Elite Men’s & Women’s Final Action from the main event day of the final stop on the UCI BMX Supercross Tour in Rock Hill, SC
REPLAY: 2015 UCI BMX Supercross Round 4 – Rock Hill, SC
Recap from the Union Cycliste Intenationale
Pajon and Phillips claim World Cup Titles in rainy Rock Hill, USA.
The 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup season is over. The last race of the year was held at the world’s most incredible BMX facility at Rock Hill. Despite the rain all weekend, the track provided excellent racing in both the Men and Women classes. Maris Strombergs (LAT) showed he can still win after a rather disappointing first part of the season. The 2015 UCI BMX SX overall World Cup title was for England’s Liam Phillips. Mariana Pajon (COL) raced to a win in South Carolina thus claiming the 2015 UCI BMX SX World Cup title in the women division.
The Women’s race in Rock Hill was thrilling. So many scenario’s were open for the overall UCI BMX SX World Cup #1 title and all three candidates were in the final race of the season. Alise Post (USA) got the people in the stands on their feet when she had an incredible start and took the lead. But drama occurred once again for Post in an important race. This time she tangled with Mariana Pajon who had found an opening on the inside after post slightly lost control on the last landing going into the first turn and moved to the outside a little bit. Pajon didn’t think twice and took the opportunity but Post wasn’t having it and kept pushing. This resulted in Alise Post going down and one title contender less on the track. Stefany Hernandez (VEN) did not hesitate and shot to the front to take over the lead. With Stefany finishing in first and Mariana in third, the overall World Cup title would have gone to Hernandez. Pajon was racing for the win however and did not give up. The sprint on the last straight was epic. Hernandez saw Pajon coming on her left and slowly started moving over. With the finish line just a few feet ahead of them, the Colombian passed the women from Venezuela and pushed her front wheel over the line in first. Holland’s Laura Smulders rode a smart race finishing third. Because of Pajon’s win, the year end title went to the Colombian, with Hernandez in second and the disappointed Post in third. Last year’s UCI BMX SX World Cup winner Caroline Buchanan ended up in 4th place overall.
Read the whole update at http://www.uci.ch/bmx/news/article/pajon-and-phillips-claim-world-cup-titles-rainy-rock-hill-usa/