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BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 23-24, 2014
NORTHEAST BIKE BLOW OUT THIS WEEKEND IN THE NORTHEAST .... BE THERE!
'Pre-Worlds' BMX Evolution Academy With BMX Legend, Robert De Wilde
Caroline Buchanan Wins the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England

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BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 23-24, 2014

NORTHEAST BIKE BLOW OUT THIS WEEKEND IN THE NORTHEAST .... BE THERE!
Check it out, sports fans! 'Sugar' Al is blastin' the fans with some great bike festivities at one of the best BMX tracks in the USA, Egg Harbor Township BMX! Need mo info? Check it all out, HERE, at www.sugarcaynebikefest.com!


'Pre-Worlds' BMX Evolution Academy With BMX Legend, Robert De Wilde

Going to the UCI Worlds in the Netherlands this year? This is your chance to go to the BMX Evolution Academy pre-world BMX clinic in Oud-Beijerland. Only 20 minutes from the Worlds event arena. BMX legend Robert de Wilde “aka Afro Bob #77” and Henry van der Vegt will teach you how to become a better BMX racer. 

Below you can find what Robert de Wilde (Afro Bob) and co-instructor Henry van der Vegt have been up to over the last 36 years. We both speak English and Dutch. We mainly will speak English during the clinic, so everybody can be part of it.

Robert: ’99 UCI Elite World Champion ... ’01 ABA World Champion ... ’08 Olympian ...2 Times European Champion ... 3 Times SX Overall Champion

Henry van der Vegt: 30 Years BMX experience ... Owner of “Vegt BMX Sport coaching and training” ... 10 Years of coaching experience ... 6 Years Dutch National Development Team coach

BMX Evolution Academy dates and times:

-          Saturday July 19th from 9:00 – 12:00 (12 and under, max 50 riders)

-          Sunday July 20th from 9:00 – 12:00 (13 and over, max 50 riders)

-          Cost €40 per rider with 50% off open practice for the rest of the day

Email rdwbmxclinic77@gmail.com to get registered. You will receive a conformation email that you are registered. Payment for the clinic will be taken 45 minutes before the start of the clinic at the track. For more information and new developments about the clinic, please visit this Facebook event.  www.facebook.com

The clinic is open to everyone. When we go over obstacles we will describe and demonstrate on how to do every skill set from the beginner level to the Elite level. We will focus on how to get faster out of the gate, over jumps and through turns. 

Make sure to come with a good attitude and willing to get out of your comfort zone. We can only help those who are willing to do what we think is best and if you give us 3 hours and listen to what we teach, you will be a better rider when we are done. 

Parents aren’t allowed on the track when the clinic is going on but we do allow parents on the track when we talk skill sets and help translate to your kid if you have to. We support you filming our skill set talks for later references. 

The local track will have the track open for free practice after the BMX Evolutions Academy. A great time to perfect you new skill set so you can use that skill set to pass another rider at the UCI Worlds. All BMX Evolutions Academy participants will get 50% off the free practice fee which begins right after the clinic ends. 

FCC de Spuicrossers will have a campground by the track with about 100 spots and lost of amenities. A great place to camp out and it is only 20 minutes away from the UCI Worlds arena. The track will be open for free practice the days before the UCI Worlds. Saturday night there will be a “no chain” World Championship.

For more information about the campground and other activities, please visit their website, that you can find at www.fccspuicrossers.nl/bmx-worldchampionship

Cheers, Robert de Wilde



Caroline Buchanan Wins the UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup in Manchester, England

Winning Round 1 on my BMX Supercross Comeback!

VIDEO OF the elite women's FINAL

 

To read Caroline's entire report from UCI BMX SX MANCHESTER 2014, CLICK HERE!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - April 21, 2014


Phillips & Smulders, Big Winners In Manchester, England at UCI BMX SX World Cup #1
Elite Men Elite Women

1st Liam Phillips/GBR 2nd Anthony Dean/AUS 3rd Tory Nyhaug/CAN

1st Caroline Buchanan/AUS 2nd Brooke Crain/USA 3rd Stefany Hernandez/VEN

BMX MANIA'S ON THE ROAD HOME FROM THE MANCHESTER SX ROUND, WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE BMX SUPERCROSS STUFF FOR YOU WHEN WE GET HOME. #JETLAG!!!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 18-20, 2014


Liam Phillips gets British crowd on their feet in Manchester

Women's Time Trial Superfinal win for Laura Smulders

Friday BMX Mania Photo Gallery Coming Today!

