14 July 2011 – The UCI and Global SX Events Inc. announced yesterday that the 4th leg of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for 16-17 September 2011 in Sarasota Florida (USA), has unfortunately been cancelled and will not be replaced. The local organizer, Sarasota County has decided to withdraw from the organization of this event.
“Sarasota was indeed a great location for a BMX Supercross World Cup, and up until this point we were impressed with their plans for BMX” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc. “The disappointment is obviously that we are convinced that this could have been resolved if Sarasota County had been more diligent in addressing pending issues.”
UCI President Pat McQuaid expressed his disappointment at the cancellation today which he termed as a “real blow for the whole BMX family.”
He reiterated the importance of the series in the UCI calendar. “The 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup has seen exceptional growth this season, in terms of participation, on-site spectator numbers and TV viewing ” McQuaid said.
“The series has continued to grow in strength throughout 2011 and the UCI is very pleased with the unprecedented growth in the BMX discipline. It is our fastest growing Olympic cycling discipline” he added.
The next leg three of the UCI BMX Supercross will be held in the Olympic venue in London next month.
The updated 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup calendar:
8-9 April 2011 Round 1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
27-28 May 2011 Round 2 Papendal, Netherlands
19-20 Aug 2011 Round 3 London, Great Britain
30 Sep-1 Oct 2011 Round 5 Chula Vista CA, USA
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For more information please contact Simon Keijzer UCI BMX Supercross World Cup media manager. Push reply, or skype: simon_keijzer or call +31 654 754 405