So we are on the eve before the US Olympic trials, possibly the most important race of most of the 8 riders careers. Also ironic that one of the biggest most exciting and talked about races is possibly the smallest race out there as only 8 riders will take part and 2 will go on to be selected for London the winner and the coach’s pick.
This is how the event will play out:
The event format includes a total of six races: two time trials, three motos and a final. Points will be awarded to the top three finishers in the time trial and the top four finishers in each moto. The top six riders who have the highest points after the second moto advance (the other two riders will be eliminated). Then the top four riders with the highest points after the third moto advance to the final (the other two will be eliminated). The final will only include the four riders with the highest points, and a one-lap race will determine the winner who will be named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic BMX Team.
I’m sure there will be some nerves tonight and some riders sleeping less than other’s. One thing is for sure for the fans it will be exciting. Chula Vista is still playing host to a regular US national so the crowd will be there and the atmosphere will be tense. The track is absolutely dialled, the scene is set for a historic race, judging by the clear blue California skies tomorrow will be a perfect day for 2 riders…who will they be?
Here is the line up:
Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX), Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes), Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles), Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles), Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./Hyper Bicycles), Joey Bradford (Monterey, Calif./Prophecy BMX) and Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ssquared-Answer). Tyler Faoro (Coral Springs, Fla./Phoenix-Profile) was named the replacement athlete, designating him eligible to replace any athlete who experiences injury, illness, or any foreseen incident prior to the start of the event.
S Squared’s Josh Meyer’s pictured with his dad infront of a perfect track.
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