Twelve U.S. riders advance to finals at BMX World Cup


Connor Fields on his way to a 2nd place finish at Round One of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series.
Connor Fields on his way to a 2nd place finish at Round One of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series. (photo by Jerry Landrum)
Manchester, Great Britain (April 18, 2014) -- The first round of this season's UCI BMX Supercross World Cup got underway on Friday in Manchester with the time trial and moto qualifying rounds for Saturday's Supercross finals.
The U.S. team qualified 12 riders for Saturday's final sessions, including second-place finishes by Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) in the elite men's time trial and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) in the elite women's time trial.

Fields' time of 29.156 was second only to Great Britain's Liam Phillips winning time of 28.942 in the men's time trial, while in the women's event Crain posted a time of 33.561. Only Laura Smulders of the Netherlands had a faster time, crossing the line in 33.251.
Other U.S. riders advancing in the men's divisions were, Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell), Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles), Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles), Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Haro), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Free Agent/Rockstar), Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles), Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./ and Tanner Sebesta (Austin, Texas).
Joining Crain in the women's final sessions on Saturday will be Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles) and Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.).
Unfortunately, U.S. national champion Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) suffered a knee injury in practice and was unable to compete in the event.
Saturday's final rounds can be seen live at!/event/upcoming/manchester-2014.

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Elite Men's Time Trial
1. Liam Phillips (GBR) 28.942
2. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 29.156
3. Edzus Treimanus (LAT) 29.253
16. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./

Elite Women's Time Trial
1. Laura Smulders (NED) 33.251
2. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) 33.561
3. Manon Valentino (FRA) 34.495
5. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.) 35.045




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