USA Cycling Names BMX Supercross World Cup Team

USA Cycling is pleased to announce the nine athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, April 7-9. The BMX Supercross World Cup is the fourth World Cup event to count into the 2010-11 UCI BMX rankings. The event also allows riders to accumulate points toward a country’s start spots in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Corben Sharrah leads the men's team into the UCI Supercross World Cup in South Africa (Photo by Jack McDaniel)
Corben Sharrah leads the men's team into the UCI Supercross World Cup in South Africa (Photo by Jack McDaniel)
Four men received nominations to USA Cycling’s funded team for the event. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) earned an automatic nomination to the team by virtue of being ranked fifth in the 2010 Supercross World Cup standings. Joining Sharrah as automatic nominees will be Nic Long, (Lakeside, Calif./ Haro-Rockstar), who is ranked sixth, and Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./ Factory Ssquared-Answer), who is ranked 15th. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Intense BMX) was also named to the team as a coach’s selection.

Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./ Redline Bicycles) and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./ Intense BMX) will lead the women’s funded team for the event, having earned automatic nominations as the top two Americans in the 2010 Supercross World Cup standings in fourth and sixth respectively. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar), Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-RipXX-GHP) and Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./ MCS Bicycles) comprise the remaining riders as coach’s selections for the American team.

More information about the UCI Supercross World Cup here.

Visit the 2011 USA Cycling BMX Rankings.

All championship class riders born from 1994 or earlier with an active USA Cycling BMX license can register for the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup by logging on to their “My USA Cycling” account. Registration costs $165 and is open until 5 p.m. MST on March 23.

2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
April 7-9, 2011
USA Cycling Funded Team:

Men
Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles)
Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Factory Ssquared-Answer)
David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX)

Women
Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles)
Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)
Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-RipXX-GHP)
Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles)

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