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MANCHESTER GEARS UP FOR THE UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP

ONE WEEK TO GO

MANCHESTER GEARS UP FOR THE UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP

ONE WEEK TO GO

 

With just one week to go until the world’s best BMX riders converge in Manchester for the second round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup (9-10 April), all eyes are on the riders set to go head-to-head at the National Cycling Centre to stake their claim on this year’s series title.

Leading the Great Britain Cycling Team and looking to take to victory on his home track for the fourth consecutive time, double UCI BMX Supercross World Cup champion Liam Phillips is set to go up against fierce rivals including world champion Niek Kimmann (Netherlands), Connor Fields (USA) and round one winner Corben Sharrah (USA).

Nail-biting action is also expected in the women’s competition, as 2015 series winner and Olympic champion Mariana Pajón (Colombia) takes on former series titleholder and last year’s Manchester round winner Caroline Buchanan (Australia).

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - Cycling - 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - National BMX Centre, Manchester, England - 19/04/14 - Caroline Buchannan wins copyright picture - Simon Wilkinson simon@swpix.com

The full rider list is available on the event website BMXSuperX.com

 

A worldwide mecca for indoor BMX, the National Cycling Centre will see more than 180 riders from 23 countries race on the recently revamped track for a weekend of adrenaline-fueled racing, with riders going head-to-head in time trials and qualifying motos on Saturday 9 April and supercross finals on Sunday 10 April.

Liam Phillips, who enjoyed his best ever season in the competition in 2015 having won three of the five rounds in the series, said: “I’m looking forward to getting out there, I’ve done some good work and I’m ready to race. Of course there’s pressure as there are a couple of thousand people who come to watch, having a home winner is great for everybody.  The track is super challenging, it will make for great racing.”

 

The 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup returns to Manchester’s National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April. Adult tickets start from just £12, with weekend passes, under 16 and family tickets available via Ticketmaster. For further information visit www.bmxsuperx.com.

Watch the official preview below

Mens Podium 2nd #11 (FIELDS Connor) USA, 1st #24 (SHARRAH Corben) USA and 3rd #436 (MIR Amidou) FRAat the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Santiago del Estero, Argentina

 

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