Jersey requirement for upcoming BMX continental championships


The UCI is requiring Championship level riders in this week’s BMX Continental Championships in Florida to race in their national team’s jersey. For those competing in the elite men and women classes as well as junior men and women UCI classes, a USA Cycling jersey is required.

Riders are asked to wear their 2012 world championships jersey. For those without that jersey or if you have had a change in career number or sponsorship, USA Cycling will have jerseys available on Friday. Riders can choose to either purchase or borrow one of these jerseys for the competition.

From the UCI:
"According to article 1.3.059, every rider competing in a BMX world championship (Championship, Challenge and Masters level) and at the continental championships (Championship level) must wear a national BMX jersey matching the jerseys of his fellow-countrymen. The only variation allowed shall be advertising on the jersey. The national jersey must be worn whenever a rider is engaged in activities on the track, prize giving ceremonies, press conferences, television interviews, autograph sessions and other occasions during the event, which require a good presentation to the media and the outside world."

Questions can be directed to Jamie Staff, USA Cycling’s high performance director of sprint, at