Chula Vista 27 September 2013 – Southern California once again lived up to its reputation. In picture perfect conditions the best BMX riders of the world gathered at the Olympic Training Centre in Chula Vista for the final round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. The World Cup event kicked off on Friday 27 September with the Time Trials to decide who gets the exclusive right to continue to the main event on Saturday 28th September. Americans Connor Fields and Felicia Stancil outperformed the rest of the world in the Time Trials.
Rethink race strategy
The Time Trials for the final round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series proved to be very interesting , with the wind being up, causing the athletes to rethink their racing strategy for the second straight.
Fields shows big race temperament
USA’s Corben Sharrah was the quickest qualifier in the first run, proving just how fast he can be in the Time Trials discipline. But eventually in the Time Trial Super Final Sharrah was beaten by the fastest man on 20-inch wheels, Connor Fields (USA). Fields once again proved that he has the quality to win when it counts. Fields recorded a winning time of 38.126 seconds. That is very fast on the demanding and technical Chula Vista Supercross track in such windy conditions. Sharrah took second with Tory Nyhaug (CAN) finishing in third.
American Junior wins women’s Time Trials
Felicia Stancil (USA) proved to be too fast for the rest of the field, with a smooth run in the finals with a winning time of 39.114 seconds. With this result Stancil, who is still a junior rider, is back on track after she got injured during the Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England earlier this year. Olympic bronze medalist, Laura Smulders (NED) showed her consistency and ended up in second place. Alice Post (USA) completed the women’s podium in third place.
Showdown of the 2013 BMX Supercross World Cup series
Spectators are expected in large numbers tomorrow at the Olympic Training Centre in Chula Vista for the final round of competition of the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series. The overall 2013 series winners in both the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s will be decided.
In Elite Women it will come down to the wire between Mariana Pajon (COL), Arielle Martin (USA) and Laura Smulders (NED). In the men’s class Jelle van Gorkom (NED), Connor Fields (USA), Sylvain Andre (FRA) and Liam Phillips (GBR) are the favorites to win the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
If you cannot make it to Chula Vista, make sure to tune in to www.bmxlive.tv on Saturday 28th September for the live action from Chula Vista starting at 14h30 PST.
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