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BMX Racing News - Tuesday - September 28, 2015
|MARIS STROMBERGS & MARIANA PAJON TAKE WIN FINALS AT UCI SX IN ROCK HILL!|
|ELITE MEN||ELITE WOMEN|
|1ST - MARIS STROMBERGS (LAT)||1ST - MARIANA PAJON (COL)|
|2ND - TORY NYHAUG (CAN)||2ND - STEFANY HERNANDEZ (ECU)|
|3RD - CONNOR FIELDS (USA)||3RD - LAURA SMULDERS (NED)|
Check back, complete race action photo gallery and race story to be posted!
BMX Racing News - wEekend update - September 25-26, 2015
|Mariana Pajon & Niek Kimman Take Top Superfinal Time Trial Honors at Rock Hill!|
Friday at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Rock Hill, South Carolina both Mariana Pajon and Niek Kimman won the top spot in the Time Trial Superfinal. Check out the photo gallery highlighting both Superfinal and Qualification racing at the World Cup on the BMX Mania Race Report Page, CLICK HERE!
|Wet Wet Wet in Rock Hill, South Carolina this weekend for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup but riders, coaches and BMXers from all over are hoping for some hot BMX race action as the Elite Men and Women hit the track for some great racing. BMX Mania Dot Com is on the scene to bring you great photos of the qualifications and finals competition. To check out Thursday's Practice Day pix, CLICK HERE!|
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - September 23-24, 2015
|ARGENTINA CUP PHOTOS POSTED TO UCI BMX SX ARG RACE REPORT PAGE!|
|The fine folks at BMX Argentina had a
great idea......"While we have all of these
world class riders in Santiago del Estero,
why don't we run a Challenge Class race to
give some of our South American fast guys a
chance to get the feel of a UCI SX race, and
run a few laps for some of the riders who
didn't make it in to the top 64 for Sunday?"
So that's what they did and they called it the Argentina Cup. They ran the race Saturday night after the UCI BMX SX qualifications and Time Trial Superfinal were over. It turned out to be a pretty fun race with some super fast riders, keeping the SDE track HOT after the day's SX craziness. Check out the UCI SX ARGENTINA & ARGENTINA CUP Race Report Page for tons of UCI BMX SX photos PLUS the Argentina Cup Race Photos, they're BMX Race Intense!
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - September 22, 2015
|European Cup in Switzerland in Echichens Round 7&8|
Story & Photos / Vincent Champetier, BMX Mania EuroPorter ..... While a lot of the Euros are on their way to Rock Hill or already there since the past SX. There were some UCI ( and “olympic”) points to be awarded in Switzerland.
ELITE MEN - Edžus TREIMANIS (Lat) won the first night in front of Joris HARMSEN (NL) and Jordy VAN DER HEIJDEN(NL) while the Swisses W#3 David GRAF and Renaud BLANC got respectively 4 and 5. Former Junior World Champion Yvan Lapraz seriously injured his hand while in the lead of his semi after being up front all evening. The next evening, both David GRAF and Renaud BLANC stepped it up one big notch to finish 1-2 in front of Niels BENSINK (NL); Edžus TREIMANIS(Lat), caught in traffic had to settle for 5th.
Round 7: 1-Edžus TREIMANIS(LAT), 2-Joris HARMSEN(NL), 3- Jordy VAN DER HEIJDEN(NL), 4-David GRAF(SUI), 5-Renaud BLANC(SUI), 6-Kristens KRIGERS(LAT), 7- Jeremy RENCUREL(FRA), 8- Thomas DOUCET(FRA)
Round 8: 1-David GRAF(SUI), 2-Renaud BLANC(SUI), 3- Niels BENSINK(NL), 4-Joris HARMSEN(NL), 5-Edžus TREIMANIS(LAT), 6-Kristens KRIGERS(LAT), 7- Jordy VAN DER HEIJDEN(NL), 8- Simon MARQUART(SUI)
ELITE WOMEN: With a reduced rider count due to the SX calendar, Elke VANHOOF(BEL) shows her consistency winning both days in front of Laura SMULDER(NL). The podium was completed by Nadja PRIES(GER) on Friday and Sandra ALEKSEJEVA(LAT) on Saturday. This weekend saw the comeback of Manon VALENTINO, the French Champion, to the international scene after a SX crash that took her out most of the 2015 season.
