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Cycling bosses give BMX World Championships thumbs up     

New Zealand has received the thumbs up from cycling’s world controlling body, the UCI (Union Cycliste International) after hosting the BMX World Championships which culminated at the Vector Arena last week. 

“Auckland went out of its way to make it a great event,” said Abe Schneider, the chairman of the UCI’s BMX Commission. 

More than 2000 riders from 37 countries took part in the event on a 300 metre track which was built indoors in less than a week.

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Buchanan puts Olympic demons to bed in BMX World Championships

Australian Caroline Buchanan put the demons of the London Olympics behind her when she won the Elite Women’s title at the UCI BMX World Championships inside the Vector Arena, while Englishman Liam Phillips made the most of his opportunities after most of the sport’s heavy hitters had eliminated one another in a quarter final crash fest.

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Fields defends title, Olympic Champion wins BMX time trial

 A “perfect lap” propelled Connor Fields from the USA to victory in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand tonight.

Olympic champion Mariana Pajon of Columbia took out the elite women’s title by a 0.3 seconds from American Alise Post.

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BMX RIDER PICTURES AVAILABLE NOW

Pictures of all riders are now available to view and purchase at www.bmx-pix.com
Practice day photos available:
Monday: www.bmx-pix.com/e/0602
Tuesday: www.bmx-pix.com/e/0603



DAY TWO SESSION TWO CRUISER CLASS 

American Michael Gonzales and Robin Van der Kolk of the Netherlands completed a double at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand tonight. 

The pair won their second titles of the meeting in front of a packed Vector Arena on their Cruiser bikes in less than 24 hours when they won the 13-14 boy’s and 17-24 year’s class respectively.

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DAY TWO SESSION ONE CHALLENGE CLASSES 9 YEARS AND UNDER 

The youngest World Champions in any sport were found at the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena, Auckland this morning.

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FAQ

Ticket allocation for athletes

All athletes (Elite and Challenge riders) competing in the 2013 UCI BMX World Championships will be given access to view the Challenge days.

Riders wishing to view the Elite competition will need to purchase tickets.

Is there allocated seating? Where can I get the best view?

All tickets, except for the final day of competition (Sunday) will be general admission, with no allocated seating.

Tickets for Sunday will have allocated seating. Further information about the seating plan and prices will be available shortly. 

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Welcome

Welcome to the home of the 2013 UCI BMX World Championships to be held in Auckland New Zealand!

'Kia Kaha' translates to 'Stay Strong" in Maori, New Zealand's native language. Strength is a key quality for any BMX racer.

Are you ready to take on the world?

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Sara Walker

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