truly believe that a full year has helped me grow mentally and physically and I'll be a better racer for it moving forward.”
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer? Cameron Wood:“Yes. At the highest level of sport you can expect everybody to have the same answer.”
Have you picked your races for 2022 yet? Cameron Wood:“The USABMX circuit will be a priority again. As well as some UCI World Cups and the UCI World Championships. I would love to do some more international racing this year.”