Round 7: 1-Elke VANHOOF(BEL), 2-Laura SMULDER(NL), 3-Nadja PRIES(GER), 4- Lieke KLAUS(NL), 5- Manon VALENTINO(FRA), 6-Abbie TAYLOR(UK), 7-Sandra ALEKSEJEVA(LAT), 8-Danielle VRENEGOOR(NL)
Round 8: 1-Elke VANHOOF(BEL), 2-Laura SMULDER(NL), 3-Sandra ALEKSEJEVA(LAT), 4- Abbie TAYLOR(UK), 5- Lieke KLAUS(NL), 6-Nadja PRIES(GER), 7-Manon VALENTINO(FRA), 8-Danielle VRENEGOOR(NL)
JUNIOR MEN: The Claessens’ Family was part of the founders of that track 31 years ago so Bastien CLAESSENS(SUI) wanted to shine on his own turf. He put on a marvellous show lap after lap winning on Friday and taking 3rd on Saturday after some “bubbles” at the start in semi and main. Philip SCHAUB(GER), winner on saturday and Mathijs VERHOEVEN(BEL) completed the podium both days. Quite a feat when you see that Worlds finalists #6 VAN DER WIJST(NL), #7 RAGOT-RICHARD(FRA) and #8 J.KIMMANN(NL) only made the main once this weekend.
Round 7: 1-Bastien CLAESSENS(SUI), 2-Mathijs VERHOEVEN(BEL), 3-Philip SCHAUB(GER), 4- Ugo BALLERINI(SUI), 5- Théo CHAPPELLE(FRA), 6- Justin KIMMANN(NL), 7- RAGOT-RICHARD(FRA), 8- Andy RUTS(BEL)
Round 8: 1-Philip SCHAUB(GER), 2-Mathijs VERHOEVEN(BEL), 3-Bastien CLAESSENS(SUI), 4- Alexandre CURRON(FRA), 5- Martti SCIORTINO(ITA), 6- Ugo BALLERINI(SUI), 7-Koen VAN DER WIJST(NL), 8- Ruben GOMMERS(BEL)
JUNIOR WOMEN: French National Champion, the ever-smiling Axelle ETIENNE(FRA) is the W#1 Junior in both race and TT and lately it’s a race for the 2nd place for the rest of the gate : Merel SMULDERS(NL) is right on her heels and Margot HETMANCZYK(FRA) close by (when not taking a "soil sample”) but Axelle is by herself in the first turn and in cruise control after the 2nd straight. Buying her time to race in Elite…
Round 7: 1- Axelle ETIENNE(FRA), 2-Merel SMULDERS(NL), 3-Christelle BOIVIN(SUI), 4- Hege Haga IDSOE(NOR), 5-Karo VERTESSEN(BEL),6- Christa A. VON NIEDERHAUESERN(SUI), 7- Sandra PAKOVIC(GER), 8-<DNF> Margot HETMANCZYK(FRA)
Round 8: 1- Axelle ETIENNE(FRA), 2-Merel SMULDERS(NL), 3-Margot HETMANCZYK(FRA), 4- Christa A. VON NIEDERHAUESERN(SUI), 5- Melanie UHR(SUI), 6- Manon VEENSTRA(NL), 7- Hege Haga IDSOE(NOR), 8-Sandra PAKOVIC(GER)
BMX Racing News - thursday/friday - September 17/18, 2015
|Win Arielle Martin-Verhaaren's Olympic Jersey and Help a GREAT Cause!|
From Arielle Martin-Verhaaren, BMX Olympian and BMX Lady Legend.....The moment that I put on my Olympic uniform for the first time on July 29, 2012 was the proudest moment in my 23yr BMX career. It was the realization of a dream I had since I was 10yrs old, and while my injury the very next day prevented me from wearing it to compete for a medal at the games, it hangs on my wall where I can see it every day as a reminder of what hard work, perseverance, and heart can accomplish.