MANCHESTER, England 18 April 2014 from UCI Media Services - England’s Liam Phillips uses home advantage for the first UCI SX World Cup Time Trial win of the season in front of loud fans in the National Cycling Centre. Although not a personal record, the sub 29 second time was needed to get Latvian Edzus Treimanis out of the hot seat. Treimanis set a time of 29.253 early in the final which was beat by the popular Phillips with one more rider to go: Time Trial World Champion Connor Fields (USA). With all eyes on the big screen the relief was big when the American set the second fastest time leaving Phillips the winner of the evening.

When asked if he expected to win on his home SX track Liam answered, “You can never expect to win, it’s BMX isn’t it? It was difficult doing practice and then go for a full lap 5 hours later on this challenging track. It’s difficult to ride because it’s so fast. The jumps are big but you’re just hauling so it’s hard to put a good lap together.” Liam is ready for tomorrow’s World Cup race, “I’ve done the work I needed to do in order to be competitive so I need a few good starts and a few good laps and we’ll see what happens.” Edzus Treimanis completed the top three of the first Time Trials final of 2014.

Also the women enjoyed racing in the amazing facility. The girls rode impressive and the big jumps were a challenge for most. American Brooke Crain conquered the hot seat early on in the finals but it was Olympic bronze medalist Laura Smulders who set the fastest time of the night after a long winter of hard training. “I was out most of last summer with a knee injury and couldn’t wait to be back on the bike again. I felt strong the last few weeks but you never know how hard the competition has trained during the winter months.” The Dutch National team rider added, “With this win I get to pick the starting position on the gate for tomorrow’s races which is an advantage.” French Champion Manon Valentino scored third place.

The permanent indoor BMX Supercross track at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester is one of a kind with all facilities available to hold a great World Cup race. 64 men and 32 women have qualified to go head to head on the track tomorrow evening.

The race can be viewed live at
: www.bmxlive.tv

Results Time Trials Men final:

1 PHILLIPS Liam GBR 28.942 0.000
2 FIELDS Connor USA 29.156 +0.214
3 TREIMANIS Edzus LAT 29.253 +0.311
4 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 29.309 +0.367
5 NYHAUG Tory CAN 29.313 +0.371
6 PELLUARD Vincent FRA 29.581 +0.639
7 REZENDE Renato BRA 29.594 +0.652
8 CALEYRON Quentin FRA 29.628 +0.686
9 DEAN Anthony AUS 29.699 +0.757
10 OQUENDO ZABALA Carlos Mario COL 29.748 +0.806
11 GODET Damien FRA 29.752 +0.810
12 DAUDET Joris FRA 29.835 +0.893
13 van GORKOM Jelle NED 29.944 +1.002
14 JASPERS Martijn NED 30.808 +1.866
15 van GENDT Twan NED 31.186 +2.244
16 GARCIA Jared USA 44.120 +15.178

Friday BMX Mania Photo Gallery Coming Today!

Results Time Trials Women final:
1 SMULDERS Laura NED 33.251 0.000
2 CRAIN Brooke USA 33.561 +0.310
3 VALENTINO Manon FRA 34.495 +1.244
4 CARR Amanda THA 34.624 +1.373
5 GEORGE Dani USA 35.045 +1.794
6 REYNOLDS Lauren AUS 35.187 +1.936
7 O'KEEFFE Teagan RSA 35.677 +2.426
8 POST Alise USA DNS


UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Race
Report Page update Posted To BMX Mania!
If you don't like BMX Racing Photos, you may want to go somewhere besides the friendly confines of BMX Mania Dot Com! Because that's EXACTLY what we did overnight, Thursday. As soon as practice was over at the British Cycling's fabulous indoor SX track, we grabbed some supper and got over to the hotel to do some photo editing!

The results are in and the long night of photo editing was well worth the sleepless night. Hundreds and hundreds of good stuff, on the race report page for you. Come and visit the UCI BMX SX U.K. World Cup Race Report Page, it's AWESOME! Click on the photo above to get your BMX Mania Experience off and running!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - April 15/16, 2014


COMING THIS WEEKEND FROM BMX MANIA, COVERAGE OF.....

British Cycling National Cycling Centre

Manchester U.K. - April 17-19, 2014

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier BMX racing series in the world. and BMX Mania will be bringing you awesome BMX Race Action Reporting this weekend from the World Renowned, British Cycling National Cycling Center (Indoor) in Manchester, England.

Featuring 5 events on 3 continents, the Supercross World Cup is returning to Manchester’s National Cycling Centre for the second time in 2014 after a successful debut in 2013.

The fastest, bravest riders in the world will take the gate in the race for world supremacy and a prime placing at the World Championships.

Accelerating down the 8m high Supercross ramp around the professional indoor course, this is BMX racing at its most exhilarating and exciting best.

BMXmania.com coverage of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will begin, Friday morning with a photo gallery of the greatest riders from around the world captured in all their high speed glory at the Thursday Practice Session at the British Cycling National Cycling Centre.

The complete schedule of Supercross events that BMXmania.com will be covering includes the following!

FRIDAY 18 APRIL 2014 - 3 Rounds of motos sees riders compete to qualify for Saturday’s finals whilst the top ranked 16 men and 8 women race the clock in the Time Trials Superfinals. (BMX Mania coverage should be posted, Sat. morning, U.S. time.)

19:00 – 21:10 Elite Men Qualification 16 motos (3 rounds)

Elite Women Qualification 16 motos (3 rounds)

Break

21:30 – 21:45 Elite Women Time Trials Superfinal

21:45 – 22:00 Elite Men Time Trials Superfinal

22:00 – 22:15 Awards Ceremony

SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2014 - The top 64 men and 32 women race from the 8 man gate elbow to elbow through the rounds to claim victory in Manchester. (BMX Mania coverage should be posted, Sunday morning, U.S. time.)

17:00 –17:45 Autograph Session – National Cycling Centre Foyer

19:00 – 19:05 Riders Introduction

19:05 – 20:45 Elite Men 1/8 Finals 1st Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 1st Round

Elite Men 1/8 Finals 2nd Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 2nd Round

Elite Men 1/8 Finals 3rd Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 3rd Round

Break

20:50 – 21:00 Elite Men Quarterfinals

21:05 – 21:15 Elite Women Semifinals

21:20 – 21.25 Elite Men Semifinals

21:30 – 21:40 Elite Women Final

21:40 – 21:50 Elite Men Final

21:50 – 22:00 Awards Ceremony

All recorded here for you on the UCI BMX SX World Cup Manchester/Race Report Page, thanks to your friends at BMX Mania Dot Com!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - April 14, 2014


 Kiwi Nick Says Goodbye NZ Hello USA!
New Zealand Elite, Nick Fox is stoked to let you all know his plans for 2014! After an insane six months in the USA last year, Nick says, "I knew it was the place to be for BMX and to progress to the next level. I began planning as soon as I got home and everything has finally fallen in to place."

At the start of December last year Nick began working with Paul Caldwell who is based out of Texas and is the owner of the Compound Gym. Nick then started planning out the year, researching if it was even possible and what visas were needed to apply for to make this happen. Nick applied for a eight month visa from March 17th to December 2nd and was successful in the interview and the visa was confirmed.

For Nick, this means that on March 17th he will be going to Mansfield, Texas to stay with Paul and train at the compound and will travel to all the USABMX pro rounds and race AA pro this year until the USABMX Grands in Tulsa. Nick is stoked to making the jump to the states and "can't wait to take on this opportunity of a lifetime and begin to make my dreams a reality!"

Check out his Winter 2014 Nick Fox Video, it's AWESOME, loads of skill, a new motivation and unlimited BMX horizons await.....Dream Young Man, Dream!



