BMX Racing news - Thursday update - May 31, 2012
|Redline Riders deliver a double smackdown in Birmingham|
Redline riders from around the globe converged on Birmingham England this past week to do battle for the rainbow jersey and secure official placements on their country’s Olympic teams. In the end, it was 2011 World Championship bronze medalist Magalie Pottier of France and two time Junior World Champion Sam Willoughby of Australia who were able to power their Redline Flight bicycles to victory in their respective Elite classes.
Redline saw its two star women riders 2012 US National Champion Alise Post of the US and Magalie Pottier cruise through the opening rounds with both winning almost every round leading to the finals. With Alise having just won the World Cup round in Papendal Holland and Magalie having won the season’s opening round in Chula Vista, Redline had two of the favorites into the main event. With Alise in gate #1 and Magalie in gate #5 the first straight saw both riders surge to an early lead with Alise set up to go low through the first turn and lead into the second straight. But it was not to be as Alise came up short on the final jump of the first straight causing her to hit the deck. This meant that Magalie Pottier who was on the outside had an open track which allowed her to take the lead and power her Redline Flight Pro to the finish line for a commanding win.
In the men’s event, even though Connor Fields (who Sam has finished second to in all three of this season’s Supercross events) was eliminated by a self-inflicted crash in the Semi’s, all was not smooth sailing for Sam. That’s because during the week leading up to the championships he had been suffering from a bout with the flu and, in fact, the day of the race he woke up not feeling well at all. Well, if this wasn’t a 100% day for Sam, we can’t wait to see him race in London when he will likely be 100%. Sam won all of his opening rounds, minus one, and had gate #1 for the final event. As expected, the opening straight was a drag race with Sam in great position leading into the first turn. But it was the second straight where Sam won the race. Powering his Redline Flight Carbon out of the first turn Sam opened up a commanding lead never to be challenged to the finish.
Having previously won the World Championships twice as a Junior, this is Sam’s first opportunity to wear the rainbow jersey as the Senior Elite World Champion. With this World Championship win Sam also moves into the points lead in the UCI BMX Overall standings and officially secured his position on the Australian Olympic team.
For Magalie Pottier, she also moved into the lead of the UCI BMX Overall standings and secured her position on the French Olympic team for the London Games.
The Birmingham World Championships were Alise Posts opportunity to gain the ‘automatic qualifier’ position for the women’s Olympic team through the ‘Power Ranking’ system established by USAC. But due to Alise’s injury last July and her mishap in this race, she will now have to rely on gaining the second spot on the US Olympic Team based on the ‘coach’s selection’ process.
Finally, it was great to see Jelle van Gorkom out racing at the World Championships following his tough crash in Chula Vista. And we all missed seeing Canada’s Tory Nyhaug in the final as well. Following his crash at the Papendal World Cup, Tory was finally released from the hospital in Holland on the eve of the World Championships. Let’s hope both of these great Redline riders can be back to 100% in order to compete for a place on the podium at the Olympic Games in London!
Redline riders use Shimano components, Koolstop brake pads, Tioga tires and saddles, Sun Ringle rims, and Answer forks. A tremendous amount of thanks goes out to these great suppliers.
BMX Racing news - Wednesday update - May 30, 2012
|UCI SX Papendal video wrap up!|
The 3rd of 4 UCI Supercross World Cups, Papendal, NL was a watershed race for the upcoming "Big Show In London", the 2012 Olympic Games.
Positioned as the last SX World Cup prior to London, it was crucial for many riders to pick up points for their country and themselves.
Big winners in Papendal included Alise Post (USA), Laetitia Le Corguille (FRA) and David Herman (USA) as they collected podium spots that will go a long way toward securing their berth on their National Olympic Teams.
Check out Crosspond Production's four minute video from Papendal, it'll tell you the story!
BMX Racing news - Tuesday update - May 29, 2012
|Arielle Martin Olympic Blog Launched!|
With her finish in this past weekend's UCI BMX World Championships, Team USA's, Arielle Martin has qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games and she's ready to tell the world about the whole process, right up to the games!
Want to keep up to date on what's going in the life of this awesome Olympic BMX athlete?
Arielle plans to update weekly so you can keep in touch regularly, starting with today's update that will give you all the details of the drama filled weekend at the Worlds.
Just click on the lovely lady above to can feel the power!
