The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle
- What Happened -
Round two of the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup took place at the indoor BMX track in Manchester, England, on April 9th and 10th. Canadian Tory Nyhaug (CAN) made it two in a row by setting the fastest time in Saturday’s time trial racing, as he did at the opening round in Argentina two weeks prior. Alise Post (USA) won her first ever Elite Women Time Trial Superfinal.
With a fourth consecutive win on his home track, Liam Phillips (GBR) moves into 6th position in the overall UCI World Cup standings. Kyle Evans (GBR) and Renaud Blanc (SUI) scored their first ever UCI World Cup podiums in Manchester, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Corben Sharrah (USA) holds on to the number one position overall after finishing 8th in round two. Meanhile Connor Fields (USA) had left Manchester before the race started. The Chase rider, who was sitting in second in the UCI World Cup standings before the weekend, suffered a crash earlier in the week and broke a bone in his hand. Also Twan van Gendt (NED) got tangled up in a crash and broke his collarbone and a rib which will most likely not allow him to ride his upcoming Dutch World Cup in Papendal.
The Elite Women’s race was won by Caroline Buchanan (AUS). The Aussie capitalized on a mistake by Alise Post (USA) who was on her way to the win but crashed just 15 metres before the finish. It was Buchanan's 3rd win in Manchester and the Australian leads the series with two World Cup wins in 2016.
- What's Next -
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Round three: Papendal, the Netherlands. 7-8 May 2016.
- Last year's results -
2015 UCI BMX SX World Cup, Papendal, Netherlands
Men: 1) Niek Kimmann (NED), 2) Sam Willoughby (AUS), 3) Jelle van Gorkom (NED)
Women: 1) Mariana Pajon (COL), 2) Felicia Stancil (USA), 3) Stefany Hernandez (VEN)
- What you should know about...
UCI BMX SX World Cup Papendal, Netherlands
Papendal has been on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup calendar since 2011, making this year's event the 6th edition. The track has been modified for this year’s event.
The Giro d'Italia will be in Arnhem at the same time as this year's UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal. A bus service will be available to the Start-Finish of the Giro from Papendal, making it possible to connect two world cycling events in one trip.
A Bike Event is held around the UCI BMX SX WC with Papendal being a stop of the Pump Battle World Series. There is also a bike expo, trials demos and clinics, BMX flatland demos and clinics and a Giro kids day.
Papendal will be the third stop of the 2016 UCI BMX SX World Cup, the last stop before the UCI World Championships and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- Photo of the week -
- Focus on -
To say that BMX is in Liam Phillips' blood is an understatement. Liam was born in Taunton, Great Britain, and started racing BMX at the age of 5. Even at a very young age Liam spent time on the road internationally with his sister, who also raced BMX. Liam's father Pete has run many teams in the UK such as GT, Crupi and Yess!, all of which Liam was a member. The Brit turned 27 on March 11th and is one of the most experienced BMX riders on the circuit. As a child, he won 10 consecutive British titles (between the age of 5 and 14), and he represented Great Britain at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. He is the first rider to win back to back UCI BMX Supercross World Cup titles (2014 and 2015). Liam currently rides for GT Bicycles and lives in Manchester, close to the National Cycling Centre where he trains on a daily basis.
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup:
2015 Overall title
2014 Overall title
2013 third place overall
UCI World Cup Wins:
2016 Manchester, England
2015 Manchester, England
2014 Manchester, England
2013 Manchester, England
2015 Santiago del Estero, Argentina
2015 Angelholm, Sweden
UCI BMX World Championships:
2013 UCI World Champion Elite Men. Auckland, New Zealand.
- Road to Rio -
On the 12th of April we are 116 days away from the Olympic Games in Rio.
- #UCIBMXWC Corner -