USA Cycling BMX riders head to Rosarito, Mexico, this weekend not to ride, but rather to build a house. Fourteen BMX riders will spend Saturday and Sunday building a house in Rosarito, Mexico. A year after the U23 road program completed a similar project under coach Michael Sayers, BMX coach Jamie Staff will bring 14 athletes to the Mexican town that borders the Pacific Ocean just 27 miles south of the Chula Vista, Calif.-based U.S. Olympic Training Center. There, the world-class riders will spend Saturday and Sunday building a home with More Than Sport, a global nonprofit that pairs athletes with charitable causes such as building libraries, installing water filtration systems and, in the case of the U.S. BMX riders, house building.
“I think it will be a humbling experience,” said Staff. “We all get carried away in our own worlds, and to put ourselves in someone else's shoes for a brief moment might make us think twice before we complain on how hard we have it. That, and the building work will take teamwork, and so I’m hoping that this will bring the
Promax, the makers of high-quality bicycle components, now offers a professional-level cassette BMX hub set. Called HB-1P, the hubs are designed to meet the rigorous needs of BMX racing, but with a price of $299.99 they are more affordable than comparable hubs on the market. HB-1P hub shells are cold forged from 6061-T6-aluminum alloy ensuring the maximum strength-to-weight-ratio. They come equipped with a wide Shimano-compatible cassette body for easy chainline adjustments. And the cassette has 120 points of engagement for fast and precise forward drive.
USA Cycling announced Wednesday various changes to the 2015 BMX Development (Devo) Program, including rider camp qualifications. There will be no more “Junior Devo” races at USA BMX Nationals; instead, riders will now qualify through their regular 15 and 16-year-old expert and girls’ classes on Saturday and Sunday events only. Each of the four camps will have a qualifying window of USA BMX races. To see which races qualify for which camps go here.
USA Cycling will invite the top three boys from each of the 15 expert and 16 expert classes (six total) and top two girls from the 15-16 girls class. Points will be calculated by USA BMX using the
Name: Stijn Nouwen
Age: 19 years old
Hometown: Helmond, Netherlands
Sponsors: Pure BMX team Holland, Verhoof Floorsystems
Frame: Pure PRO XXXL
Forks: Answer Dagger
Stem: S&M Race 49mm
Headset: P-tech by Pure
Name: Yoshitaku Nagasako
Hometown: Okayama Japan
Sponsors: Haro bikes, SUBARU, THULE, FmG, ride2rock.jp, Shimano, SPY, Kabuto, BOX components, Profile, ProStart, RxL socks
When did you get into BMX?
Yoshi: When I was 4yrs old
Who was a big name in Japan that you looked up to when you started riding?
Yoshi: “Jun Kuroda”. He was one of the high technical riders and fast on the rhythm section and his home track was my home track as well so I was watching his riding all the time.
Do you think it's important to have a role model in BMX?
Name: Maynard Peel
Hometown: Papakura, Auckland
Sponsors: Yess Bmx | Fly racing | Box components | Stealth Hubs | Odi grips | Lucky Bling Clothing.
You've had quite a successful 2014. Can you give us some results you're proud of?
Maynard Peel: I have had a great year! 2014 was a huge experience. Leading up to the grands I had 15 wins and was fortunate enough to take the win at the USA Grand Nationals. The New Zealand Nationals is also another thing a I am happy with, walking away with the win of 2014.
At the UCI World's in Rotterdam you were going for the win but crashed in the last turn. Second place is the first loser, right?
Maynard Peel: In my books, second is the same as last. The only place we race for is first.
At just 26 years of age, Ramiro has a long winning history in BMX which he will now showcase in the USA where he now lives. Ramiro represented his nation Argentina, as a 19-year-old junior, at the 2008 Summer Olympics, is a 4 time World Champion, 5 time Argentinean Champion, 2 time USA Champion, 2 time Oceania Champion, Elite Latin American Champion and Elite Pan American Champion. After a 2-year hiatus, Ramiro is back and stronger than ever with his sights on making some noise here in the USA as he focuses toward
ELITE MEN NATION RANKING as of 31-12-2014
1 (1) AUSTRALIA AUS 3060
2 (2) UNITED STATES USA 2967
3 (3) GREAT BRITAIN GBR 2408
4 (4) NETHERLANDS NED 2234
5 (5) FRANCE FRA 2210
6 (6) LATVIA LAT 2135
7 (7) COLOMBIA COL 1853
8 (9) CANADA CAN 1635
9 (8) BRAZIL BRA 1614
10 (11) NEW ZEALAND NZL 1394
11 (10) ARGENTINA ARG 1249
12 (12) JAPAN JPN 1215
13 (14) ECUADOR ECU 878
14 (13) RUSSIA RUS 806
15 (15) SWITZERLAND SUI 770
16 (16) ITALY ITA 525
17 (17) SOUTH AFRICA RSA 340
18 (18) GERMANY GER 318
Silver Dollar National #2. Sunday Results.
1 JORDAN MIRANDA, CLAYBORN, BAKERSFIELD, CA
2 LEE LEWIS, MONTGOMERY, TX
3 DAIKI IKEDA, RIFT/TANGENT, CARMICHAEL, CA
4 JARED BECKER, BECKER FITNESS, GLENDALE, AZ
5 TYLER WHITFIELD, SSQUARED BICYCLES, ROCKFORD, IL
6 MATTIA FURLAN, CHULA VISTA, CA
7 CHRIS CHRISTENSEN, BJERRINGBRO
8 HUNTER PELHAM, FACTORY REDLINE, CONROE, TX
46 & Over Expert
1 ERIC SWEETS, LAS VEGAS, NV
2 BARRY NILSON, EKG BIKES, MISSION VIEJO, CA
3 ERIC RUPE, UGLYKIDCLOTHING - OAKLEY, WOODLAND, CA
4 BILLY GRIGGS, ANAHEIM, CA
5 GARY LAURENT, LAS VEGAS, NV
6 CHRIS OLNEY, PORTLAND, OR
7 CHRIS JENKINS, RRC / SUPERCROSS / FLY, LAS VEGAS, NV
Silver Dollar National Prerace results. Friday 9 January 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada.
1 CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX, HENDERSON, NV
2 NIC LONG, HARO, LAKESIDE, CA
3 JORDAN MIRANDA, CLAYBORN, BAKERSFIELD, CA
4 KENNETH GUSTAFSON, DOUBLECROSS, PONCA CITY, OK
5 ROBERTO CRISTOFOLI, CHULA VISTA, CA
6 MATTIA FURLAN, CHULA VISTA, CA
7 ERIC MULLER, BALLISTIC BMX, GRANTS PASS, OR