2014/4/23 8:40:00 (97 reads)
We are off and racing, with stop one of the BMX World Cup tour done and dusted. This past weekend the British National Cycling Center hosted the first stop of the World Cup series in Manchester England. The Britts sure do know how to put on a great show with their amazing facility and sold out crowds. It was a race that impressed on all levels and set the bench mark for the BMX Supercross series.

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
2014/4/22 20:00:00 (544 reads)
The stands filled up quickly at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England which hosted the first UCI BMX Supercross World Cup race of the 2014 season. The impressive indoor BMX arena saw home favourite Liam Phillips win the Men class and Caroline Buchanan (AUS) get first in the Women catagory in front of a packed house. The first World Cup started off spectacular with stacked races on Saturday evening April 19th. Racing was close and things could go either way for the 8 riders who lined up on the gate. One rider
2014/4/22 4:20:00 (172 reads)
The kickoff to the 2014 UCI BMX season was this past weekend at the National Cycling Center in Manchester, England. An incredible venue with a purpose built arena for the BMX Supercross style track, riders from all over the world headed to the season opener with dreams of taking home the opening round victory. The Chase BMX Factory team riders Connor Fields, Joris Daudet, and Romain Mahieu all made way to Manchester to kick off the SX season. The top 16 from last years overall championship would have a direct bye to the SuperFinal Time Trials on Friday night, so Romain would be the
2014/4/20 12:50:00 (244 reads)
American Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) showed her consistency by riding to a second-place finish for the second consecutive year at round one of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on Saturday in Manchester, England. Starting from gate 2 in the final next to defending world champion Caroline Buchanan of Australia, the 21-year-old Crain stayed on Buchanan's wheel throughout the race but was unable to find a way to move past the rainbow jersey. Venezuela's Stefany Hernandez followed Crain across the line to claim third place.

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
2014/4/19 20:00:00 (798 reads)
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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.
2014/4/19 1:40:00 (242 reads)
The first round of this season's UCI BMX Supercross World Cup got underway on Friday in Manchester with the time trial and moto qualifying rounds for Saturday's Supercross finals.

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

2014/4/18 10:50:00 (128 reads)
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It felt great to race again after our winter break! My results could be better, but I’m really happy about the way I rode on my bike… Two weeks ago the European season kicked of in Zolder, Belgium. They transformed the normal BMX track to a big SX track, because the World Champs will be there in 2015… Together with my team I went to Zolder for a training session before this race. Non of us liked the track, because most jumps were way to big and not really smooth. We told the club and track builder, so they made some changes before round 1&2 of the
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Ever wanted to get coached or have your child coached by one of the greatest BMXers ever? With InstaViser.com, you can now get personalized instruction with Olympic Bronze Medalist Donny Robinson. Donny says, "One of the reasons I love BMX Racing so much is because of the people I have met and the friends I have made. Encountering people with a shared passion and drive is so awesome. InstaViser is great because there is no longer a wait until "the next race" to interact or share knowledge with riders and parents - it can happen instantly, from anywhere in the world. I am super-excited about working with BMXers via InstaViser, and bringing this new platform to our sport."

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. 
2014/4/11 19:20:00 (381 reads)
When I looked up how far the Zolder track was, the routemapper said 71.5 kilometers. One hour and five minutes. So I made plans to go to Belgium to watch the first big European outdoor race of 2014. Then Paul called and said he was thinking of going as well and he came over to pick up Philip and myself. One hour later we were at the former F1 track which had been invaded by 1400 BMX racers and their parents plus fans. With one round happening on Saturday and one on Sunday it was BMX racing all day long. We checked the 
2014/4/8 21:00:00 (295 reads)

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

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