Alise Willoughby (Post) (Chula Vista, Calif.; Promax/GW/Klean/Troy Lee Designs) powered her way to another World Championship title today at the 2019 BMX Racing World Championships in Belgium. Willoughby, who won the rainbow jersey in 2017 as well, qualified for the finals after racing three qualifying motos. Teammate and current National Champion Felicia Stancil (Indianapolis Ind.; Supercross) also joined Willoughby in the finals. “Coming into this I was down in the dumps at the start of the day, I started my day on the ground. You know coming into this I knew it was going to be tough with all the Europeans who have been here every week for the past year and in the rain. None of it was in my favor,” said Willoughby, “I’m really happy I rose to the challenge and I can’t believe here we are.”
Final results UCI BMX Racing World Championships 2019. Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. 27 July 2019. Elite Men: 1 148 van GENDT Twan NED 31.345 2 313 KIMMANN Niek NED +4.109 3 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA +7.137 4 29 RENCUREL Jeremy FRA +9.604 5 87 WHYTE Kye GBR +9.676 6 44 DEAN Anthony AUS +34.956
We've made it to the UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Belgium just to hit the rain once again. The weather was perfect (if you like the heat) when we left and everyone was sweating like a pig but just before the Elite riders could event enter the track for their first official practice in Zolder, it started to rain. Combined with the lightning, thunder and wind it was time to postpone practice and that's where we're at right now. Championship Racing will be held on Saturday and even for tomorrow the weather doesn't look too good. But the show must go on. And if racing was possible at the UCI World's in Zolder in 2015, it will be possible with a bit of rain tomorrow. But the weather can turn around so could be back complaining about the hear again in 16 hours.
Join us LIVE at the Rider’s Corner with Sylvain Andre and David Graf in Heusden-Zolder ahead of tomorrow's 2019 UCI BMX World Championships. Sylvan Andre is the defending 2018 UCI BMX World Champion whilst David Graf will be looking to upgrade his bronze medal from 2015!
Anderson Souza and myself (Jeremy Smith) are spending the some time in Belgium before the 2019 UCI BMX World championships in Zolder kick off. We made our way to the Dessel track and decided to play a game of B.M.X! Unfortunately it ended with a crash haha.