Exactly one year ago, the Olympic BMX Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park was the theatre of thrills, spills, suspense and surprises as the fastest qualifiers went through the semi-final runs to decide the eight men and eight women finalists.
Rock Hill is ready for the leading international event of the year for BMX racing. Thousands of BMX fans have flocked to South Carolina, USA, where the Novant Health BMX Supercross track will play host to the 2017 edition of the UCI BMX World Championships.
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.