Weekly recap | September 23rd - 29th

Sep 30, 2019, 20:03 PM

Check out last week’s events with our weekly recap!  

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

September 28th-29th |Santiago del Estero, Argentina




With a win in round 9 and third place in round 10, local Argentinian Gonzalo Molina was undoubtedly the crowd favourite in Santiago del Estero, the last stopover of the 2019 UCI World Cup. The 24-year-old outpaced Ecuador’s Alfredo Campo and Frenchman Romain Mahieu to claim victory in Saturday’s 9th round, then finished 3rd behind 2015 UCI World Champion Niek Kimmann (NED) and David Graf (SUI) the following day. With six wins out of 10 rounds, Kimmann claims the overall UCI World Cup title in front of Campo and Graf.


It was a copy/paste affair in the women’s racing in Argentina, with the same podiums on both days: former UCI World Champion Laura Smulders (NED) 1, Natalia Afremova (RUS) 2, and Felicia Stancil (USA) 3. Smulders and Stancil finish the UCI World Cup 1st and 2nd respectively in the overall rankings, followed by UCI World Champion Alise Willoughby (USA), who did not race in Argentina.


Women - Round 9

πŸ†     Laura Smulders (NED)

 2     Natalia Afremova (RUS)

 3     Felicia Stancil (USA)

Men - Round 9

πŸ†     Gonzalo Molina (ARG)

 2      Alfredo Campo (ECU)

 3      Romain Mahieu (FRA)


Women - Round 10

πŸ†     Laura Smulders (NED)

 2     Natalia Afremova (RUS)

 3     Felicia Stancil (USA)

Men - Round 10

πŸ†     Niek Kimmann (NED)

 2      David Graf (SUI)

 3      Gonzalo Molina (ARG)


Women - Overall UCI World Cup Standings

πŸ†     Laura Smulders (NED)

 2      Felicia Stancil (USA)

 3      Alise Willoughby (USA)

Men - Overall UCI World Cup Standings

πŸ†     Niek Kimmann (NED)

      Alfredo Campo (ECU)

 3      David Graf (SUI)



UCI Cycle-Ball World Cup

September 28th |Stemwede, Germany






The fifth of eight rounds of the UCI Cycle-ball World Cup saw one of the most nail-biting finals so far, with UCI World Champions Höchst I (Markus Bröll and Patrick Schneider) having to fight tooth and nail to edge to victory over RV Obernfeld (André and Raphael Kopp). The fast, exciting and aggressive match saw RC Höchst with a 5:4 advantage at half time, before the Germans battled back to 5:5. The match went to extra time with RC Höchst finally claiming victory – their 20th for the Austrian duo – by 9:8. They lead the overall UCI World Cup ranking with three rounds remaining.


Seven countries were represented in Stemwede, including a team from Hong Kong, which finished in 10th place. Host club RSC Niedermehnen is celebrating its 100th jubilee this year, and in the absence of a team at that level, were represented by RC Iserlohn, winners of a local qualification tournament, who reached the semi-finals in Stemwede. 


πŸ†     Höchst 1 (Markus Bröll and Patrick Schneider)

 2      RV Obernfeld (André and Raphael Kopp)

 3      RSV Waldrems (Marcel Schüle and Björn Bootsmann) 



2019 UCI Road World Championships

September 22nd-29th|Yorkshire, Great-britain



Some figures from an incredible week of racing in the north of England:

  • 9 days of racing
  • 1st ever team time trial mixed relay (won by the Netherlands)
  • 11 World titles awarded
  • 6 countries in a rainbow jersey
  • 10 countries on the podium
  • 3 World titles for the USA
  • 3 countries with two World titles each: the Netherlands, France, Italy
  • 1st ever Elite Men’s road race rainbow jersey for Denmark (Mads Pedersen)
  • 3 consecutive World titles for Annemiek van Vleuten (in the Elite Women’s road race after 2 in the time trial).


Daily race reports available at www.uci.org