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BMX Cycling at the Urban Cycling UCI World Championships 2018

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Spain claims first gold medal of the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships

 

Alejandro Montalvo’s Spain took victory in front of Germany and France in Chengdu, China, on Wednesday, the opening day of the UCI World Championships for trials, mountain bike Eliminator and BMX Freestyle.

The Spanish trials team scored 580 points thanks in large part to its young star Alejandro Montalvo, a Junior 20” rider who nonetheless won the Elite UCI World Cup this year, and Sergi Llongueras (Men Elite 26”).

Both athletes scored 150 points.

The Spaniards finished just 20 points in front of Germany with the imperial Dominik Oswald (150), and 60 points in front of France, which had the highest individual scorer thanks to Nicolas Vallée (160).

 

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Spain hadn’t featured on the highest step of the podium since 2010 but proved itself this year despite a late arrival the night before, the last delegation to reach Chengdu, after a long journey: “We were tired,” explained Irene Caminos, “but we took it very seriously today and this gold medal is a great reward for the team. Now it’s time for the individual events.”

 

The silver medal was bitter-sweet for Germany - winner of the bronze medal in 2015 and 2016 then silver last year -  as they were tied with Spain for much of the competition: “We have no regrets, we did good rides, good jumps, we were just 20 little points short,” said Nina Reichenbach. “Hopefully next year we will be at the top of the podium.”

 

Under the watchful eye of Vincent Hermance, in charge of the group for the team event, France, trying for a fourth title, had to make do with third place: “We have no regrets,” said Nicolas Vallée. “We are on the podium with a very different team. This medal is there to build the future.”

 

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Trials action continues Thursday and Friday with the semi-finals of the individual competitions for the Women, Men Junior and Men Elite.

The five titles will be awarded on Saturday.

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In the Olympic "Park" competition, :GBRGreat Britain dominated the men's qualifiers, with James Jones and Jack Clark 1st and 2nd respecitvely...

the recently crowned World Cup Champion, :CRO Marin Rantes, ended up only in 44th place and he didn't even qualify among the 24 riders (coming from 14 Nations) who will start the semifinal round...

the women's event didn't have any qualifying round and will start directly from the semifinals (even if they still call them qualifiers)...

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13 minutes ago, phelps said:

the recently crowned World Cup Champion, :CRO Marin Rantes, ended up only in 44th place and he didn't even qualify among the 24 riders (coming from 14 Nations) who will start the semifinal round... 

 

That's all thanks to scoring 12 points in the second run... :facepalm:

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BMX Trial Results

 

 

Men's Elite 20"
Gold: :AUT Thomas Pechhacker
Silver: :ESP Ion Areitio
Bronze: :GER Dominik Oswald

 


Men's Elite 26"
Gold: :GBR Jack Carthy
Silver: :ESP Sergi Llongueras
Bronze: :FRA Nicolas Vallee

 


Men's Junior 20"
Gold: :ESP Alejandro Montalvo
Silver: :GBR Charlie Rolls
Bronze: :ESP Marti Aran

 


Men's Junior 26"
Gold: :GER Oliver Widmann
Silver: :GER Felix Keitel
Bronze: :FRA Nathan Charra

 


Women's Elite 20"
Gold: :GER Nina Reichenbach
Silver: :FRA Manon Basseville
Bronze: :AUS Janine Jungfels

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BMX Freestyle "Park"

 

Riders qualified to the Finals

 

:USA Nick Bruce
:AUS Brandon Loupos
:CRC Kenneth Tencio Esquivel
:GBR James Jones
:GBR Ben Wallace
:USA Justin Dowell
:VEN Daniel Dhers
:RUS Irek Rizaev
:USA Jeremy Malott
:RUS Aleksandr Nikulin
:USA Daniel Sandoval
:AUS Jake Wallwork

 

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2 hours ago, phelps said:

BMX Freestyle "Park"

 

Riders qualified to the Finals

 

:USA Nick Bruce
:AUS Brandon Loupos
:CRC Kenneth Tencio Esquivel
:GBR James Jones
:GBR Ben Wallace
:USA Justin Dowell
:VEN Daniel Dhers
:RUS Irek Rizaev
:USA Jeremy Malott
:RUS Aleksandr Nikulin
:USA Daniel Sandoval
:AUS Jake Wallwork

 

Where did you find the results,I have not found it in UCI.

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4 ore fa, Function CR Lee ha scritto:

Where did you find the results,I have not found it in UCI.

 

as you've already been told, it's on the UCI dedicated page...

sorry for not answering earlier, but unfortunately this afternoon I had to leave my house for a while for personal reason and I couldn't check the forum...:dunno:

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Terrible job by the UCI again, the only available video of the entire finals consists of two or three badly filmed 10-15 second clips on their Twitter account for everyone to whom the live streams are geoblocked (and God knows why they are, since there is no other way to watch these events here). 

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