Fields wins third BMX SX World Cup in a row, Post bronze for women

  
  


The second round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series continued in Randaberg, Norway on Saturday with Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)  winning his third consecutive supercross world cup main. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) also earned bronze with Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) finishing fifth in the women’s final.
 
Fields held off Australia's Willoughby in the closest photo finish in supercross BMX history.
Fields held off Australia's Willoughby in the closest photo finish in supercross BMX history.
It came down to the closest photo finish ever in supercross history, but Fields held off the surging Australian Sam Willoughby to earn his third consecutive supercross world cup victory.
 
“He had a little more gas in the tank than me there at the end,” said Fields. “I felt him coming up down the last straightaway, so I gave it everything I had. He is a competitor and trains really hard and that just means I’ll have to go train even harder.” HEAR CONNOR FIELDS HERE
 
David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) and Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles) finished 10th and 15th respectively after being eliminated in the semi-final round. The Australians were able to put three riders into the final, with only Fields representing the U.S.
 
Two American ladies made the final with Post grabbing third, less than a second behind yesterday’s time trial superfinal winner Caroline Buchanan (AUS). Buchanan was able to surge from the third position and make the pass in the final turn to take the victory from Frenchwoman Magalie Pottier who earned her second medal in as many world cups in silver-medal position.  
 
Martin came in seconds later for fifth. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) just missed the finals in ninth and 10th respectively. The opening world cup bronze medalist, Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles), was 15th.
 
The UCI Supercross World Cup will continue with its third stop in Papendal, Netherlands, May 12-13. For more information, please visit the UCI's official BMX Supercross World Cup webpage or bmx-results.com.
 

Post was all smiles on the podium following her bronze-medal performance.
Post was all smiles on the podium following her bronze-medal performance.
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2
Randaberg, Norway
April 13-14, 2012
 
FULL RESULTS (click on 2012 Results, then Randaberg, NOR)

PHOTOS
 
Men:
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 32.063
2. Sam Willoughby (AUS) 32.065
3. Carlos Oquendo Zabala (COL) 33.482
 
10. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar)
15. Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles)
 
19. Anthony Alex (Sagus, Calif./Speedline)
28. Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles)
30. Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes)
32. Burlin (Bubba) Harris (Surprise, Ariz.)
 
41. Kory Cook (Tustin, Calif./Speedco Bicycles)
49. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./Hyper Bikes)
50. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles)
55. Tyler Faoro (Coral Springs, Fla./Profile Racing/Optimum Nutrition)
63. Jason Rogers (Mesquite, Texas)
 
Women:
1. Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 36.954
2. Magalie Pottier (FRA) 37.093      
3. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) 37.755      
 
5. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) 39.158
 
9. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams)
10. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes)
15. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles)
 
31. Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.)


 

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