The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that James Palmer (CAN) and Laura Smulders (NED) have been elected to represent BMX Racing on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in a vote organised during the 2021 UCI BMX World Championships held in Papendal (the Netherlands) from 17 to 22 August. James Palmer and Laura Smulders (re-elected) were chosen from among four candidates – two men and two women – by athletes registered for the event.
James Palmer obtained 68.1.% of the votes for the male candidates, while Laura Smulders reached 85.1% of the votes for the female candidates. The voting participation rate was 73.4%.
Members of the UCI Athletes’ Commission are elected for a four-year term which will take effect at the UCI Elective Congress in 2021 - to be held during the UCI Road World Championships in Flanders (Belgium) - and will end at the following Elective Congress on the occasion of the 2025 UCI Road World Championships in Africa.
This election is part of the renewal of the UCI Athletes' Commission for the 2021-2025 period. Its new members are elected by their peers during the 2021 UCI World Championships for the various cycling disciplines.
Since 2017, the Commission has been composed of 20 members, with each discipline or specialty –
Indoor BMX de Caen, France - Sunday 24 Feb 2019. Victories once again for Laura Smulders and Niek Kimmann. Elite Men: 1 313 KIMMANN Niek NED 23 60 2 148 VAN GENDT Twan NED 27 45 3 87 WHYTE Kye GBR 20 40 4 4 HARMSEN Joris NED 27 35 5 202 VAN DE GROENENDAAL Kevin NED 20 30 6 254 RACINE Romain FRA 22 25 7 6 EVANS Kyle GBR 26 20 8 959 SCHOTMAN Mitchel NED 23 15
With one more UCI BMX SX World Cup round to go in Santiago del Estero the World Cup ranking looks like this (below). In fact Laura Smulders has gained such a lead that she will get crowned UCI World Cup champion for the third year in a row today after the final race is over. In the Men class Niek Kimmann is in a good position as he is currently leading and basically needs to score more than 6 points if Joris Daudet wins. Ask Brian Foster if you think the race for the 2018 Overall is already over, he can explain that anything can happen in BMX. The race coverage can be watched live here on FATBMX. We advise you to do so.
UCI BMX SX World Cup standings 2018 - after Stage 7:
BMX Racing Elite Women individual ranking as of 22 August 2018. 1 SMULDERS Laura NED 2005 2 BAAUW Judy NED 1370 3 AFREMOVA Natalia RUS 1260 4 SAKAKIBARA Saya AUS 1045 5 BONDARENKO Yaroslava RUS 1030 6 STEVAUX CARNAVAL Priscilla Andreia BRA 880 7 CHRISTENSEN Simone Tetsche DEN 805 8 VALENTINO Manon FRA 785 9 WILLOUGHBY Alise USA 780 10 PAJON Mariana COL 775 11 SUVOROVA Natalia RUS 750 12 PETERSONE Vineta LAT 728 13 SMULDERS Merel NED 700 14 VANHOOF Elke BEL 700 15 AZUERO Domenica ECU 695 16 GEORGE Danielle USA 685
If you want to know what kind of bike the 2018 Elite Women UCI BMX World Champion rides, we've got you covered. Next to the Dutch National team, Meybo Bikes also is the bike provider of the TVE Oegema BMX team. Here's what Laura rides. If you are in need of equipment to get a world title, look no further.