I got the start time for each main listed below with a few details from each race.
Super X Open 2:41:00
Shout out to Bryce Betts for getting the win in the open group! He killed it from start to finish!
A Pro: 2:43:50
Gnarly crash over the first jump! I definitely would not want to go down going that fast. Sean Gaian ends up with the win.
Elite Women: 2:58:00
Crain and Post go down over the first jump hard as well. I don’t know how Buchanan fired up the turbos on the last straight, but after a good drive out of the last turn she takes home the win.
Elite Men: 3:01:52
What’s up with Nic Long rolling the gate?! If you want to talk about gettin’ it, just watch Fields down the second straight. Willoughby tries to block him out in turn 2, but Fields makes the pass and never looks back.
I don’t think this is the first time I’ve posted a freestyle edit from this track. I’m pretty sure there’s been a cruiser rider who was doing some tricks on that first jump that I’ve posted.
Anyways, Scotty Cranmer has been filming these webisodes and took a trip to the track to lay down some lines. Judging by that transfer, it looks like he’s got some racing background. Then he does a wallride and brakes a fence.
To be honest though, I turned it off after that. This is about as tacky as webisodes get.
Is cyclocross an Olympic sport? Judging by this wall, it definitely is. Glad to see the riders speak up get what’s best for them. What’s the point of building a jump so big that it’ll be impossible for all 8 riders to make it through?
I read that they’re going to make some changes for the track and try to ride it Sunday. Should be interesting to see what they come up with.
In my eyes, BMX is all about progression and James Kerr is doing exactly that. Nothing beats the feeling of going out to ride and accomplishing a goal or learning something new. At 38 years young, James is out there going harder than most kids I see at the local track. He’s learned to jump new doubles and has gotten the hang of manuals. To add to that, he picked up a bike shop sponsor and is a certified coach that works with novices. Keep on killin’ it, James!
The elite women were putting it all on the line this weekend! Starting things off, it looked like most of the field got speed wobbles at the bottom of the hill. Mariana Pajon then comes out of nowhere on the inside and gives Alise Post a serious elbow in turn 1, causing Alise to go down. Honeslty, I’m surprised Mariana was able to make that line stick with the turns being so wet. Then you get a quick glimpse of of Alise doing the classic rip the goggles off after a crash.
Into turn 3, Mariana Pajon tries to make a pass on the outside. I think she got a little lucky that Stephanie Hernandez didn’t run her too wide into the turn because she still managed to get a good drive down the last straight. Here’s where things get a bit ruthless though. Mariana Pajon inches beside Hernandez who then clearly tries to push her off the track. Pajon is able to get in front first though and barely gets the win.
Maris Strombergs has still got it! His nickname of “The Machine” holds true with this lap as he takes the win from wire to wire. I thought Connor Fields had a good shot down the second straight, but actually ended up moving back into third.
Congrats to Liam Phillips for back to back world titles!