The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle
- What Happened -
Round one of the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicked off in Argentina. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) won his first ever Time Trials Superfinal on Friday by setting a time of 31.063 which was 0.056 seconds faster than Niek Kimmann's (NED) who finished 2nd. 2015 UCI BMX Time Trials World Champion Mariana Pajon (COL) added another win to her extensive list of Time Trials victories by setting the fastest lap in Santiago del Estero on the women section of the smooth track in 34.59 seconds. Also Caroline Buchanan (AUS) showed her speed by enjoying a ride on the MotoGP hot seat until Mariana arrived who was just 0.034 of a second quicker.
Trent Jones (NZL), Raymon van der Biezen (NED) and Sylvain André (FRA) were the only riders to win all three qualifying heats on Friday. From 169 riders only 48 of them qualified for the main program with Joris Harmsen being the only rider making the cut with 10 points. The Dutchman crashed in his first qualifying moto but backed it up with two wins and a fast final lap to make it through.
Critical points were on the line during Saturday's racing. Making it out of the qualifying rounds was step one. The quarter finals were won by American Connor Fields (USA), Sam Willoughby (AUS) on his first presence in Argentina, Corben Sharrah (USA) and Joris Daudet (FRA). Fields and Sharrah continued to win their semis and both riders were also the ones up front in the final. Sharrah grabbed to lead from the start and didn't look back. Fields got 2nd and Amidou Mir (FRA) took the last spot on the podium for his new sponsor Sunn.
The results of World Cup round one are now also the order of the 2016 UCI BMX SX World Cup standings.
- What's Next -
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Round two: Manchester, England. 9-10 April 2016.
- Last year's results -
2015 UCI BMX SX World Cup, Manchester, England
Men: 1. Liam Phillips (GBR), 2. Amidou Mir (FRA), 3 Nic Long (USA)
Women: 1. Caroline Buchanan (AUS), 2. Alise Post (USA), 3. Stefany Hernandez (VEN).
- What you should know about...
UCI BMX SX World Cup Manchester, England
The indoor BMX Supercross track in at British Cycling in England is the only indoor BMX track in the world making it a perfect place to start off the season. In 2016 however the first round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup was held in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
Liam Phillips has been undefeated on the indoor track winning the World Cups in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Liam skipped the first World Cup in 2016 to prepare for round two in front of his home crowd in Manchester.
The indoor supercross BMX track on Stuart Street is being used for more than training. The National Cycling Centre hosts offices of British Cycling and facilitates schools and youth in general to experience the sport of BMX. Some of these projects are funded by the national lottery.
Caroline Buchanan now has won the opening rounds of the UCI BMX SX World Cup three years in a row. After winning the race in Manchester in 2014 and 2015, the Australian just won the opening round of the 2016 series in Argentina.
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Born on 17 April 1992 in New Westminster Canada, Tory Nyhaug started racing at age 4 and has been the ruler of BMX in the elite class in his own country since he turned elite in 2011. Currently residing in Coquitlam Tory travels the world for races and spent time in France this winter to train with his coach PH Sauce. The training paid off because Tory had the best ever start of his SX season by winning his first Time Trials Superfinals in Argentina and getting fifth the next day during the race.
Junior Men: 2009
Junior Men: 2010
Elite Men: 2011
Elite Men: 2012
Elite Men: 2013
Elite Men: 2014
Elite Men: 2015
UCI BMX World Championships:
2014 Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd place
2013 Auckland, New Zealand 5th place
2011 Copenhagen, Denmark 9th place
2009 Adelaide, Australia, 4th place (Junior)
Specialty: Speed, turns and knowing how to read the track.
- Road to Rio -
On the 29th of March we are 129 days away from the Olympic Games in Rio.
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