Stop #3 of the 2021 USA BMX Pro series took us to one of the most incredible BMX tracks in the world, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill has hosted many premier events in the past, including the UCI BMX World Championships, UCI BMX SX World Cups, and multiple USA BMX National events, but the event here in Rock Hill in 2021 is something special. With reports of the record turnouts for competitors, this could be the single largest BMX National in USA BMX History! And on Sunday, the Elite Pro riders will compete for the USA National Championships, making this an even bigger event for the Pros.
32 of the top Pro riders from around the world lined up in Rock Hill to race this perfectly groomed Supercross style track and shoe the packed house of fans what full speed bar to bar Pro racing was all about. and after Fridays racing, no one was left unsatisfied. Connor and Joris had headed out toe Rock Hill before the event to train in the SX track for upcoming events, as well as have the track dialed in come this race weekend. Watching the qualifying races, it seemed like a great decision for both,
Woodward Camp, the ultimate experiential action sports company for the next-generation of passionate athletes, is excited to share that the winningest couple in BMX Race history, Alise and Sam Willoughby, are coming to Woodward! Alise and Sam have signed on as Week12 VIPs and will advise on all-things related to BMX Race Program including curriculum, health and wellness, and specialized equipment. The dynamic duo is excited to bring their holistic view of the sport to the daily coaching and clinics they have planned each day. The curriculum will focus on more than just riding the track and integrate all aspects of preparation including skills, strength training and sprints. A week with Alise and Sam at Woodward will not only be a week filled with race progression, but one filled with new friends and new memories – the summer we have all been waiting for.
After Alise finishes her third tour in the Olympics, the two will join Woodward to coach during Week 12 (August 22-28).
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regrets to announce that the first two rounds of the 2021 UCI BMX World Cup, which should have opened the series in Stuttgart (Germany) on 8 and 9 May, have been cancelled at the request of the organisers. This is as a result of restrictions imposed by the competent authorities. Given that the first two rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup were to count towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification, the UCI is working to find an alternative venue for these early-season events before the end of the qualification period at the end of May.
The other rounds of the series will take place in Bogota (Colombia) on 29 and 30 May, and in Sakarya (Turkey) on 23, 24, 30 and 31 October.
The UCI thanks the organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the riders, National Federations, teams and all concerned parties for their understanding.
Results Spring Classic National #2. Black Mountain BMX, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 20-21 March '21.
Pro Open: 1 COREY REID, PHOENIX, AZ 2 MARTY WISEHART, LUCKY/PHYRE, CHANDLER, AZ 3 ANDRES JIMENEZ, BOGOTA 4 DAMON VOTTA, GORDY'S BICYCLES, MESA, AZ 5 MAKIEVA HOPSON, REMIX BMX, NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV 6 THOMAS STARKEY, BLACK CROWN BMX BIKE SHOP, ANTHEM, AZ