1 Romain MAHIEU, FRA 1-2-1 = 4 Qualified 2 Carlos RAMIREZ YEPES, COL 4-4-2 = 10 Qualified 3 Sylvain ANDRE, FRA 2-3-6 = 11 Qualified 4 Connor Fields, USA 3-1-8 = 12 Qualified 5 N. TORRES, ARG 5-5-3 6 V. PELLUARD, COL 6-6-5 7 J. HARMSEN, NED 7-7-4
The UCI announces the updated qualification systems for BMX Freestyle for Tokyo 2020. Following the rescheduling of the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked all International Federations with sports included in the Tokyo 2020 competition programme but whose qualification was not yet complete to review their qualification systems and propose a contingency plan. The UCI did this for a.o. BMX Freestyle, as qualification was not yet terminated for this discipline. Based on the UCI’s contingency plan, it was proposed to make some amendments to the qualification systems which had last been revised in 2020 to take into account the freezing of the UCI rankings as of 3 March 2020, and the change of date of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The current UCI BMX Freestyle Park Nation Ranking shows where your nation's at in BMX PARK riding at the moment. This nation ranking will become important after 1 November when the Olympic qualifying period begins. Between 1 November 2018 and 11 May 2020 several UCI sanctioned events will provide points towards individual rankings which will translate into a Nations ranking with the points of the two top ranked riders in either the Male or Female BMX Park category. With the top ranked Nation getting to send two riders to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo we will see a strong battle for that position starting 1 November 2018. Nations ranked 2-5 will also get to send a rider with one rider going to the host nation and 2 spots will be given away at the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Chamionships to complete the total of 9 available spots in both Men and Women.
The last UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup of 2018 will take place in Chengdu, China from 1-4 November making this the first Olympic Qualifying event for Tokyo 2020. Also the UCI Urban World Championships the weekend after in Chengdu will count for qualifying points in the BMX Freestyle Park discipline. But scoring points during World Cups and World Championships isn't the only way. C1 category events will be held all over the world in 2019 as well as national championships and possibly continental championships. In short, points will start to matter very soon for those chasing a spot at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Starting from 1 November 2018 points to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games can be gathered at various BMX Freestyle Park events. UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cups and UCI World Championships are high up on the list for those who wish to compete in Tokyo in 2020. Points of the two highest ranked riders per nation (Men and Women separately) between 1 November 2018 and 11 May 2020 will be gathered into a Nations Ranking. 9 Men and 9 Women will get to participate at the Tokyo Games.
With the top nation per gender getting to send 2 riders to Tokyo it will be key for riders to aim for that number one Nation Ranking spot. 1 spot per gender will go to the host country (Japan in this
Name: Dave van der Burg Racing number: 8 (192) Hometown: Arnhem, Netherlands
Have things changed for you since 1 September, the day the Olympic qualifying period has started? Dave van der Burg: Not really, of course the qualifying period started so it’s important to score points but it didn’t change my attitude going into a race weekend. If I compete no matter what kind of race, I have my mindset on winning it.
Australia's BMX Freestylers set to contest the inaugural UCI Urban World Championships in China in November, their first stop on their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2017, the IOC announced that BMX Freestyle Park would be added to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BMX Freestyle Park is an exhilarating discipline of cycling which takes place in parks full of ramps with big transitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged (scored between 0-100pts over two one-minute runs) on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
Australia boasts two of the world's best, both considered to be serious medal contenders in Tokyo 2020. Logan Martin, the 2016 UCI World Cup Series champion who sits fourth in 2017 after winning Stop 1 in the Series, and Brandon Loupos whoissecond overall in 2017 after taking out Stop 2.
In their first jump towards Tokyo, riders will contest the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships this November 8-12 in Chengdu, China. The Championships will see the world’s best will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion in BMX Freestyle Park.
Some of the Australia riders who will participate in Chengdu 8 - 12 November are: