REPOST: USA BMX and USA Cycling have announced the qualification dates and criteria for the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships

All information from http://www.USABMX.com

  

ATHLETE NOMINATION WORKSHEET
2016 WORLD BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS – CHALLENGE CLASS

May 21-27, 2016 – Medellin, Columbia

CRITERIA FOR AUTOMATIC NOMINATION TO THE TEAM

Each country is allotted sixteen (16) starting positions for each age class and in each gender in both 20” (Class) and 24” (Cruiser) for the 2016 UCI BMX World Challenge. These 16 total available starting positions are in addition to positions reserved for riders who earned a W1-W8 finish from the 2015 UCI BMX World Challenge in Zolder, Belgium. Per UCI rules, any rider who earned such finish is an automatic qualifier in the 2016 UCI BMX World Challenge.

Automatic Criteria for 20” Challenge Class Categories

Eligible Participants: USAC International BMX License Holders. All athletes must be U.S. citizens. A riders’ racing age and UCI category will be determined by what their age will be on December 31, 2016.

Maximum Start Positions per UCI class: 16

Athletes may receive automatic nominations to the team based on the following prioritized criteria:

Automatic Nomination (in order of priority):

1. The top eight (8) placing riders or main event finalists at:

1.1 USA BMX Winter Nationals, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 12, 2016
1.2 USA BMX Gator Nationals, Oldsmar, FL Feb. 19, 2016

2. If positions remain after considering the preceding criterion, then athletes may be selected by the USA Cycling Selection Committee following USA Cycling Principles of Athlete Selection (www.usacycling.org).

If a UCI challenge class fails to register 16 riders (8 from each qualifying event), additional riders entered in the qualifying events will be qualified. Each rider will have to start the first heat race (moto) in order to be eligible. Eligibility will be based on finish in the Semi, then Quarter, then motos in that priority order. 5th Place in Semi 1 will have priority over Semi 2 and the same rule will apply to Quarters if applicable. This will be applied to each event. For example: If only 7 of the 8 qualified riders from the Winter Nationals register for the World Championships, the 5th rider from Semi 1 of the Winter Nationals will be automatically qualified.

Automatic Criteria for 24” Cruiser Class Categories

Eligible Participants: USAC International BMX License Holders. All athletes must be U.S. citizens. A riders’ racing age and UCI category will be determined by what their age will be on December 31, 2016.

Maximum Start Positions per class: 16

The following criteria are in order of priority:

1. The top eight (8) placing riders or main event finalists at:

1.1 USA BMX Winter Nationals, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 12, 2016
1.2 USA BMX Gator Nationals, Oldsmar, FL Feb. 19, 2016

2. If positions remain after considering the preceding criterion, then athletes may be selected by the USA Cycling Selection Committee following USA Cycling Principles of Athlete Selection (www.usacycling.org).

If a UCI challenge class fails to register 16 riders (8 from each qualifying event), additional riders entered in the qualifying events will be qualified. Each rider will have to start the first heat race (moto) in order to be eligible. Eligibility will be based on finish in the Semi, then Quarter, then motos in that priority order. 5th Place in Semi 1 will have priority over Semi 2 and the same rule will apply to Quarters if applicable. This will be applied to each event. For example: If only 7 of the 8 qualified riders from the Winter Nationals register for the World Championships, the 5th rider from Semi 1 of the Winter Nationals will be automatically qualified.

CRITERIA FOR DISCRETIONARY NOMINATION

If a rider fails to qualify in the 16 available start positions through the USA BMX Winter Nationals, the Gator Nationals or from the 2015 World Championships, riders can fill out a Discretionary Athlete Nomination form from USA BMX’s homepage. Each athlete will have to fill out the electronic nomination form by logging onto to http://www.usabmx.com, click on EVENTS, then World Championships, then scroll down and click on “BMX Discretionary Athlete Nomination Form.”

The deadline to submit Discretionary form is 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, March 11, 2016.

The Discretionary Athlete Nomination forms will only be accepted before the deadline, no exceptions. Riders submitting forms will be thoroughly reviewed by the USA Cycling Selection Committee and will only consider prior results from the 2015 BMX World Championships, the 2015 USA BMX National Age Group (NAG) final standings, the current 2016 USA BMX NAG standings and high level USA BMX and International events from August 1, 2015, to March 11, 2016. USA BMX will not add riders to a class to simply fill available start positions.

The final USA World Challenge BMX Team roster will be posted to USA BMX’s website on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

Qualification Events:

1. Winter Nationals, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 12, 2016
2. Gator Nationals, Oldsmar, FL Feb. 19, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

1. Automatic & Coaches’ Discretionary Nominations

1.1. Announcement of Automatic Nominations: Monday, March 21, 2016

1.2. Confirmation of intent to participate: Friday, March 25, 2016

2. Petition Discretionary Nominations

2.1. Deadline for submission of petitions: Friday, March 11, 2016

2.2. Announcement of Discretionary Nominations by Petition: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2.3. Confirmation of intent to participate: Friday, March 25, 2016

2.4. Deadline for submission of $0.00 deposit: N/A

3. Final announcement of the Team: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

USA CYCLING BMX CHALLENGE CLASS TIMELINE

March 4 Registration opens for 2015 W1-W8 auto qualified riders

March 11 Deadline for submission of athlete discretionary petitions

March 21 Announcement of Automatic Nominations

March 23 Announcement of Discretionary Nominations by Petition

March 23 Final Announcement of World Championship Challenge Class Team

March 25 Confirmation of intent to participate

March 29 Final sign off on BMX Worlds Jersey order

March 30 Registration and jersey order closes

April 13 Forms due to USA BMX 4:30 PM MDT

May 13 UCI published entries

Relevant Links

BMX Discretionary Athlete Nomination Form

Official website of the 2016 World BMX Championships

2016 World BMX Championships Schedule of Events

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