Results Indoor BMX Racing Avignon, France 28 October 2023 Elite Men: 1 Romain MAYET 30 FRA 100.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Jérémy RENCUREL 28 FRA 86.00 3 Loris AEBERHARD 24 SUI 74.00 4 Michael BIAS 29 NZL 64.00 5 Simba DARNAND 28 FRA 55.00 6 Melvin TEBLEN 21 FRA 47.00 7 Giacomo GARGAGLIA 23 ITA 40.00 8 Martti SCIORTINO 25 ITA 34.00
Elite Women: 1 Elke VANHOOF 32 BEL 100.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Tessa MARTINEZ 22 FRA 86.00 3 Charlotte DEVOLDER 26 FRA 74.00 4 Christelle BOIVIN 26 SUI 64.00 5 Nadine AEBERHARD 21 SUI 55.00 6 Celia BONNET 25 FRA 47.00
7 Mathilde DOUDOUX 27 FRA 40.00
U23 Men: 1 Tanguy RIVOIRE 20 FRA 33.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Clement JARD 21 FRA 29.00 3 Emile VINIT DUNAND 19 FRA 25.00 4 Chris ALDON 22 FRA 21.00 5 Mickaël GUITTARD 19 FRA 18.00 6 Maxime BONDU 22 FRA 16.00 7 Arno CONNE PERRIN 20 FRA 14.00 8 Marc ROMAN MARTINEZ 20 ESP 12.00
U23 Women: 1 Capucine FAVRE 20 FRA 33.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Maelys BAGUENARD 19 FRA 29.00
When the racing matches the heat! Santiago Del Estero has brought the UCI BMX Racing World Cup to Argentina 8 times now. It’s a long haul for most to get there but once in the city the atmosphere breathes BMX. The fans have waited for a long time to see the best athletes in action again and this year with back to back UCI World Cup weekends it’s the best time of the year to be in SDE.
The Sport Center of Santiago del Estero hosts many different sports. From Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Rugby, Athletics, to BMX racing on the highest level. The track had recently been prepared for the last 4 rounds of the year and is smooth and technical. The third straight has a good rhythm if you catch it and many high-lows have been made in the last turn. BMX club A.SA.BI “Asociacion Santiagueña de
BMX in France. Does it get any better than this? It had been six years since the UCI BMX Racing World Cup last set foot in France for a stop but the enthusiastic BMX club of Sarrians did everything within their power to get the elite racers to their track in the south of France. The Vaucluse Games preparation center welcomed a total of 293 entries of which 105 were French racers indicating the popularity of the sport in the country that hosts the 2024 Olympic Games. The Netherlands sent 21 athletes to the South Region and the Swiss drove over 19 to the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur. The nation of Belgium followed with 17, Germany sent 13 and the USA, where BMX originated flew in 11 athletes to Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup.
Mahieu and Shriever lead Elite classes after 4 UCI BMX Racing World Cup rounds. Bearman and Martinez lead U23. Rounds 3 & 4 of the UCI BMX Racing World Cup took place at the Olympic training facility of Papendal for the 11 th time. With record participation numbers it shows that the national cycling federations are serious about scoring UCI points for qualification of the Paris 2024 Olympic games. With a full race on Saturday and a full race on Sunday the UCI BMX Racing World Cups offer two opportunities to make a podium or bring home the points that are needed to move up in the UCI ranking.
As expected, the Papendal track offered great racing. The first and the second straight received some
changes which were well handled by the athletes. Under summer conditions it was key to make it as far on the race day as possible. In the Under 23 Women class on Saturday it was Latvia’s Veronika Monika Sturiska who claimed the first victory of the weekend. After the race she said; “It's just the first win of the year and this track is amazing, it’s speed and the jumps are big, it’s technical and I like that and I showed you that. I’m just focusing on myself because I know I can win, I won last year and this year it’s my first win, let’s keep going.”
In U23 Men New Zealand’s Rico Bearman claimed his 3rd UCI BMX Racing World Cup of the 2023 season but with the slightest margin as a photo finish was needed to see who had won. Rico: “I got out of the gate really good and coming down the second straight I made a few mistakes and Matéo Colsenet (FRA) had caught up right at the finish and I thought he’d got it but back to the photo finish and I got it done. It definitely wasn’t my best lap of the day but it doesn’t matter.”
With preparation not being the best, it was Saya Sakakibara (AUS) who managed to keep the Smulders sisters behind her in the Elite Women final. Laura pleased the Dutch fans with a second place while Merel grabbed a podium also with spot number 3. Saya could not believe she had just won the race: “This win means so much more than just a world cup win, I mean on Friday I had such a bad training session and I went home and cried for two hours, I don’t know why. I think this track has good memories but also a lot of bad, with concussions, and I think just dealing with all those emotions aside from the stresses of racing was just really a lot and I think I just broke down on Friday and I don’t know what I was able to do but I think I just took one race at a time literally just broke it down and trusted myself completely and honestly can’t believe it.”
What are the chances of boyfriend-girlfriend winning Elite UCI World Cups on the same day? It did happen at round 3. Romain Mahieu (FRA) shot out of the gate and used the wide open first straight to dive into turn one in first position and never gave up that spot. That red leader plate on his bike is giving the Frenchman wings it seems like at the 2023 UCI World Cup season. How special has this win been today because Saya, your girlfriend, also won the Women’s elite? Romain:“That was actually crazy. I tried to keep it together on the gate because I could see. I saw the whole thing but I’m just so proud of her because she’s been through a lot and seeing her winning today means a lot to me and as much as it means to her I think.”
Sunday’s Round 4 brought more sunshine to Papendal. With coaches, staff, media and spectators looking for shade it was up to the athletes to put on a show at Papendal’s 11th edition of the UCI BMX Racing World Cup.
The U23 classes were won by Veronika Sturiska and Rico Bearman who doubled in Papendal both grabbing the extra UCI bonus for back to back wins on the same UCI BMX Racing World Cup weekend. Elite victories went to Stephany Shriever who extended her UCI World Cup lead and keeps the red leader plate on her bike for the next rounds in Sarrians, France. In Elite Men the French domination continued at Papendal with Joris Daudet in first followed by Sylvain André. Daudet is now creeping up to UCI World Cup leader Romain Mahieu (FRA) who still has a lead of 1552 over 1437 by Daudet. After 2 Rounds in Turkey and 2 Rounds in The Netherlands it’s up to Sarrians, France to host the next two World Cup rounds. As if the French need home advantage in Elite Men….
Results Women Under 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 3 1. Veronika Sturiska (LAT) 2. Tessa Martinez (FRA) 3. Megan Williams (NZL)
Results Men Under 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 3 1. Rico Bearman (NZL) 2. Mateo Colsonet (FRA) 3. Diego Colsonet (COL)
Results Elite Women 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 3 1. Saya Sakakibara (AUS) 2. Laura Smulders (NED) 3. Merel Smulders (NED)
Results Elite Men 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 3 1. Romain Mahieu (FRA) 2. Arthur Pilard (FRA) 3. Diego Arboleda (COL)
------ Results Women Under 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 4 1) Veronika Sturiska (LAT) 2) Tessa Martinez (FRA) 3) Aiko Gommers (BEL)
Results Men Under 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 4 1) Rico Bearman (NZL) 2) Yuichi Masuda (JPN) 3) Casper Pipers (NED)
Results Elite Women 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 4 1) Bethany Shriever (GBR) 2) Saya Sakakibara (AUS) 3) Alise Willoughby (USA)
Results Elite Men 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup Papendal Round 4 1) Joris Daudet (FRA) 2) Sylvain André (FRA) 3) Mateo Carmona Garcia (COL)
French dominance in Elite Men and 3 back to back UCI World Cup wins in Sakarya, Turkey. 250 BMX entries for the first round of the 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup season and only 4 winners each day. There’s more room for disappointment than celebrating a win but Romain Mahieu (Elite Men) and Tessa Martinez (U23 Women) from France as well as New Zealand’s Rico Bearman (U23 Men) and Bethany Shriever (Elite Women) all started the season with a victory.
At Sunday’s Round 2, French success continued in the Elite Men class with a very confident Joris Daudet getting first just in front of Saturday’s winner Romain Mahieu. The back to back weekend wins for Shriever (GBR), Bearman (NZL) and Martinez (FRA) not only shows their true form at the moment but also an extra paycheck for the double W from the UCI.
Saturday started off rainy but it cleared up for fast racing on the renovated BMX track in Sakarya. The iconic blue turns are improved and the surface is made of asphalt from start to finish. It provided a solid, clean, smooth and rather grippy riding surface, even in the rain. With important ranking points on the line the athletes arrived in Turkey ready to do business.
When the final 8 line up for the last race of the day it is impossible to get there by luck.
Results C1 Coupe de France BMX Racing Troyes, France 21 October 2023
Men Elite: 1 Leo GAROYAN 23 FRA 100.00 2 Jérémy RENCUREL 28 FRA 86.00 3 Simba DARNAND 28 FRA 74.00 4 Romain RACINE 26 FRA 64.00 5 Michael BIAS 29 NZL 55.00 6 Romain MAYET 30 FRA 47.00 7 Melvin TEBLEN 21 FRA 40.00 8 Mathis RAGOT RICHARD 25 FRA 34.00
Women Elite: 1 Charlotte DEVOLDER 26 FRA 100.00 2 Léa BRINDJONC 19 FRA 86.00 3 Celia BONNET 25 FRA 74.00 4 Elke VANHOOF 32 BEL 64.00
5 Christelle BOIVIN 26 SUI 55.00 6 Mathilde DOUDOUX 27 FRA 47.00 7 Emma JOUTEAU 23 FRA 40.00 8 Celine DENARIE 24 FRA 34.00
Men Under 23: 1 Tom WON FAH HIN 19 FRA 33.00 2 Nathanaël DIEUAIDE 22 FRA 29.00 3 Ilan LEFEBVRE 20 FRA 25.00 4 Tatyan LUI HIN TSAN 21 FRA 21.00 5 Chris ALDON 22 FRA 18.00 6 Tanguy RIVOIRE 20 FRA 16.00 7 Anaia ISTIL 21 FRA 14.00 8 Marc ROMAN MARTINEZ 20 ESP 12.00
Women Under 23: 1 Tessa MARTINEZ 22 FRA 33.00 2 Emma PATRACCONE 22 FRA 29.00 3 Jodie VIEMONT 20 FRA 25.00 4 Elisa LANCE 20 FRA 21.00 5 Capucine FAVRE 20 FRA 18.00 6 Marie FAVREL 20 FRA DNS 16.00