UCI assigns career numbers to elite BMX riders
The UCI introduced the permanent BMX number system for Elite Men and Elite Women in 2006. This allows riders to choose a “career number” which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This offers riders the possibility to market themselves and assists identification by the media and spectators.
The system has proven to be very successful, with the top athletes recognized by their numbers. Riders like #365 Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT-Red Bull) have become easily identifiable. Due to the success of the permanent career numbers the UCI was not able to attribute all numbers asked.
The numbers 1 to 8 are reserved for the finalists of the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships.
The American riders receiving career numbers in 2011 are:
#130 Alan Hudson (Phoenix, Ariz./Psykopath)
#303 Deak Brown (Buckeye, Ariz./PPC Racing)
#314 Johnny Woodmansee (Buckeye, Ariz./Fly Racing-Estrella Mtn Cyclery)
#376 Kory Cook (Tustin, Calif./Redman-Rockstar)
#559 Tommy Zula (New Carlisle, Ohio/Dk Bicycles-Moley Gosh)
#902 Blake Fox (Queen Creek, Ariz./Foxx BMX)
#976 Jared Becker (Glendale, Ariz./Dirtworks BMX)
#28 Frances Garcia (Albuquerque, N.M./505 Racing)
#32 Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
#126 Taylor Wolcott (Roseville, Calif./Tangent)
#310 Baylie Kortman (Grand Rapids, Mich./Speed-TLD)
#311 Crystal Kalogris (Fort Wayne, Ind./Kovachi)
#399 Frances Maycroft (Glendale, Ariz./Dirtworks)
#472 Keely Kortman (Grand Rapids, Mich./Speed-TLD)
Complete list of permanent numbers:
• Men Elite
• Women EliteThe Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced the 2012 permanent career numbers for Elite Men and Elite Women. These numbers must be used at all international BMX events during the 2011-12 season, beginning Aug. 1.
This Article Published July 22, 2011 For more information contact: