Fields wins TT, Post second at 2013 UCI BMX World Cup in Papendal
Papendal, Netherlands (June 15, 2013) — At the third stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) won his second consecutive world cup superfinal time trial on Saturday after posting the fastest time around the supercross track in Papendal, Netherlands. In the elite women’s race Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) finished second to 2012 Olympic supercross gold medalist Mariana Pajon of Colombia.
Fields, who qualified in second after his first run, posted a time of 38.064 in the superfinal to secure the victory, just under two tenths of a second ahead of runner-up Jelle van Gorkom (NED).
“Things came together well today. The wind kicked up and was a factor for everyone, but I thrive in chaotic environments. I ran my first lap at 85 to 90 percent to feel the track out, then turned it up in the super final,” said Fields, the reigning world champion in the time trial. “TT wins always validate how strong I'm feeling and boost the confidence for race day.”
American Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) also made it to the superfinal, finishing 12th in a time of 39.354. After the first lap qualifying lap, Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Supercross Bicycles) finished 26th, Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif./GT Bicycles) placed 37th, Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif./GT Bicycles) came in 55th and Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles) crossed the line in 63rd.
Elite Women’s Race
Post earned her second silver medal in the time trial at a world cup this season after her second-place finish in Manchester in April. She qualified third behind American Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) and Pajon in the first run, but couldn’t quite top the speed of the former world champion in the superfinal. Martin, despite improving on her qualifying lap time, finished fifth. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) finished 18th in the qualifying run.
“Time trial day couldn't have gone any better. Our top elites, Arielle Martin, Alise Post, and Barry Nobles , paved the way, with Connor Fields taking another time trial win,” said James Herrera, USA Cycling’s national BMX coach. “Jamie [Staff, USA Cycling high performance director of sprint programs] and I are incredibly pleased with all developmental elites, all qualifying in the top 64. Tomorrow is going to be a great day of racing.”
The world cup competition continues on Sunday, June 16, with Supercross racing. Live coverage can be found on BMXlive.tv.
2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
June 15, 2013
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 38.064
2. Jelle van Gorkom (NED) +.177
3. Damien Godet (FRA) +.574
12. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) +1.290
1. Mariana Pajon (COL) 37.207
2. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) +.730
3. Manon Valentino (FRA) +2.223
5. Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) +2.413
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