BMX Wall Presents USABMX Super Nationals Coverage from Desoto, Texas!
 
Glenn Fife at BMXwall.com did a pretty sweet USABMX Super Nationals video report from the Desoto National, check it out, sports fans, lots of good stuff in there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 11-13, 2014


USA Cycling BMX DEVELOPMENT CAMP at Olympic Training Center!

BMX DEVELOPMENT CAMP [2014 BMX Development Camp #1] - The first BMX Program Development Camp of 2014 was held May 30-April 6 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Camp standouts were Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, Calif.), Bubba Gonzales, BJ Ensey (Bella Vista, Calif.) and Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash.), who set a new fastest time for the girls development track.

"Overall, a great camp with a talented group of riders," said camp head coach Arielle Martin-Verhaaren. "The talent keeps getting younger and better with each camp I've taught. I am looking forward to bringing some of these kids back for future camps to help them develop and make that transition to Supercross racing."

"I'm incredibly happy with the direction our devo program is headed under the leadership of Arielle Martin and Jonas Harmon," added USA Cycling Director of BMX, Jamie Staff. "I'd like to see the size, funding, and sponsorship partnerships of our program grow over the coming years, increasing the opportunities for young BMX athletes."

USA Cycling National BMX Coach, James Herrera echoed those comments. "It's always great to see our emerging talent," he said. "I'm truly encouraged about the future of our U.S. BMX program."

And, this from a satisfied parent.....“I wanted to thank you again so much for inviting Austin back to the devo camp 1. The training program you all run is top notch! Austin returns from your camps each time even more motivated, determined and committed to BMX SX. I think it’s great! Thank you again for believing in him!”- Linda Ivanoff, BMX Parent.

USA Cycling would like to thank Chase Bicycles chasebicycles.com & Tioga tiogausa.com/bmx for their continued support in the Development of our junior riders.


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Ride like a girl, girl shoot out

Elite Women's rider, Carley Young is heading up a great Girl's Only BMX Series at Oldsmar BMX, check it out and if you're within "racing distance" and have girls under your control, hit it up!

From Race Organizer, Carley Young.....The biggest thing I get complaints from parents is their girls are not ready for nationals and a gate of 8 because their local program is to small. I want to do a shoot out for the girls every 2nd Saturday of the month at Oldsmar Bmx. This series has 6 races, 5 qualifiers one final.

There is no age limit on this shoot out but you must have 8 Amateur girls to race. $15 entry fee, First 3 paid every qualifier and top 8 get paid for overall final in points on September 20th. Special end of the series awards and we are going to try and do a holeshot award for the final.

We are going to treat these girls like pros, scrambled motos, lane selection, pro introduction style for the main event the whole royal treatment.

I want riders to be pumped on local racing and I want girls to wanna train for something on a local level.

The schedule may change due to the constitution of the new track being built but the amount of races well not change.

"Fast Women Of BMX" photo by Rich Snipes/Sniper Shots


 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday - April 8, 2014


Sebesta & Stancil Take Elite Wins, Sunday at USABMX Super Nats!

Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo gallery.....click Here for more!

Hard Racing was the order of the day as Tanner Sebesta battled "The Machine" Maris Strombergs and Felicia Stancil fought it out with the U.K.'s, Shanaze Reade in the Elite Men's and Women's main events, Sunday at the USABMX Super Nationals in Desoto, Texas. Sunday saw cold and rain in the area but the racing was safe and dry underneath the covered facility at Desoto BMX. Vet Pro racing saw Javier Colombo take the big spot on the podium and in A Pro it was Rusty Nesvig doubling it up with two big wins.
Elite Men's Podium Elite Women's Podium
1 Tanner Sebesta/Ssquared-Answer 1 Felicia Stancil/GT
2 Maris Strombergs/Free Agent-Rockstar 2 Shanaze Reade/GT-Red Bull
3 Riley Stair/Tangent 3 Amanda Carr/J&R-Prophecy
Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo gallery.....click HERe for more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 4-6, 2014

BIG DAY OF PRO RACING IN DESOTO!
ELITE MEN ELITE WOMEN VET PRO A PRO
1Sam Willoughby 1 Alise Post 1 Cristian Becerine 1 Rusty Nesvig
2 Tory Nyhaug 2 Shanaze Reade 2 Javier Colombo 2 Austin Hiatt
3 Tanner Sebesta 3 Felicia Stancil 3 Beau Richards 3 Lee Lewis

Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo gallery.....click HERe for more!