I had 3 identical jerseys made for the games, one is hanging on my wall, one is folded up safely with the rest of my Olympic memorabilia and the last one I have donated to be auctioned by Pennys for GSD. Glycogen Storage Disease is a genetic disease that prevents proper storage and usage of glycogen which is the primary energy source for the body.
I wouldn't part with that jersey for just any cause, but I know two very special little children who have the disease and their mom, who is a dear friend and was a part of my Olympic journey as an athletic trainer, has started a non-profit organization to raise awareness and funds for research for a cure. It takes a lot to keep these little sweethearts alive and were it not for advances in modern medicine and diagnosis they wouldn't be here today.
I hope that my one of a kind jersey goes to a good home and can be a small part of the journey in research for GSD.
Bidding opens Thursday 9/17 at 12am and runs for 24hrs. To place a bid, comment under my picture with the amount you would like to bid. Winning bid will be sent a paypal invoice for the final amount. Invoices need to be paid within 24 hours or the item will go to the next bidder.
Pennys for GSD is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit and all donations are tax deductible.
Arielle Martin-Verhaaren, CSCS
BMX Coach, Strength & Conditioning Specialist
AMV15 Training SystemsInstagram/Twitter: @amv15
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - September 14, 2015
ANSWER BMX PRODUCTS/SsQUARED BICYCLES AQUIRES CLAYBORN BICYCLES
Palm Harbor FL – September 14, 2015 – John Sawyer, President and CEO of Answer BMX Products and Ssquared Bicycles, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Clayborn Bicycles to add to the company’s portfolio of BMX race component and race frame offerings.
“The purchase of Clayborn Bicycles will give our customers another option when it comes to high end BMX race specific frames. We realize not every racer out there wants an Ssquared and by having another quality frame choice, we hope to capture that new segment of the market. And hopefully whether it’s an Ssquared or Clayborn frame, we hope the racer will outfit those bikes with Answer BMX parts,” stated Ryan Birk Vice President of Answer BMX and Ssquared.
Terms of the purchase were not disclosed but former Clayborn owner Richard Bunt is excited about the new direction and growth potential for Clayborn with the resources and infrastructure Answer BMX and Ssquared Bicycles has in place. Bunt will also remain on board as the Clayborn Factory Team manager and oversee those race operations.
Immediate plans for the new brand will include a new website and advertising efforts. Product design changes are under consideration while not wanting to stray too far away from the traditional characteristics that make Clayborn frames what they are today and have been known for since their beginning. Production schedules will be ramped up and the frames will soon become available through the same sales channels that Answer BMX and Ssquared products are available.
This announcement comes at the onset of the 2015 InterBike Trade Show in Las Vegas later this week and a Clayborn frame will be on display in the Answer BMX and Ssquared Booth # 4171 where representatives will be promoting the brand and fielding questions about the new venture.
For more information on Answer BMX Products, Ssquared Bicycles, and now Clayborn Bicycles visit www.answerbmx.com, www.ssquaredbicycles.com, and www.claybornbicycles.com. Or visit us at the InterBike in Booth # 4171
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - September 9, 2015
BMX Racing News - weekend update - September 4-6, 2015
SOME FRIDAY PRACTICE DAY PHOTOS POSTED.
NOT ALL OF THEM, BUT WE'RE GETTING THERE.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK EM OUT!
|UCI BMX Supercross This Weekend From Santiago del Estero, Argentina!|
Apologies in advance, for the lack of BMX Race Coverage from the UCI BMX SX in Santiago del Estero, but we have not been able to get a good internet connection anywhere. Not at the track or in our hotel, but if you keep checking back, we'll get things posted as soon as we can find good net coverage. - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com