BMX Racing news - weekend update - May 25-27, 2012
Sam Willoughby Wins Big At The UCI Worlds
Sam won it ALL in Birmingham with a solid lap that was a long time coming. The Australian BMXer was overcome with emotion after taking his first Elite Men's UCI BMX World Title.
Check out the official results posted to the BMX Mania Race Report page for official overall results. Click on the Triumphant Sam above to check out who did what!
UPDATE FOR CHALLENGE RIDERS & PARENTS!!!!!
COMPLETE & OFFICIAL THURSDAY/CHALLENGE RESULTS POSTED!
|JUST POSTED, A FEW DAYS LATE, BUT HARD TO FIND ANYWHERE ELSE! CLICK ABOVE AND GO TO THE RACE REPORT MENU!|
|Time Trials Results Cast A Familiar Shadow ..... Connor & Caroline!|
Check Out The BMX Mania UCI Worlds Race Report Page
Results and Friday Photos To Be Posted Saturday Morning!
Just Click on caroline or connor and moto on over!
|Day Two Of UCI World Competition Begins in Birmingham!|
|day one challenge results Posted to BMX mania race report page!|
BMX Racing news - Wednesday/Thursday - May 23-24, 2012
Opening Ceremonies Highlight Wednesday At The UCI BMX World Championships!
MASSIVE BMX MANIA RACE ACTION PHOTO GALLERY POSTED! HUNDREDS OF THE BEST AMATEUR RIDERS IN THE WORLD!
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW TO SEE!!!!!
CHECK OUT THE MASSIVE RACE ACTION PHOTO GALLERY FROM Wednesday's PRACTICE....click ON THE PHOTO ABOVE, TO SCOPE EM OUT, THEY'RE awesome!!!!! aLL PHOTOS ARE POSTED!
|Redline Road to London - Part 2|
This is part 2 in our ROAD TO LONDON series of interviews with the global Redline team. This features the Dutch National Team discussing what it takes to be an Olympic athlete.
BMX Racing news - Monday/Tuesday - May 21-22, 2012
|UCI BMX WORLDS ARE UNDERWAY!|
|BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE LAUNCHED!|
|CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE BMX MANIA RACE ACTION PHOTO GALLERY FROM UCI BMX WORLDS PRACTICE DAY ONE!|
May 21 - It is destination
Birmingham for the best BMX riders
in the world at the end of the month
for the 2012 UCI BMX World
|2012 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS READY TO GO!|
|Crupi Factory Team Bakersfield Report!|
|REDLINE FLIGHT SCHOOL IS READY TO 'TAKE OFF'!|
FBN/Hyper Southeast experience...
Isn’t it April showers bring May Flowers... not May showers?? Anyways, our extended Dixieland Nationals weekend started off with a clinic Thursday at Shayne Robinson's nearby Peachtree City track. Recently rebuilt and now one of the most challenging in the region. Team riders Layne Gainer, CJ Fisher and I were joined by Austin Loebe and Chris Decouto (which longtime Bizzarro fans will remember quite fondly). With giveaways from Finishline lubes and Powerbar we spent a good portion of the afternoon and into the evening riding and teaching a fun group of new and impressionable riders the finer points of Bicycle Motocross racing.
Friday we made our way to the Powder Springs track for national practice. Much thanks to our ground support crew of Kim n Bill Fisher, thanks to them we had all the needed amenities. Team sheet wise we had a skeleton crew only on hand due to injuries and scheduling conflicts. None the less, what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality.
continued to dominate the ladies
cruiser ranks with yet another win.
Combine grit, skill and
determination and you get an
outstanding rider like Chris
White (14x/cru) who battled to
the line for a pair of seconds in
the largest age group of the event.
Younger brother Anthony's
day ended with a first straight pile
up in 13x Semi. Speaking of skill,
Layne Gainer continues to impress
scoring a 2nd in 17/20 Cru after
getting T-Boned in a 17/18x quarter
main last turn incident. Cam
Mason had a heck of a main event
run going in 10x before washing out
in the last turn, he had worked his
way through a semi. Lance McGuire
worked his way to a second in 28/35
x after a momentum crushing bobble
down the first straight. CJ Fisher
reeled in a deuce in 17& over open.