MARIAN UNIVERSITY SWEEPS USA CYCLING MEN'S & WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE BMX TITLES!
Men

Women

1 Justin Posey/Marian U.

1 Felicia Stancil/Marian U.

2 Danny Caluag/Lindsey Wilson

2 Kristen Bob/Marian U.

3 Kristraps Vinters/Lindsey Wilson

3 Madison Pitts/Lindenwood U.

COMPLETE RESULTS AND PHOTOS POSTED TO THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE, Click HERE!

COMPLETE RESULTS AND PHOTOS POSTED TO THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE, Click HERE!

Men

Women

1 Justin Posey/Marian U.

1 Felicia Stancil/Marian U.

2 Danny Caluag/Lindsey Wilson

2 Kristen Bob/Marian U.

3 Kristaps Vinters/Lindsey Wilson

3 Madison Pitts/Lindenwood U.


Three national titles up for grabs to collegiate riders in Texas this weekend

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 3, 2014) -- Three national titles will be up for grabs this weekend as the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships take place in tandem with the USA BMX Super Nationals at the Metroplex in Desoto, Texas.

The event, slated for April 4-5, will represent the third year that USA Cycling has awarded national titles to collegiate athletes in the discipline of BMX. On the line will be individual national titles for both men and women, as well as the coveted team omnium title.

Collegiate racing begins at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday with the podium ceremonies taking place on Saturday.

Many of the country's top collegiate cycling teams are expected to make strong runs, including Fort Lewis College, Lindenwood University, Marian University, Mars Hill University, and Colorado Mesa University.

Will powerhouse cycling school Marian be able to defend its team omnium from a year ago? Follow #collnats on twitter for live updates of all the action.

Stay tuned to http://www.usacycling.orgfor a full report of Friday's racing after the podium presentations on Saturday.

 

AND.....MAKE SURE TO CHECK IN WITH BMX MANIA DOT COM BEGINNING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF THE USABMX SPRING NATIONAL AND THE USA CYCLING COLLEGIATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM DESOTO BMX, TEXAS!!!!!


 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday - April 2, 2014

Connor Fields wins USA Cycling National Championships
Connor Fields took the win and the USA Cycling BMX National Elite Men's Championship title at the Chula Vista, CA SX track at the Olympic training center on Saturday.

Connor had a great day of racing up until the main event, winning each of his races. As the race started for the main event, Connor spun his rear tire out of the gate and was mid pack through the first 2 turns. He went into the 3rd straight away in 3rd place and hit the rhythm section full speed and gained on the leaders.

As the riders entered the last turn, they went high into the turn and Connor railed the turn and was able to get up to full speed quicker than the others, overtaking them down the last straight and went on to win the days event!

This is Connor's 2nd USA National Championship as an Elite rider. Listen to Connor as he talks about the days events: Connor on Winning the Championship

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Chase BMX offers some of the worlds best BMX race frames, the RSP Series, as well as 2 lines of complete bikes, the Chase Element and Chase Edge. Visit www.ChaseBicycles.com for more info on the line of frames and bikes.

Chase BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group along with Elevn, Excess, Insight, and Kingstar. For More info on any of the BRG Brands, as well as the race teams schedule, please visit www.BMXracingGroup.com

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BMX Racing News - Monday - March 31, 2014

U.S. sweeps top podium spots at the 2014 North American Continental BMX Championships

Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women

Chula Vista, Calif. (March 30, 2014) From USA Cycling — Supercross racing continued at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., on Sunday with the 2014 UCI North American Continental BMX Championships. Americans Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX), Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) and Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) doubled up on the wins after their victories at the Elite BMX Nationals the day before. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles) topped the junior elite men’s event.

