The Uci BMX Super Cross event was last weekend and what an event it was! We are talking an amazing track, perfect weather, and most of the best riders in the world! This race was the first race to show the riders the new Olympic format. There will be some differences when the Olympics come but for the most part it was the same. We had over 50 Elite riders here this weekend and that made for some intense racing action! Our first moto was our 1/8th final, and then we went into 3 rounds of quarters, one semi, and one main. Here is how my day played out!
Right before my 1/8th I broke the cleat on my shoe. I tried to fix it but couldn't and had to race the moto with it broke. It made for an interesting lap as I had to come from behind to make it. I finished 2nd.
Quarters: First quarter, I was still working on my bike and showed up
right in time to get on the gate. I bumped a rider out of the start and went to the back of the pack. I think I got 7th. Quarter number two, I got a good start, then was on the outside of the first turn, I finished 4th. In the final quarter I finished 2nd. Semis: So I go to look at the semi sheet to see if I made it. I had kind of high points so I didn't think I was going to. Sure enough I look at the sheets and I am not on them. So I go over to my tent, get some food, change clohs, and start to chill. Well, I'm sitting there then all of a sudden I hear over the loud speaker "Tyler Brown to the gate your semi is ready!" I guess they reposted motos and I did make it! I ran over, got dressed, and ran to the gate. I was in the gate, and had no time to really get ready. So when it came time to race it was a little hard, and it showed as I finished 6th.
I had a lot of drama and stress to deal with, but even on top of all that I still had a good time. This was the first race of this kind and it was so much fun to be at! You can sure count me in on any Super Cross race in the future! I want to thank John Alexander and Avent for all of their support! My next race is the Euro finals in a few weeks. Talk to you then!