Next up for the crew: Team riders Emily Krickler and Spencer Martin are off to England to compete in the UCI BMX World Championships.
Also newly added to
the schedule will be the 9th
annual revision of the Bizzarro BMX
Inc summer camp in Bethel, CT.
This year’s instructors will be
Austin Loebe, Allen Currier,
CJ Fisher and Rochelle Wooding.
Dates will be June 25, 26, & 27 from
9am to 4pm. Contact
for additional information.
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BMX Racing news - weekend update - May 18-20, 2012
|Progate Pierce Is On The Road To The UCI BMX Worlds!|
The train was a great ride through the country of Central England this weekend from London to Birmingham for the UCI World Championships 2012!
Beautiful rolling fields and an occasional 12th century castle. It is surprising how old this country really is. Part of the original Roman Wall over 2000 years old still exists in central London.
Saturday was 8 degrees C and warming in Birmingham as we moved inside to prepare for the racing.. Practice Starts on Tuesday.
The entire UK is excited about the Olympic Flame arriving from Athens ...... just 70 days from the Olympics in London. The torch is on an 8000 mile journey throughout England beginning now in Cornwall.
WET! It was just like London, rainy and cold in Birmingham when Pete Philips, UK track builder, assisted by Clarke and Kent assembled the track on Friday Night.
The jumps are built and the track is rapidly taking shape with final finishing approaching. You can still see the steam coming off the third turn as the Tarmac goes down in the NIA arena.
A team of about 20 pushed the limits with a hot load of asphalt waiting in the parking lot. Scoop by Scoop it comes into the arena (Which is built over a major rail line). The course is fast and all the winning will happen early on in the motos.
Initial tests by experienced riders indicates caution. I saw one crash by an overjump on the first test. It will be a real test of courage and skill in the next few days.
More from Birmingham as it all develops from the UCI World Championships 2012 - From, Pierce, The Progate Guy ... On The Road
Season Two of Search and Restore on spike TV
Franklin TN, May 8, 2012: The focus of Search and Restore is on finding the family treasures and lost causes, bringing them all back to life. From coast to coast, host Tim Strange, and volunteer teams of pros will donate their time restoring rides nationwide to those worthy of a helping hand.
Search & Restore is not just a show for automotive enthusiasts, but a great show that dad can watch with his family - there is a story and best of all NO DRAMA.
Tim Strange, award-winning rod builder, BMXer and owner of Strange Motion is the host and Lead Builder of Search and Restore. “The show is a feel-good, give back type of show,” said Strange. “We build projects for deserving people with touching or hard-luck stories. Each project we build gets four half-hour shows.
We build four projects each season so there will be 16 episodes.” “There’s no better feeling than helping someone regain that sense of hope after they feel like they’ve lost everything,” Strange said. “Thanks to our volunteer build teams and the hosts of the other PowerBlock shows, we’re able to help someone pick up the pieces, turn a dream into a reality and have fun doing it.” May 19, 2012 SPIKE TV will run the first build of season two of Search and Restore. It will run as a two hour special, you will see the beginning and end of the build. On Sunday May 20, 2012 SPIKE TV will do a rerun of Saturday’s show.
The first build of the season, Host, Tim Strange share’s a common interest with the vehicle owner – BMX (Bicycle Moto X). Tim has been racing BMX since he was 13 years old. Currently Tim and wife Carrie, are very active in the sport and run a factory team, Strange Motion/Kicker. Strange and his crew completely build a 1955 wagon in a month, putting in more than 3,600 hours of labor. A three- or four-man shop, he said, would have finished the project in about a year.
After receiving nearly 200,000 submissions from viewers, Search and Restore is PowerBlock's answer to ignite hope back into the lives of those in need of a helping hand. Search and Restore is not a “How to” show, like the other PowerBlock shows.
|2024 ISSUE 8 OUT NOW!|
Do you remember being a four of five year old at Christmas? The level of excitement that used to permeate your very being in the two weeks leading up to the big day? When you thought could actually explode if you caught a glimpse of Santa or heard the sweet sound of sleigh bells? Well, that's how we are right now over at 2024 HQ, with the release of the all new issue 8 of the World's premier BMX racing magazine!