Junior Elite Men’s Race

Paired together in all three of their motos, Gaian finished second to yesterday’s junior elite men’s national champion Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles) each time. But in the main it was Gaian who won when it most counted. Coming from third position, he made his move on the inside of Hudson on the final turn. The 2013 junior supercross world champ accelerated to the line to take the win. Hudson followed, with Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan’s Comp) riding to third.

Women’s Races

The elite women’s motos saw Post, Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles) and Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./SupercrossBMX.com) each win two of their three heats. In the main, the first turn proved to be the decisive spot on the track. Post led the pack out of the gate, with Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) battling Stancil for the second spot. Crain took the edge coming into the second straight, and followed Post to the line.

Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) finished fifth among the elite women, but topped Mexico’s Jhoanna Hernandez in the junior elite women’s competition.

Elite Men’s Race

Fields, the newly-minted elite men’s national champ, won all three of his motos to advance to the semifinals. Also looking tough to beat early on was Canadian Tory Nyhaug (Coquitlam, BC, Canada/Redline Bicycles), who won each of his motos, as well. The two riders then topped their respective semis to head to the finals.

Unlike in yesterday’s nationals main, Fields didn’t have to come from behind for his win. He took the lead down the first straight and held it through the finish line. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./SupercrossBMX.com) slotted himself in the second spot behind Fields around the first turn and was able to hold off Nyhaug to secure the runner-up position, with Nyhaug taking third.

Supercross racing will pick up again in a few weeks, when riders will contest the first UCI Supercross World Cup of the season April 18-19 in Manchester, England.

For more news, photo galleries and results from this weekend’s racing, visit the 2014 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships page.

2014 UCI North American Continental BMX Championships
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Chula Vista, California

FULL RESULTS [PDF] │ PHOTO GALLERY

Elite Men
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)
2. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./SupercrossBMX.com)
3. Tory Nyhaug (Coquitlam, BC, Canada/Redline Bicycles)

Elite Women
1. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles)
2. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles)
3. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles)

Junior Elite Men
1. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles)
2. Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles)
3. Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan’s Comp)

Junior Elite Women
1. Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles)
2. Jhoanna Hernandez (Mexico)


Caroline Buchanan Launches Aggressive BMX Season And Killer Video Series!
 
"Dominating at the highest point is my goal for 2014!" Pretty big words for a racer to use when describing their goals for an upcoming season, but when your name is Caroline Buchanan and you've just come off of a year where you won two UCI World Cycling Championships...Well maybe it's not unrealistic.

Regardless of how her year actually turns out, Caroline has for sure launched one of the most well done video series in BMX, and probably two or three other cycling disciplines in her 'BUCHANAN On Air' video series that she has planned for 2014. If she's as successful in her quest for BMX championships as she is in this video, it's going to an incredible year!

'BUCHANAN On Air' is definitely BMX Mania Approved!


 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - March 28-30, 2014

Fields and Post Highlight the 2014 Elite BMX National Championships
Complete Results And Red Hot Photo Gallery On The BMX Mania Race Report Page!
Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women

Chula Vista, Calif. (March 29, 2014) — Four Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded Saturday at the 2014 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships, held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) and Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) each earned elite victories, while Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles) and Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) claimed the junior elite titles.

Junior Elite Men

Competition got underway on the Beijing track, a replica of the supercross track used at the 2008 Olympic Games, with the junior elite men’s motos. Hudson and 2013 junior supercross world champ Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles) each won two out of three to cement their spot in the final. Cole Tesar (Huntersville, N.C./ FBN Plastics/C-yaa Frames/Monster Army/Profile) also picked up a win in the motos.

Hudson and Gaian were off the front early in the junior men’s main, with Gaian taking the lead through the first turn. But Hudson accelerated to come into turn two slightly ahead of Gaian, who came into contact with Hudson’s rear wheel about halfway around the turn. This sent Gaian to the ground, giving Hudson, a five-time amateur world champion, a clear path to victory. He was followed to the line by Tesar. Josh Banuelos (Medford, Ore./Phoenix Factory Racing) crossed in third.

