Oakley Rider Alise Post Claims UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal
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.
Post joined an eight-woman group in the final round of the event. Filled with big names, including Australia’s Caroline Buchanan, France’s Laetitia Le Corguille, and countrywoman Amanda Geving, the final was all Post’s. Coming down the first straight, Post was battling for third and fourth place within the pack of finalists. It took a bold move to launch her into the top spot. Post was the only rider in practice who was jumping the triple on the first straight and she put that practice to good use in the finals. Post claimed it was a spur of the moment decision to execute the move in competition, but it proved to be the deciding factor in the race. Leaving the other riders in her dust, Post never looked back, pumping to the finish line to claim the World Cup victory.
Post, who has made it clear that she was upset not to gain Olympic points for Team USA while she was out with injury, is thrilled with her victory in the Netherlands and believes it’s the right step leading into World Championships and the Olympics.
“This is huge for me going into Worlds,” she said. “It’s a big confidence boost.”
The 2012 UCI BMX World Championships are set to take place in Birmingham, Great Britain from May 23rd to May 27th. Best of luck to Alise and congratulations on the huge win in the Netherlands!
Supercross World Cup
May 13, 2012
1. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline)
2. Carolina Buchanan (AUS)
3. Laetitia Le Corguille (FRA)
4. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles)