Less than a week to the start of the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships, the athletes are reaching the peak of their form. Below is a list of favourites, in no particular order, who could make up the final eight of the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s competitions.
The final countdown is on to the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and the organisers are at the ready. Before the BMX racing community rolls into town, we fired over some questions to Thad Fisher of FCE Sports Management to get the latest update on preparations.
Former UCI World Champion and Olympic silver medallist at London 2012, Sarah Walker is currently preparing for the Worlds in Rock Hill (USA). We find out how she juggles training with her roles as member of the UCI BMX Commission and, since August 2016, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission.
Bicycle Motocross (BMX) originally started when children began imitating motocross riders on their bicycles. Old bikes were used on roped off tracks with turns and jumps which gave the pedal powered fanatics a sensation of racing motocross. The number plates on the bicycle and the trophies at the finish line made it feel real.