Strombergs Becomes First Repeat BMX Champ

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LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - Maris Strombergs of Latvia overcame the threat of a handful of strong, younger challengers to become the Olympics' first repeat BMX champion on Friday. Australian Sam Willoughby finished second for the silver with Carlos Oquendo of Colombia taking the bronze. Strombergs, 25, claimed the maiden Olympic men's BMX gold when the sport made its debut in … [Read more...]

Pajon of Colombia wins women’s BMX gold

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LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 - Mariana Pajon of Colombia won gold in the women's BMX final after finishing ahead of New Zealand's Sarah Walker and Dutchwoman Laura Smulders on Friday. Walker took the silver medal with Smulders winning the bronze. Pajon, who started from gate four, burst down the start ramp and took the lead from the outset on the 440m women's circuit and was never in … [Read more...]

Phillips Laments Lack Of Home Advantage

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LONDON, Aug 8, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's Liam Phillips was hoping his BMX gold hopes remained intact Wednesday despite the disadvantage of having comparatively little experience of racing on the Olympic track. Dutchman Raymon van der Biezen and Caroline Buchanan of Australia were among the riders setting early markers for the men's and women's competitions after topping their respective … [Read more...]

BMX bandits hope to put brakes on GB gold show

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by Justin Davis LONDON, Aug 7, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Sam Willoughby and Frenchwoman Magalie Pottier will be among the riders aiming to stop Britain bagging more Olympic cycling gold from the BMX events later this week. BMX -- or bicycle motorcross to give the sport its full name -- made its Olympic debut in Beijing where Latvian Maris Strombergs and Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Hong Kong’s Wong, China’s Ma Take Asain Games BMX Gold

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 18, 2010 (AFP) - Hong Kong's Steven Wong won BMX racing gold at the Asian Games on Friday before setting his sights on the London Olympics as China's Ma Liyun took the women's crown. Wong clocked 30.337 seconds in his race, beating silver medallist Akifumi Sakamoto of Japan by 1.042sec with Japan's Masahiro Sampei grabbing the bronze in 31.466. In the women's event, … [Read more...]

USA Cycling Names UCI BMX Supercross Team

Eight riders named to funded team for UCI BMX Supercross World Cup opener in Madrid Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 4, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the eight athletes it will send to round one of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Madrid, Spain, March 26-27. The Madrid Supercross is the fifth event that factors into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings. The final race that will … [Read more...]

USA Cycling Unveils New BMX Women’s Development Program

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 1, 2010) -- USA Cycling is pleased to announce a new BMX Women’s Development Program, as well as the hiring of Dwight Training, Pty Ltd., which is led by Sean Dwight, to oversee the new program’s coaching activities. The United States has a large, undeveloped pool of 14 to 18-year-old female riders who are internationally capable. The objective of the BMX … [Read more...]

U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista Announces a Weekend of BMX Sports Excellence

Complex to unveil developmental track and National BMX Hall of Fame CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, home of world-class venues and athletes, will be the site for three must-see events this weekend, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, the American Bicycle Association's BMX U.S. Open Nationals and the grand opening of the permanent National BMX Hall of Fame. … [Read more...]

Olympic Games BMX Results From Wednesday:

Men's individual (Quarter finals - 4 first of each heat qualified for next round) Heat 1 1. Mike Day (USA) 3 pts Q 2. Marc Willers (NZL) 9 Q 3. Donny Robinson (USA) 11 Q 4. Andres Jimenez (COL) 11 Q 5. … [Read more...]

USA’s Mike Day Looks Good For Gold As BMX Thrills Olympics

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by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 20, 2008 (AFP) - A nervous but thrilling first day of men's Olympic BMX racing here Wednesday saw most of the big favourites for the gold survive the Laoshan track to qualify for the semi-finals. But it was American professional Mike Day who came out tops from the 16 men who, after four heats of three runs, will go into Thursday's semi-finals. … [Read more...]