Cycling bosses give BMX World Championships thumbs up    

New Zealand has received the thumbs up from cycling’s world controlling body, the UCI (Union Cycliste International) after hosting the BMX World Championships which culminated at the Vector Arena last week.

“Auckland went out of its way to make it a great event,” said Abe Schneider, the chairman of the UCI’s BMX Commission.

More than 2000 riders from 37 countries took part in the event on a 300 metre track which was built indoors in less than a week.

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Buchanan puts Olympic demons to bed in BMX World Championships


Photo credit: Ross Land

Australian Caroline Buchanan put the demons of the London Olympics behind her when she won the Elite Women’s title at the UCI BMX World Championships inside the Vector Arena, while Englishman Liam Phillips made the most of his opportunities after most of the sport’s heavy hitters had eliminated one another in a quarter final crash fest.

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Fields defends title, Olympic Champion wins BMX time trial


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 A “perfect lap” propelled Connor Fields from the USA to victory in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand tonight.

Olympic champion Mariana Pajon of Columbia took out the elite women’s title by a 0.3 seconds from American Alise Post.


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BMX RIDER PICTURES AVAILABLE NOW

Pictures of all riders are now available to view and purchase at www.bmx-pix.com
Practice day photos available:
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DAY TWO SESSION TWO CRUISER CLASS


Photo: Juan Carlos Diaz Serna. CREDIT: JERRY LANDRUM WWW.BMXMANIA.COM

American Michael Gonzales and Robin Van der Kolk of the Netherlands completed a double at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand tonight.

The pair won their second titles of the meeting in front of a packed Vector Arena on their Cruiser bikes in less than 24 hours when they won the 13-14 boy’s and 17-24 year’s class respectively.

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DAY TWO SESSION ONE CHALLENGE CLASSES 9 YEARS AND UNDER

The youngest World Champions in any sport were found at the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena, Auckland this morning.

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DAY ONE SESSION TWO CHALLENGE CLASSES 15 YEARS TO MASTERS


A crash fest was the order of the evening at the second session of the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand tonight.

New Zealand’s Adam Coker in action on the way to winning the men’s 25-29 years title at the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena, Auckland tonight. Credit: Jerry Landrum.

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Session One Wrap - CHALLENGE CLASSES 10 YEARS TO 14 YEARS


Trans-Tasman rivalry was resumed at the first session of the UCI BMX World Championships when New Zealand and Australia both won three titles today (Wednesday).

PHOTO: Saya Sakakibara (Japan) in action on her way to winning Girls 14 years title. CREDIT: Jerry Landrum

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Time lapse of track build

Check out the time lapse video we've created of the track build for the UCI BMX World Championships 2013. See the track put together in one minute!  Created by Clinton Tudor. 

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American riders go sky high on BMX World Championships in Auckland

BMX Time Trial World Champion Connor Fields and American teammate Barry Nobles tackled their first big jump for next week’s UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland today. 

The pair jumped off Auckland’s Sky Tower this morning after flying in from their training base near San Diego, one of the first international teams to arrive for the World Championships at Vector Arena from 24-28 July.

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Competition Guide available now

The updated UCI BMX World Championships 2013 Competition Guide is now available to view.

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16/07/2013

Olympic BMX champion heads to New Zealand with another title

Double BMX Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs has added the 2013 European title to his name less than two weeks out from the World Championships in New Zealand.

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15/07/2013

Walker confident of start in UCI BMX World Championship in Auckland

Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker is confident she will be on the start ramp for next week’s UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland.

Walker still has her arm in a brace after suffering a hairline fracture of her radius after a crash racing in the United States recently.

The 25 year old plans to be back on her bike this week and is determined to compete in the world championships in her home country from 24-28 July.

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12/07/2013

Reade withdraws from UCI BMX World Championships

British Cycling has today confirmed that Shanaze Reade has withdrawn from the forthcoming UCI BMX World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Auckland from 24 – 28th July.

Shanaze sustained a knee injury after falling during a training camp in Papendal in early July. GB Cycling Team’s physiotherapist Phil Burt explains: “Shanaze has worked hard to recover from her recent knee injury but unfortunately time has run out for her to be in competitive form at the World Championships.”

Speaking of the decision, Shanaze said: "Having won every major race this year I was confident and excited to race in New Zealand, this was one of my biggest goals for 2013. To miss out on the World Championships is really disappointing. However, my team and I believe this is definitely the correct decision. It will be a short period of recovery and the plan is to come back stronger for the rest of the year."
 
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05/07/2013

World champions set to defend BMX titles in Auckland

Defending champions Sam Willoughby and Connor Fields will defend their titles at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland later this month.

Willoughby (Australia) won the overall title in Birmingham last year while Fields (USA) earned the rainbow jersey in the Super Time Trial. Both stars today confirmed that they will head to New Zealand, joining double Olympic gold medallist Maris Strombergs who announced his entry last week for the UCI BMX World Championships at the Vector Arena in Auckland on July 24-28.

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2/07/2013

Double Olympic Champion Confirms Start at BMX Worlds in Auckland

Double Olympic gold medallist Maris Strombergs has confirmed his entry for this month’s UCI BMX World Championship presented by Telecom in Auckland.

Strombergs, from Latvia, is the sport’s biggest name, having won two BMX World elite titles as well as the Olympic gold medal both in Beijing, where the sport made its debut, and again in London last year.

The 26 year old will be one of the clear favourites when the UCI BMX World Championships comes to New Zealand for the first time, to be staged at Vector Arena on 24-28 July.

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17/06/2013 

Pajon on song for World Championships

Olympic gold medallist Mariana Pajon signalled her intentions for next month’s UCI BMX World Championships in New Zealand with a resounding victory in The Netherlands today.

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12/06/2013

World champion on form

Australian Sam Willoughby has continued his hot form in the lead up to next month’s UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland.

The Californian-based star has broken the record after two wins at the USA BMX National series in Utah at the weekend. He won the main on both days to take his unbeaten record to 11 races in the US Nationals Series.

Willoughby will defend his world title in Auckland next month.  He has a rich pedigree in the world having won the silver medal at the London Olympics and won back to back junior world titles in 2008 and 2009. Willoughby is not on the start list for this weekend’s UCI Supercross round in Papendaal, preferring to remain in the US in his preparations for the world championships.

20/05/2013
Tickets on sale today

Fans will get their first chance to see the best BMX riders on the planet when Auckland hosts the 2013 UCI BMX World Championships on 24-28 July.

Tickets go on sale to the public worldwide from today for the week-long championships to be held indoors at Vector Arena on the Auckland waterfront.

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13/05/2013 

Kids Have a Go to ride with the BMX World Champ stars

School kids from Auckland and Waikato will have a chance to ride during the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland. 

Organisers are running a series of Have A Go opportunities for children aged six to 12 years at local BMX Club tracks in the Waikato and Auckland regions starting in St Johns/Mt Wellington, and at the Hamilton BMX track this week.

While the focus is on teaching children the skills for BMX, they will also have the opportunity to qualify for regional finals and the best 32 riders will ride on the track during the championships to be staged indoors at Vector Arena from 24-28 July.

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