We are literally like kids at Christmas as the new issue drops in time for the World Championships in Birmingham, metaphorically running downstairs in our BMX dressing gowns at 5.30am to dive into all the shiny new gifts that the big dude in red has brought for us;
There's lots of racing from across the globe including sunny Chula Vista and indoors in Manchester and Randaberg, Norway. We go back outdoors for the Birmingham nationals as a starter for the main course which will be served at the National Indoor Arena in a few days time. Talking of the Worlds, Dale Holmes gives us the scoop on exactly what you have to do to win the 'big one' and how it feels once you get it done. We also get up close and personal with one of the guys to watch as the World Championships unfolds; Maris Strombergs has been there and done it and has the jersey/shoes/helmet to prove it. Find out how he feels about Birmingham, London and beyond. And if that's not enough, we go off to France again for some more radabonzical 'bikes and buddies' action with the Sheffield and Norwich massive.
2024 BMX magazine Issue 8. More fun than Christmas morning, no batteries required! On sale now.
Available direct from 2024. Order yours through Paypal by sending your payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 8 posted within the UK - £7.00 ... Issue 8 posted to Europe - £8.50 ... Issue 8 posted to USA & ROW - £10.00
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BMX Racing news - TUESDAY - May 15, 2012
|Redline Riders Wow the Crowds in Papendal|
While the road to London gets steeper as the weeks go by, the view also becomes more clear as to who the favorites will be when the first gate drops in early August. In Papendal, Holland Redline riders continued to show their form with Alise Post leading the way with her first ever Supercross win while Sam Willoughby notched his third consecutive second place SX finish.
In the women’s event, Redline riders rode well throughout the day with Magalie Pottier of France, as well as Laura Smulders of Holland both joining Alise to qualify for the main event. Alise had a perfect day winning each of her qualifying rounds as well as winning her Semi. In the final Alise had a less than perfect start but made up for it by being the only woman rider to air the triple jump at the end of the first straight. With the adrenaline flowing and the competition in the rearview mirror, Alise was in full control for the rest of the race to take a much deserved win. Magalie Pottier took 5th place and Laura Smulders took 8th place to round out the women’s field.
Following the Papendal World Cup event, Alise Post is now the #2 ranked woman in the 2012 UCI Points Ranking followed by fellow Redline rider Magalie Pottier in 3rd place.
The Redline men had a scare when Sam Willoughby was hit by a wind gust in the Superfinal TT on Saturday and ended up on the ground. With a badly bruised knee as well as a sore shoulder it was unclear as to how Sam would fair in Sunday’s main event. Going through the Qualifiers Redline riders were getting the job done with Sam Willoughby and Josh Callan of Australia, Ivo Van der Putten, Twan Van Gent, Raymon Van der Beizen of Holland, and Tory Nyhaug of Canada all making it into the Quarters.
In the final it was Sam, Tory and Twan van Gent who would line up for Team Redline. And just like the previous SX event in Randaberg Norway it would be Sam Willoughby making a late charge but coming up just short with a second place photo finish. Tory Nyhaug suffered a crash on the third straight as he was passing David Herman for third place and Twan van Gent was also involved in a separate crash on the second straight but was able to get up to finish in 6th place. Tory suffered a ruptured spleen and a fractured wrist. The prognosis is good but he will be missing the upcoming World Championships in Birmingham, UK.
Following the Papendal event, Redline riders are well placed in the top ten of the 2012 UCI Points Ranking with Sam Willoughby in 2nd, Tory Nyhaug in 5th, Twan Van Gent in 8th, and Raymon Van der Biezen in 10th.
Next stop for the Redline riders will be on May 25th and 26th in Birmingham, England where they will compete in the 2012 World Championships.
Photos by Craig Dutton/GSX.
BMX Racing news - weekend update - May 12/13, 2012
|MARIS IS BACK!|
|Elite Men's Podium 1st Maris Strombergs/LAT 2nd Sam Willoughby/AUS 3rd David Herman/USA|
|Elite Women's Podium 1st Alise Post 2nd Caroline Buchanan 3rd Laetitia Le Corguille/FRA|
|Complete results and UCI SX photo gallery posted on the BMX Mania Race Report Page! Click On Maris, NOW!|
MASSIVE TIME TRIAL PHOTO GALLERY POSTED TO SX HOLLAND RACE REPORT PAGE!
