For the 6th year in a row the UCI BMX SX World Cup stopped over at the BMX SX track located at the Sport Centre of Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The final round of the 2018 World Cup season was raced in blistering heat on Sunday 28 September. Joris Daudet (FRA) won Sunday’s Round 8 in front of Gonzalo Molina (ARG) and Anthony Dean (AUS), but sixth place for UCI World Cup leader Niek Kimmann (NED) was enough for him to hold on to the overall title.
In the Women’s final on Sunday, Saya Sakakibara (AUS) and Laura Smulders were shoulder to shoulder in the first turn and the second straight. On the last straight, Alise Willoughby joined the duo, and the drag race to the finish saw the three of them cross the line side by side. A mere 0.041 of a second separated the three, with Sakakibara taking the win in front of Willoughby (2nd) and Smulders.
UCI BMX SX World Cup 2018 - Results Round 8, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
The 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series was held over 6 races. Three double race day weekends are now behind us and Frenchman Sylvain André walked away with his first World Cup title. It came down to the very last race where especially Connor Fields (USA) still had a shot at the 2017 UCI World Cup title but Sylvain used the support from back home to make it happen in Argentina. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) grabbed third in front of Dutchies Dave van der Burg (4th and Twan van Gendt (5th). 143 riders scored points this season and here is how they ended up.
2017 UCI BMX SX World Cup Final standings: 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 645 2 FIELDS Connor USA 620 3 NYHAUG Tory CAN 535 4 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 495 5 VAN GENDT Twan NED 460 6 RAMIREZ YEPES Carlos Alberto COL 370 7 SHARRAH Corben USA 345 8 KIMMANN Niek NED 325 9 MOLINA Gonzalo ARG 295 10 EVANS Kyle GBR 285