Fields fastest in BMX supercross time trial

  
  


Santiago del Estero, Argentina (May 10, 2013) – American Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) claimed the superfinal time trial victory today at the second round of the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Fields has now reached the podium in both of this year's World Cups, having finished third in the superfinal time trial at the season opener in Manchester, England, in April.

"I felt really good coming into this race," said Fields. "I set some sprint PR's last week so I knew my training was on point. My first half lap was solid. I heard the announcer say I was in second going into the second turn. At that point I had to turn it up a notch. I kept it smooth and things came together well."

Connor Fields bested the field in the supercross time trial in Argentina (photo by James Herrera)
Connor Fields bested the field in the supercross time trial in Argentina (photo by James Herrera)
Other American finishers in Friday's men's superfinal time trial were 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./SE Racing) in 11th, Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) in 12th, and Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif.,/Supercross Bicycles) in 16th.

In the women's supercross time trial, Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) narrowly missed stepping on the podium with the fourth-best time. Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) joined Crain in the top 10 with an 8th-place finish, while Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) was 15th.

"We couldn't be happier with Connor's progress and performance," said U.S. Coach James Herrera. "His attention to detail and work ethic are among the best I've ever seen. All our athletes made us proud today. It's great to see Arielle Martin back in action and Brooke Crain and Jared Garcia rode solid time trials. We're all looking forward to racing tomorrow."

Supercross action continues on Saturday as 64 men and 32 women have qualified for racing. The men will move into the 1/8 finals and the women into the quarterfinals. Fans can watch the racing live on www.BMXLive.tv.

For complete results, please visit www.bmx-results.com.

Superfinal Time Trial Results:

Men
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 31.892
2. Joris Daudet (FRA) 31.993
3. Sylvain Andre (FRA) 32.167
11. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./SE Racing) 32.918
12. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) 32.924
16. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Supercross Bicycles) 35.341


Women
1. Shanaze Reade (GBR) 35.217
2. Mariana Pajon (COL) 35.518
3. Eva Ailloud (FRA) 35.883
4. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) 36.123
8. Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) 37.056
15. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) 37.881

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