After having a break from the BMX World Cup circuit in 2013 and focussing on mountain biking and three world titles. It was a strange
Crain's American teammates Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.) and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles) did not advance past the semifinal round and finished 13th and 15th, respectively. U.S. national champion Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) suffered a knee injury in practice on Friday and was unable to compete in the event.
In elite men's racing, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) was the lone American in the main event, crossing the line in sixth
The U.S. team qualified 11 riders for Saturday's final sessions, including second-place finishes by Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) in the elite men's time trial and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) in the elite women's time trial. Fields' time of 29.156 was second only to Great Britain's Liam Phillips winning time of 28.942 in the men's time trial, while in the women's event Crain posted a time of 33.561. Only Laura Smulders of the Netherlands had a faster time, crossing the line in 33.251.
Other U.S. riders advancing in the men's divisions were Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell), Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles), Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles), Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Haro), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Free
InstaVisers are live one-on-one internet video sessions and come in lengths up to 60 minutes. InstaViser was conceived and built by Olympians who believe every athlete should have the opportunity to speak with the best at any time and no matter where they are in the world.
Rick Bahr is a familiar face on the BMX circuit and it's always good to have him around because when he's on the infield, you know you're in good hands. But you, as a rider, can prevent injuries as well be wearing the correct protection gear. Leatt caught up with Rick and had an interesting talk:
"After 30 years in the Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine field specifically with high profile televised events including the Olympics and many World Championships and World Cups; I make my living traveling the world, setting up, organizing, and Directing many of the largest action sports and racing medical and rescue operations on the planet. I know how mechanism of injury or a particular crash how it takes place and can leave devastating life-long permanent injury or death on an athlete despite our efforts and preparation to reduce or mitigate that risk for the athlete. The frustration as a medical professional in these situations is paramount as we prepare for the worse and hope for the best but sometimes there is nothing we can do despite all our