BMX Racing: 2018 in figures

Dec 20, 2018, 11:00 AM

290 was the record-breaking number of entries in the first two rounds of the 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup (March 31-April 1). It was the first time the series visited Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – home of the French national training centre - near Paris.

2 members of the Smulders family graced the Elite Women’s podium at the UCI BMX World Championships in Baku. Dutch sisters Laura and Merel took the top two spots, in that order, with third-placed Judy Baauw ensuring a clean-sweep of Dutch athletes on the podium.

0.006 of a second was the difference between being Elite Men’s UCI World Champion or runner up. A photo finish was required at the end of the men’s final to establish that Sylvain André had pipped Joris Daudet at the post to claim the rainbow jersey. Brazil's Anderson de Souza Filho finished third behind the two French athletes.

1500 athletes from 43 countries competed in the amateur Challenge classes of the UCI BMX World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June. World amateur titles were awarded to different categories ranging from 5-6 years to 50+.

16 teams of two – one male and one female – took part in the BMX Racing event at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games in October. After combining the results of both team members, Russia came out on top with two second-placings followed by Switzerland (1st and 8th) and Colombia

0.642 of a second was the time difference between winner Corben Sharrah (USA) and 8th placed Kye Whyte (GBR) in the final of the 7th and penultimate round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Hard to get much closer!

31.476 seconds was the Elite Men’s winning time at the UCI BMX World Championships, showing there is no time for error in BMX Racing. It’s all over in the blink of an eye.  The women’s race was won in 35.690 seconds