Women’s Races

With only seven riders putting a wheel to the line, the elite women’s national championship was decided based on points over three rounds. Post was the fastest out of the gate in the first two trips down the supercross track to be the clear favorite heading into the final race. But it was two-time junior time trial and supercross world champion Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles) who took an early lead in the final. She was followed by 2012 Olympian Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) and then Post.

The three maintained that order through the race, and the third-place finish was enough to give Post her fourth consecutive elite women’s Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Stancil’s win in that final round propelled her to the second spot on the podium ahead of Crain.

Though she raced with the elite women, Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) was the only rider in the junior elite category, giving her a second championship in as many years.

Elite Men

The elite men’s motos included twenty riders vying for a national championship. Fields won all three of his motos to advance to the semifinals. With defending champion Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes) crossing the line first in two of his. The two riders finished second and third, respectively, behind Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Haro) in their semifinal heat to move on to the main. 2012 Olympian David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Free Agent/Rockstar) won the other semi.

In the final heat, a slow start put Fields toward the back of the pack through the first straight, with Herman taking the hole shot. But Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell) came around him on the first turn to take the lead. He was followed close behind by Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) into the second turn and down the third straight.

Nobles moved to pass Cisar in the final turn, pressing both riders to the outside. That gave Fields, who had moved into third, an inside lane. The 2013 elite men’s time trial world champion used that space to his advantage and took the lead down the finishing straight to reclaim the elite men’s national title that he won in 2012. Nobles placed second and Cisar edged Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./SupercrossBMX.com) for third.

Racing continues tomorrow with the 2014 UCI North American Continental BMX Championships, where international riders will go head to head with the best of the U.S. The competition begins at 11 a.m. Pacific time with qualifying motos. The semifinal heats are expected to begin around 12:20 p.m. and the mains should get underway at 12:45 p.m.

Admission and parking at the Olympic Training Center is free. Attendees can park in the Visitor Center parking lot and follow the signage to walk to the Beijing supercross track.

For updated news, photo gallery, results and more, visit the 2014 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships page.

2014 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Chula Vista, California

Elite Men
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)
2. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles)
3. Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell)

Elite Women
1. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles)
2. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles)
3. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles)

Junior Elite Men
1. Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles)
2. Cole Tesar (Huntersville, N.C./ FBN Plastics/C-yaa Frames/Monster Army/Profile)
3. Joshua Banuelos (Medford, Ore./Phoenix Factory Racing



TIOGA Named Official Tire Sponsor of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

Global SX Events Inc. today announced that Tioga, maker of the world’s fastest BMX tires, will return as the official sponsor of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which has revitalized BMX with its exciting and spectacular Supercross format, is the premiere BMX racing series in the world. The 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup serves as the main qualifying events for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tioga is a world-wide leader in BMX racing components, and the producer of some of the most sought after racing tires in history.

As part of its partnership with the UCI BMX Supercross, Tioga will treat the fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes edits from all of the World Cup events, featuring top Tioga talents such as Sam Willoughby, Connor Fields, Mariana Pajon, Shanaze Reade, and more.

“We are very happy to welcome back Tioga as a partner of UCI BMX Supercross World Cup through 2016,” said Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc. “Tioga is one of the strongest brands in BMX and we are proud to be associated with Tioga and their awesome products,” continued Lindstrom.

BMX is a global sport, and the UCI BMX Supercross is at the forefront of bringing the excitement of BMX to the world,” said Kai Cheng, General Manager of Tioga’s North American operation. “As a global brand, this partnership is a tremendous opportunity for Tioga to help further worldwide integration and development of BMX,” Cheng added.

To watch the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup live please go to www.bmxlive.tv.

To follow the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on Facebook facebook.com/UCIBMXSupercross.

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The 2014 UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup calendar

18-19 April 2014 Round 1 Manchester, Great Britain
10-11 May 2014 Round 2 Papendal, Netherlands
13-14 June 2014 Round 3 Berlin, Germany
6-7 Sep 2014 Round 4 Santiago Del Estero, Argentina
26-27 Sep 2014 Round 5 Chula Vista CA, USA

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Chase BMX USA BMX Race Report - Oldsmar, Florida

Round #2 of the 2014 USA BMX Pro National Tour took place at one of the best tracks in the USA, Oldsmar BMX. The beautifully sculpted track was only outdone by the perfect Florida weather that welcomed the 70 plus Elite Pro riders to the Sunshine State.

