The 1st heat of the 1st round saw the winner cross the line in 1st. Due to deteriorating weather conditions the event was called off after the Elite Men had run Round 1. According to UCI rules the fastest rider in the Round takes top spot. Women didn't race.
Overall standings of the 2020 UCI BMX SX World Cup after three rounds. Tomorrow's racing will not start unitl the afternoon so be aware of that when you want to prepare to watch the live feed on FATBMX. And we're in Bathurst, Australia so mind the time difference. Connor Fields (USA) is doing well in the series followed by Anthony Dean (AUS) in 2nd and Carlos Ramirez (COL) in 3rd.
The rider with the Red Numberplate is the leader of the UCI BMX SX World Cup. There are two plates in total. One for Women. One for Men. After the first two rounds of the UCI BMX SX World Cup Connor Fields and Alise Willoughby will be bringing the leader plates to Bathurst for UCI BMX SX World Cup rounds 3 and 4 next weekend 8 - 9 February 2020. The racing will continue in the 10-round series but getting the lead and running that plate certainly means something. Congrats to the American duo on running the series.
UCI BMX SX World Cup standings 2020 - after Stage 2:
Men: 1 Connor FIELDS (USA) 250 2 Anthony DEAN (AUS) 230 3 Niek KIMMANN (NED) 215 4 David GRAF (SUI) 190 5 Sylvain ANDRE (FRA) 170 6 Izaac KENNEDY (AUS) 170 7 Carlos Alberto RAMIREZ YEPES (COL) 165 8 Romain MAHIEU (FRA) 135
As a Dutchman looking at the final results from Shepparton you won't catch me saying: "It ain't much if it ain't Dutch." I would say that it has been a while that no rider from the Netherlands made it to a UCI BMX SX World Cup final in Men or Women. Even Laura Smulders and Niek Kimmann did not go through. That doesn't mean that the racing in the finals wasn't good. It was just missing some of my favourite riders. See who did what in the race results below and watch the videos when they are finished. Racing in the Olympic year gets serious.