BMX Mania Foto Dude, Jerry Landrum's been busy recording the happenings at the UCI SX BMX World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands and we've posted METRIC TONS of awesome Euro Racing Action on our Papendal Race Report Page. Pick your favorite rider above and click on his bike to ride on over to check it out!
|Team USA's, Connor Fields takes fourth consecutive win in Superfinal Time Trial at Supercross World Cup on Saturday; Alise Post 2nd and Arielle Martin 4th in women's contest|
USA Cycling / Papanedal, Netherlands (May 12, 2012) – American Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) claimed his fourth consecutive Superfinal Time Trial victory today at the third round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands.
It was a challenging day for all of the competitors not only because of the length of the track, but also because of the gusting winds.
“There were really windy conditions here today,” Fields said. “First time trial run I was 15th and I almost rode off the track. I wasn’t feeling very good after that. I had a conversation with my coach and he said ‘Be aggressive. Everybody has trouble with the track. Do your thing,’ And that is what I did.”
Other top finishes for the Americans came in the women’s Superfinal Time Trial where Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline) was second and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) barely missed out on the podium in fourth.
Supercross action continues tomorrow as 64 men and 32 women have qualified for racing. The men will move into the 1/8 finals and the women into the quarterfinals. Fans can watch the racing live on www.BMXLive.tv.
“It feels good, but there is a new day tomorrow and you’re only as good as your last race,” Fields went on. “I definitely enjoy the feeling of winning, the more you get the more you want to win.”
For complete results, please visit www.bmx-results.com.
Superfinal Time Trial Results:
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)
1. Caroline Buchannan (AUS)
|UCI BMX SX Netherlands.....Friday Practice Pix Are Being Posted! Click Here To Check It Out!|
We are beginning to post practice photos from the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands. Check em out and check back, there's more to come! Click on Jason Rogers above to get on over to some hot race action photos!
|REDLINE BMX IS RIDING THE ROAD TO LONDON!|
This montage video of the Redline Global Team is the first in our ROAD TO LONDON series. Over the next few months we will be releasing the rest of the video series leading up to London in August 2012.
Art Direction: REDLINEBICYCLES.COM
Videographer: Justin Kosman
|BMX World Cup series round three this weekend|
|UCI BMX SUPERCROSS FROM DUTCH OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER.....COVERAGE COMING FROM BMX MANIA!|
It's a HUGE race weekend for Elite BMXers from all over the world, with valuable Olympic County Points available to advance their country AND individual points available to improve their chances to get to the Big Show at the London Olympic BMX Event in August. With so much on the line, you KNOW that the racing will be intense and that everybody will be ON THE GAS to make a dent in their goal of making it to the Olympics.
Friday/Practice, Saturday/Time Trials & Sunday/Race Competition, we'll have it all here on the BMX Mania Papendal Race Report Page, so check back to immerse yourself in some GRRRRREAT BMX Racing action!
bmxultra.com now proudly sponsored by Alienation
bmxultra.com press release ..... We are pleased to announce Alienation Inc as bmxultra.com's newest website and team sponsor and welcome them to the family.
Established in 2006, Alienation are a relatively new company, but they have already made a massive impact across all aspect of BMX. Alienation specialize in grips, hubs, rims, seats & tires, though their product range is much deeper than that. Their drive, innovation, eye for style and unique approach to all of their products is what keeps them on the bleeding edge of BMX design and development. It allows them to create the best, strongest and lightest BMX products money can buy...and more importantly with an affordable price tag.
“We have worked with Alienation in the past when they were naming rights partner for the Alienation BSX in 2010. They were very generous and supplied thousands of dollars in product to help us raise money for a great charity, the Royal Children's Hospital. Needless to say auctions and raffles were running hot that day and it was a record breaking year for funds raised. We have also teamed up with them for a number of product reviews over the past few years. With each review, as we looked at each product under the microscope (so to speak), we could tell that Alienation weren't just another BMX company. Personally I swear by their hubs and grips and have been running them on my bike for a couple of years now and I'm a new convert to their rims, which I have been using now for over six months. I'm very proud to be able to cement our relationship with Alienation, and look forward to working closely with them.” said bmxultra.com head honcho, Shane Jenkins, about the Alienation sponsorship.
As a part of the new partnership we will be rolling out Alienation rims, seats and posts for the bmxultra.com team riders. We have a great bunch of riders on our team, all of which love BMX racing and all highly competitive. If you see any of them at the track make sure you stop them and check out their bikes. Now it's official, Alienation is the bmxultra.com rim of choice.
