Recent BMX Racing News
BMX: Pajon, Walker and Smulders Sweep Women's Race in London, Willoughby and Oquendo Grace Men’s Podium
Colombia’s BMX team has officially hit the map. Lead by Mariana Pajon, who claimed her nation’s very first victory in London by owning the Women’s race, the South American country continued its damage with countryman Carlos Oquemdo taking a third place finish in the Men’s event. “I started gymnastics when I was five, but I started BMX when I was three,” said Mariana, who also became the second Colombian ever to claim a Summer Games win. "I was doing gymnastics, BMX and cart racing. However BMX wasn’t at the Olympics and I wanted to be here, then BMX was introduced in Beijing and I started training.” Utterly smashing three semi-final runs in tantalizing style, she lead the pack of eight formidable riders through the first turn. She never relinquished the lead – cruising to a massive triumph over rivals from the across the Globe. Carlos wasn’t the only man of note (in the family) to grace the Men’s podium, however. Aussie smasher Sam Willoughby, who was crowned ...
Alise Post is one tough girl. Battling her way back from multiple injuries last year has not been easy for the young rider, but she’s made the most of her experiences and fought her way back to the top of the BMX Supercross field. Post claimed the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup title in Papendal over the weekend for her first World Cup victory.
Track to 2012: Oakley BMX Racers Shanaze Reade and Marc Willers Sweep UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in London
Think Supercross. Minus the motors…and with Olympic implications. BMX’s version of the two-wheel racing spectacle hit a fever pitch in London last month for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in the Olympic Park. And not surprisingly, Oakley dominated. Shanaze Reade laid the smack down and dominated the final on the Olympic ‘first course’ as fellow Oakley rider Marc Willers of New Zealand claimed the title on the men’s side. In a truly tough day for all athletes, organizers and track builders involved, 64 Elite Men and 32 Elite Women battled through a three hour rain delay and threw down after the sky cleared.