Press Release from the Union Cycliste Internationale.
For the first time Santiago Del Estero will welcome the BMX athletes for the first race of the 2016 UCI Supercross World Cup season. Santiago Del Estero is one of racers’ favorite events because of the many fans that show up at this World Cup and it’s the fourth time the World Cup series visits Argentina. The indoor BMX facility Manchester Cycling Centre has hosted the first race on the World Cup season from 2013 to 2015. Each time it was Liam Phillips (GBR) who came out on top and will be the man to beat once again when the circuit returns to the only indoor BMX Supercross facility in April. Papendal has been on the World Cup calendar for five years and in 2016 the wide open track at the Olympic training centre will be modified from the end of the second straight onwards for new challenges.
After the Olympic break in August, Rock Hill, South Carolina, will use round four as a true test event as they¹re gearing up for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships. BMX Supercross racing on the American East Coast will continue two weeks later as the season comes to a close on the brand new BMX Supercross track in Sarasota which is currently going through pre-construction stage.
The UCI BMX World Championships will take place between 25th and 29th of May in Medellin, Colombia.
2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Schedule
• March 26-27, 2016* – Santiago Del Estero (ARG)
• April 9-10, 2016 – Manchester (GBR)
• May 7-8, 2016 – Papendal (NED)
September 24-25, 2016 – Rock Hill, SC (USA)
• October 8-9, 2016 – Sarasota, FL (USA)
*Date to be finalized; may change to March 25-26.