This was the first race weekend of the 2014 season for the Chase Bicycles Factory team of Connor Fields and Joris Daudet. Premiering the new new team Fly racing uniforms, the Pro team, along with the Dale Holmes Racing squad and the Pro Support team riders of Jamie Staff, Sifiso Nhlapo, and Renato Rezende, all greeted the BMX fans with not only stellar racing on the track, but the Chase team pit/display area was a buzz all weekend. The fans were excited, getting to meet the riders as well as check out the 2 lines of complete bikes from Chase and the Factory equipped team RSP 2.0 Frames built up with some of the best parts in BMX from Elevn, Shimano, Excess, Tioga, ODI, Stealth, KMC, Kingstar, and Excess.

Connor Fields has been one of the most consistent pros in the world over the past few seasons and he started things off on the podium once again at Oldsmar. On Saturday, Connor had a standout day, as he rode in the front of each race on his way to the Elite Mens Pro main event. After a grueling day of racing the motos, 1/8, 1/4, and semi finals, against the worlds fastest Pro racers, Connor lined up for the main event and when the gate dropped, he was once again up front, battling it out for the win. This time, Connor would have to settle for 3rd for the day, but to be on the podium at this event was a huge accomplishment and a great way to kick off the season.

Joris Daudet made his debut on the Chase Factory team a memorable one, as he made his way into the Elite Mens final both days. On Saturday, the racing was stacked as the gate dropped and the racers spun in out down towards the first turn. Joris would slice his way through the pack and come out safe but bottled up, forging his was to a 6th for the day. On Sunday, rode consistent in the top 3 all day, once again making it to the final, but this time, a bad start kept him near the back of the main event, and he would finish up 8th overall.

Look for Connor Fields to be lined up on the gate next weekend at the USA Cycling National Championships in Chula Vista, CA on March 29th. The Chase Factory Pro Team to head off to stop #3 of the USA BMX Pro tour in 2 weeks on April 4th, in Desoto, TX.

The Chase BMX Factory Team is proudly sponsored by Shimano, Tioga, Fly Racing, ODI, Kicker Audio, KMC, Elevn, Excess, Insight, Kingstar, Stealth, and the newest sponsor of the team, G-Form.

Chase BMX offers some of the worlds best BMX race frames, the RSP Series, as well as 2 lines of complete bikes, the Chase Element and Chase Edge.

Visit www.ChaseBicycles.com for more info on the line of frames and bikes. Chase BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group along with Elevn, Excess, Insight, and Kingstar. For More info on any of the BRG Brands, as well as the race teams schedule, please visit www.BMXracingGroup.com

Twitter: @BMXRacingGroup ..... Instagram: @BMXRacingGroup & @ChaseBicycles ..... FaceBook: Facebook.com/BMXRG

About BMX Racing Group ..... The BMX Racing Group delivers a full range of BMX Racing products, highlighted by the Chase BMX Brand. Other brands of BRG: Elevn Racing, Excess, Insight, and Kingstar. Founded by legendary BMX Pro racer Christophe Leveque and Industry leader Pete Dylewski, BRG has delivered some of the best BMX products for racers over the past 3 years and supports BMX racing on all levels.


official Manchester BMX Supercross Video
 
Hey, fans! Here's the Official Manchester BMX Supercross Video presented by BMX commentator Richard Eames together with British BMX racer Jake Roberts, who describes the course from a rider’s POV followed by an aerial drone camera for the first time inside the BMX track, this preview video delivers the inside line on the year’s biggest BMX race in Britain.

Taking place over the 18th and 19th April, the event will see the world’s best battle it out, including defending Supercross World Champion Liam Phillips (UK), who goes head to head with the likes of two-times Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs (Latvia). The preview also hears from defending female champion Shanaze Reade – currently racing in the US – on why she loves the World Cup.

And don't forget, BMX Mania will be there to bring you Hot Photos and Great BMX Race Action from Round One of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England.


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