Martin takes 2nd at 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal
Papendal, Netherlands (June 16, 2013) — Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) earned her first podium of the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup season on Sunday in Papendal, Netherlands, after riding to a second-place finish in the elite women’s final.
After finishing third in her semifinal heat to move into the finals, Martin got off to a fast start behind Mariana Pajon (COL). But Pajon, yesterday’s superfinal time trial winner, held the front for the duration of the race to sweep the weekend while Martin kept pace to secure silver. Lauren Reynolds (AUS) finished third, more than a second and a half behind Martin.
Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) also made the supercross final, but finished fifth after crashing into a downed rider on the finishing straight. Both Martin and Post won two of three qualifying motos in their respective groups to advance to the semifinals. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) did not advance beyond the qualifying heats after finishing fifth in her group.
The only American to advance to the men’s semifinal was Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Supercross Bicycles). A strong start saw him riding in third early in his semifinal heat, but he bumped with another rider coming around a turn and crashed with several other competitors to finish sixth, out of contention to advance. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX), who won yesterday’s superfinal time trial, took the top spot in all three of his qualifying heats to advance to the quarterfinals, where an untimely crash ended his day. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) also made it to the quarterfinals, but finished sixth in his heat and did not move on.
Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif./GT Bicycles), Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif./GT Bicycles) and Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles) did not advance beyond the qualifying heats.
Martin’s silver is the third medal for the United States at the Papendal World Cup after Fields took the win and Post placed second in the superfinal time trial on Saturday. Fields now ranks second in the overall world cup standings, just 14 points behind the leader, Jelle van Gorkom of the Netherlands. Martin also holds the second spot, 27 points behind Shanaze Reade of Great Britain. Post comes in at fifth in the standings, 160 points behind Reade. The next and final UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will be held September 27-28 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
June 16, 2013
1. Mariana Pajon (COL) 37.784
2. Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) +2.148
3. Lauren Reynolds (AUS) +3.895
5. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) +20.623
Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) – 5th in Qualifying heats
1. Jelle van Gorkom (NED) 38.121
2. Edzus Treimanis (LAT) +.251
3. Damien Godet (FRA) +.499
Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Supercross Bicycles) – 6th in Semifinal heat
Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) – 5th in Quarterfinal heat
Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) – 6th in Quarterfinal heat
Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles) – 7th in Qualifying heats
Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif./GT Bicycles) – 6th in Qualifying heats
Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif./GT Bicycles) – 6th in Qualifying heats
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