Next yearâs UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, will be extended by a day due to high interest from competitors.
While the planned four competition days remain, a separate Elite practice day has been inserted. This means that the 2013 UCI BMX World Championships will now be held from July 24th to 28th. They were originally scheduled to start on July 25th.
The first two days will be entirely devoted to the Challenge Class (age groupers), including the 24â Cruiser Division. There will then be an overnight change of configuration from the 5m start ramp used for Challenge classes to the 8m ramp and bigger jumps for the Elite riders, who will have all day Friday July 26th for their practice sessions.
âWe have had significant initial interest that suggests we may attract more than 2000 riders,â said BMX World Championship 2013 Event Director, Jane Patterson. âWe could fit the championships into four days but if the entries reach the level we are anticipating it could present some challenges and force us to compete very late into the night.â
She added that the modified programme would allow enough time for the conversion of the start ramp overnight. The Elite riders will practice on Friday and Saturday morning before the Time Trial World Championships, which are also qualifiers for the UCI BMX World Championships on Sunday.
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