Carly Dyar grabs silver medal on day one of BMX World Championships


Carly Dyar rode to silver in the women's 17+ challenge class race
Carly Dyar rode to silver in the women's 17+ challenge class race. Photo by Jerry Landrum -
Rotterdam, Netherlands (July 23, 2014) – The 2014 UCI BMX World Championships kicked off in the Netherlands on Wednesday with the 17 and over Challenge Class races. Team USA grabbed a silver medal on opening day, compliments of Carly Dyar (Gilbert, Ariz.) in the women's 17+ event.
Dyar won her quarterfinal and placed second in her semifinal round to advance to the main event of the women's 17+ challenge class. Crossing the line behind Tamar Vedder (NED), she collected the silver (for the second year in a row) ahead of third-place finisher Ellen Jacobs (NED). Additionally, Dyar will look to defend her title in the women's 17+ cruiser class on Friday.
Two other Americans made it to their finals on day one: Kalvin Davis (Albuquerque, NM) in the men's 17-24 competition and Frank Hoskins (Jeffersonville, Ind.) in the men's 30+ race.
Davis finished third in his semifinal round to earn his spot in the men's 17-24 main. The 22-year-old barely missed out on the podium, coming in fourth behind new world champ Robin Van der Kolk (NED), and silver and bronze medalists Mathiew Francois (FRA), and Sylvain Boton (FRA).
Hoskins was fourth in his semifinal to get a start in the men's 30+ main. He finished eighth after Tyrone Johns (RSA) took the world title and Claude Wigert (SUI) and Nicolas Baraldi (ARG) collected the silver and bronze.
Challenge class champions were also crowned in the men's 25-29 and masters men 30+ categories. Adam Coker (NZL) took home the rainbow jersey for men 25-29 and Morten Therkildsen (DEN) grabbed the gold amongst masters 30+. No Americans made it to
Kalvin Davis was 4th in the men's 17-24 challenge class
Kalvin Davis was 4th in the men's 17-24 challenge class. Photo by Jerry Landrum -
the finals in these two categories. Maurice Horton (Santee, Calif./S&M Bikes) was eliminated in  the semifinal round of the 25-29 event and both Matt Pohlkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif.) also ended their races in the semifinals of the masters 30+ event.  
Competition continues in Rotterdam on Thursday with the world challenge competitions in the 5-16 year-old age groups. Stay tuned to to learn how the American riders fare! You can also follow #BMXWorlds on twitter for updates.
Complete Results

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2014 UCI BMX World Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 23-27, 2014
Men 17-24 Challenge Class
1. Robin Van der Kolk (NED)
2. Mathiew Francois(FRA)
3. Sylvain Boton (FRA)
4. Kalvin Davis (Albuquerque, NM)
Men 25-29 Challenge Class
1. Adam Coker (NZL)
2. Jason Kelly (NZL)
3. Damien Grouazel (FRA)
Men 30+ Challenge Class
1. Tyrone Johns (RSA)
2. Claude Wigert (SWI)
3. Nicolas Baraldi (ARG)
8. Frank Hoskins (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
Women 17+ Challenge Class
1. Tamar Vedder (NED)
2. Carly Dyar (Gilbert, Ariz.)
3. Ellen Jacobs (NED)
Masters 30+ Challenge Class
1. Morten Therkildsen (DEN)
2. Kelvin Batey (IRE)
3. Cristian Becerine (ARG)

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