For our readers this new partnership means more product reviews so you can get a close look at more of the current Alienation product range, and new products as they are released.
About Alienation Alienation support many of the worlds best BMXers, on the race side of things that includes the likes of Barry Nobles, Joris Daudet, Caroline Buchanan, Mariana Pajon, Shanaze Reade, Supercross BMX Team, GT Team, Haro Team, French National Team, Australian High Performance Team, just to name a few.
Alienation products are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (ECI).
For more information about Alienation and their products visit http://www.alienationbmx.com/
About bmxultra.com Started in 1996, bmxultra.com is the brain child of former AA Pro Shane Jenkins. bmxultra.com is a BMX race specific website that's set out much like a magazine with regular product reviews, new, photos, interviews and more. bmxultra.com boasts daily updates, weekly product reviews, more original content than any other site of it's kind and an independent approach to presenting you with the latest BMX racing news.
Shane opens the bmxultra.com compound to the public for one day in January each year to host the biggest little BMX race in the country, BSX. BSX is a one on one elimination event that attracts riders from all over Australia and internationally. The primary focus of the day is to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital while providing a relaxed and fun day for riders and spectators.
|NEW PROPHECY SCUD CARBON FRAME!|
We are proud to introduce to you our new Prophecy carbon frame for 2012.
This new frame will be available in sizes Pro XL, Pro first and later for Expert XL and Junior.
The retail price is on our website, check it out there.
The black color will be still available for frames sizes Pro, Expert XL and Junior to give to riders more choices.
So what is new on this frame?
Basically with are using the same process of fabrication than the previous one but with new carbon 3K layers, new paint design and new seat clamp with quick release made by CNC especially developed for carbon frames.
Our carbon frame technology:
“Monocoque” frame: We are still using the same technology with a one piece front triangle that we call “Monocoque”. Both chain stays and seat stays are as well in one piece in order to increase the rigidity.
Hand made: The Prophecy BMX racing frame is 100% hand made. All carbon layers are placed one by one accordingly a placement chart defined in advance by our engineers and exclusive to our product to give to the rider the right stiffness, resistance and comfort with an incredible weight! (Pro XL frame is 3,19 lbs = 51,14oz, +/-10%).
Quality control: Many quality controls are done at each stage of the fabrication process to control the weight and avoid mistakes.
All frame sizes are as well previously tested beside human rider test inside our laboratory’s machines:
BB pedal fatigue test during 100000 cycles with 1200 Newton
Head tube horizontal force test during 50000 cycle with 1200N
Vibration test during 30000 cycles with 54kg on seat tube, 42kg on BB, and 20kg on head tube.
Vertical fatigue test during 50000 cycles at 1200N
Carbon used: Many kinds of carbon fibers in the market could be used to make a carbon BMX frame, and all fibers get different properties and qualities. Prophecy BMX's engineers use TR50 carbon fiber, which is the one who gets the highest strength properties compare to all other standard ones. This guarantees perfect product strength especially with our special Epoxy Resin used from Korea that we have selected.
The choice of the Epoxy is very important as well because it makes the stability of the product, increase stiffness and strength in different areas of the frames in order to improve impact resistance, especially near the BB and head tube. And to maximize 100% the efficiency of our carbon fiber and Epoxy resin , we have developed a frame in 3D ergonomic designed to give to the riders not only stiffness and light weight but as well more comfort to help the rider to transfer all his power and energy to the ground.
To order go to: www.prophecy-bmx.com
BMX Racing news - Monday Update - May 7, 2012
|Australian team for UCI BMX World Championships|
Cycling Australia and BMX Australia are pleased to confirm the elite & elite junior riders selected for the Australian BMX High Performance team to contest the UCI BMX World Championships being staged in Birmingham, England from 23 to 27 May.
Australia is currently the number one nation in the UCI world rankings (as at 17 April) in both men's and women's elite competition. It's this ranking that will give Australia the maximum of five starting positions (three men and two women) in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
"Our High Performance group has been working well together and challenging each other with aim of being the best in the world, not just the best in Australia," said BMX Australia High Performance Program Head Coach, Wade Bootes. "The girls are definitely doing that and having our guys in finals at world cups is pretty special as well.
