Connor told me the idea to do a BMX Quiz, two years ago already. With us living on the other sides of the world and since we're often staying in different hotels during races, it never really happened. We've all been quarantined for a little while now, so we thought this would be the perfect time to entertain ourselves and hopefully others.
Day 42. It is now exactly seven weeks since Kai crashed, and we are relieved to say that he is making progress — tiny steps in the right direction. A key step for Kai is he now off the respirator and can breathe by himself unassisted. As he is not dependent on the breathing machinery, it has been possible to move him out of the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and into a high care ward. During his time in ICU, Kai had dedicated nurses monitoring him 24/7 to ensure he had the best possible care to get through the very critical stage. It’s said that most people stay in ICU for less than a week, the fact that Kai was there for so long is an indication of the severity of his injury.
We were absolutely amazed by the care and professionalism provided by the Canberra ICU. There is no
Due to the current pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the last stop of the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup which were to take place in Rock Hill (United States) on 15 and 16 May will not take place on the scheduled dates. In light of the health situation worldwide which has also affected the United-States, the UCI is fully supportive of the decisions taken by the City of Rock Hill to postpone the event.
The UCI and the organising committee will work together to establish a new date, if conditions permit.
As a reminder, the UCI notes that the rounds of Manchester (Great Britain) and Papendal (Netherlands)
In the current context of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which also affects the United States, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regrets to announce the necessity to postpone the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships which were initially to take place at the North Houston Bike Park in the United States from 26 to 31 May. The UCI fully supports the decision taken by the organisers of the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, the authorities of the city of Houston, in the state of Texas, and of Harris County. In view of the current health situation, holding the UCI BMX World Championships, preceded by the amateur Challenge class, would have potentially posed a risk to the health of the riders, all those involved in the event and the fans.
Regarding the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the UCI BMX World Championships in Houston were initially to be the last event on the UCI International BMX Calendar offering qualification points, since the qualifying period was due to end on 1st June. In the context of the coronavirus and in the interests of safety and sporting fairness, the UCI recalls - as announced on March 15 - that it asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to stop the qualification period retroactively as of 3 March, given that until this date, no nation had been prevented from going to events because of the pandemic.
Regarding the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the UCI BMX World Championships in Houston were initially to be the last event on the UCI International BMX Calendar
You'll all recognize this familiar and friendly face as Alec Bob's. After all, he's been racing BMX for years and has a World Title (2017) to boast about; although he doesn't! Alec's passion drives him to continuously work on his racing skills, and goals.
Due to the current pneumonia epidemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the next two rounds of the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup which were to take place in Manchester (Great Britain) on 18 and 19 April and in Papendal, Netherlands, on 2 and 3 May, will not take place on the scheduled dates. In line with its recommendations made last Sunday to organisers from countries identified at risk by health authorities, the UCI is fully supportive of the decisions taken by the British and Dutch organising committees to postpone the events based on directives adopted by their governments to counter the spread of the virus.
The European BMX Cup, the UCI BMX SX World Cup competitions and the Framed Festival at Papendal are canceled. Papendal has decided this after intensive consultation with the UEC, the UCI and other parties involved. This decision is inevitable due to the current corona crisis. The UEC European Cup would take place on April 25 and 26, followed by the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and the Framed Festival from May 1 to 3. The corona crisis is gripping the entire world, developments are rapidly following each other, which entails an uncertain time for everyone. It is currently unclear how this crisis will develop in the near future.
The measures taken in the Netherlands, but also by other countries to prevent the spread of the virus, mean that we are forced to discontinue our preparations for the BMX competitions and the Framed Festival. Think of public life that is quiet in different countries, riders who cannot train because training locations are closed and borders that are closed so that one cannot travel.
Jochem Schellens, director Papendal: “This is a decision we take with pain in our hearts, but at the same time we have no other choice. We must put the safety and health of athletes, staff, crew, volunteers, spectators and other stakeholders first. It is not responsible at this time to bring together thousands of (international) racers and visitors. In addition, we have a social responsibility to take.