About bloody time!!!! The UCI have final decided to get rid of the single rider Time trials at Supercross events, it will now be run as motos , giving everyone more of a chance to qualify.
Now all we need is for British Cycling to ditch them at UK Nationals and jobs a good’un !!
Here is all the info from UCI website.
UCI has posted the 2014 UCI BMX rules with quite some big changes for SX events.
-Qualification at BMX SX World Cup’s will be over 3 motos (scrambled heats). Lowest points qualifies.
-Top SX ranked 16 Men and 8 Women are directly qualified to the Main event, although will compete in a Super Time Trial to decide the seeding…
What does that mean? More racing action for the riders and the fans!
All registered riders have to do 3 qualification motos to qualify for the next stage of the event. The groups for these qualification motos will be composed on a random selection of confirmed riders and will be randomly scrambled into moto groups every run. Gate selection order for run 1 will be randomly generated by the computer. Gate selection for run 2 and 3 will be in order of the fastest finishing times.e.g. fastest rider gets first gate pick. The riders with the best aggregate score of the first 3 qualification motos qualify for the next
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stage of the event ( men top 48 – women top 24). Ties are broken by the time in the 3 rd qualification moto. If a tie still remains, then the time of the 2 nd moto is considered. If a tie still remains , the time of the 1 st qualification moto is considered.
All registered riders have to participate at the qualification motos except top 8 women and top 16 men that are present of the current UCI BMX Supercross World Cup standing ( final standing of the previous year for the first event of the year .). They are automatically qualified for the Time Trials.
Top 8 women and top 16 men of the current UCI BMX Supercross World Cup standing that are present at the event ( final standing of the previous year for the first event of the year .) must participate at the Time Trials which will be ran over 1 run. The time in the TT decides on the seeding of these top riders for the 1/8 (men) and ¼ (women) finals. They are seeded as the top 8 for women and top 16 for men followed by the remaining qualified riders. The time in the TT decides on gate selection order of these top riders for the 1/8 (men) and ¼ (women) finals. They choose a combination of fixed gates according to appendix 2 for the 3 runs of 1/8 (men) / ¼ (women) finals. They have gate pick before the remaining qualified riders.
In case of a tie to define the top 8 (women) /16 (men), the best final result of the current World Cup season is considered. If a tie still remains, the 2 nd best result is considered. For the first event of the year, the best final result of the previous season is considered.
1/8, ¼, ½ and finals
The initial stage (1/8 finals for men and ¼ finals for women) will be featured over 3 runs, where the top 4 riders in each group with the lowest overall points shall transfer, as stated above. Seeding The riders are seeded according to the time in the time trials for automatically qualified riders (top 8 women and top 16 men) and according to the results of the qualifying motos for all the other riders. Automatically qualified riders are always seeded before qualification riders. The Ggate selection order according is
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determined by to the time in the time trials for automatically qualified riders and according by to the results of the qualification motos. Riders have to choose a gate selection combination according to appendix 2 of the BMX rulebook.
The following qualifier stages will be featured over 1 round, where the top 4 riders in each group shall finally transfer. Fastest rider gets first gate pick. Seeding and transfer according to appendix 1 of the BMX rulebook.
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6.3.008 A rider who fails to start on his designated start time in the first time trial run will be classified as a Did Not Start (DNS).
A top 8 (women) /16 (men) rider who fails to start on his designated start time in the time trial super finals will be classified as a Disqualified (DSQ) and will be ineligible to transfer.
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Transfer system 6.3.009 The time trial qualification will be used to determine seeding and the category will be run per article 6.1.079 seeding and transfer r ules.
The initial motos be featured over 3 rounds, where the top 4 riders in each group with the lowest overall points shall transfer, as stated above.
The following qualifier stage will be featured over 1 round, where the top 4 riders in each group shal l finally transfer to two 8 -rider semi -finals.
Start gate positions
will be determined according to article 6.1.021.