"We've got some good heavy hitters in the elite ranks and some promising young riders coming through from our junior elite program," said Bootes.
Competition is fierce within Australia's ranks to be one of the five riders to line up in London and the World Championships will be a crucial qualification event for our Olympic hopefuls.
At the recent Supercross World Cup Series round in Norway Canberra's Caroline Buchanan won both the main event and the time trial medals and those results moved her to number one on the world rankings. Queensland teenager and 2011 dual junior world champion Melinda McLeod last weekend won the elite women's title at the Subaru BMX Nationals in Mt Gambier, South Australia and is ranked fourth in the world while West Australia Lauren Reynolds is in fifth place.
In the men's rankings 2009 series champion Sam Willoughby has placed second in both Supercross rounds contested this season and is the best of the Australians in second place on the world ranking. Reigning Oceania and Australian Champion Brian Kirkham is ranked seventh and Khalen Young eleventh.
While rider ranking is an important part of the nomination criteria a rider who wins a medal* in the elite class race at the World Championships will secure automatic nomination for selection by the Australian Olympic Committee in the team for London. That presents an opportunity for any riders who might not be on the radar of the selectorsand for those named today but it also adds pressure on the world ranked riders in the program to continue to deliver results.
"The race for a start at the Olympic Games is still wide open and because a lot of things can happen at a world championships if a rider can demonstrate they can get through all the rounds, get into the final and get on the podium they will have demonstrated they have prepared well and performed at world level and they deserve a spot," said Bootes.
Riders who have not been named today in the world championship team also have a chance to race with the team in Birmingham if they finish on the podium in the main event final at the remaining Supercross round being staged at Papendal in the Netherlands from 12 to 13 May.
"In the elite class everyone has a chance to put their hand up and realistically if someone does well in Holland we'll support them at the worlds," said Bootes.
(* Time trial medals not included and if more than one rider wins a medal the top placed rider will gain the automatic nomination.)
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BMX Racing news - Tuesday/Wednesday - May 1/2, 2012
|2012 UCI BMX World Championship Contender, Caroline Buchanan|
More than a BMX racer, Caroline Buchanan has already proved herself on the mountain bike scene, claiming back to back 4X World Championship titles.
With the expectations of a nation upon her, Caroline's looking to step it up and make her mark on the BMX world this year.
With boyfriend Barry Nobles on her side and a wealth of experience and determination, the UCI BMX World Championship in Birmingham 2012 could be the time and the place.
A Corinne Walder Vid.
|Official Video of Elite Men's & Women's SX Finals In Norway!|
Wanna check out how it all went down in Norway at the recent UCI BMX Supercross World Cup? Check out two ..... not one ..... but TWO amazing "Down To The Line" finishes, with Connor Fields and Caroline Buchanan taking home the Gold in dramatic racing!
Slap on your helmet, though, cuz it's EXCITING, SLAM BANG ACTION, from BMXlive.TV, the official voice of the UCI BMX SX series!
|SPECTACULAR BMX RACE FINISH!|
BMX Racing is known for it's spectacular nature. Whether it's 'The Wildman' back flipping a moto in a world championship or more recently, TWO photo finish races at UCI SX Norway.
Now we have the 35-39 Men's Final at the 2012 Aussie National Championships! Hat's off to Paull McLaughlin, he's now placed himself in the BMX Mania Spectacular Finish Hall Of Fame!
One minute and forty nine seconds of BMX Mania!
Props to gorey131 for the awesome video.
|New Zealand UCI Worlds 2013 ..... Gettin' Ready To Go ..... Already!|
The 2012 UCI BMX World Championships are RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, next month in Birmingham, England and everyone is excited!
The New Zealand version of the UCI Worlds, for 2013 are just as excited. A team of promotional experts were in Chula Vista, California for the first UCI SX round, makin' contacts and pumpin' up the event to all who would listen!
Pictured above, Jane Patterson, Event Director is getting some BMX support from (Left) Bike NZ's, Bruce Northwood and Tony Takura (Right).
The 2013 Worlds are going to be indoors in a fantastic venue, the Vector Arena, with tons of hotel support in one of the coolest countries in the world.......Who wouldn't want to go to New Zealand? Start savin' your money, you won't want to miss this one! - bmxworldsnewzealand.com
|Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand|