Next year’s UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will criss-cross the globe to five locations, with each stop hosting two rounds of the world’s top BMX series.
COVER PIC: Shane Rosa competing at the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. (pic courtesy of Craig Dutton Photography)
While each year of the world cup series is important, the 2019 series takes on extra significance as it falls in the thick of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifying period.
The qualification period for the Tokyo Games commenced on September 1 this year and runs through to June 1, 2020. As a result, the final two rounds of the 2018 world cup series as well as all rounds of the 2019 and 2020 series will fall within the qualification period.
What it means is that while victory at world cup level is the primary goal, riders will also be chasing UCI ranking points in order to boost their personal standing and the standing of their nation at each stop.
You can read more about Olympic qualification HERE.
In 2019 the BMX world cup will begin in Manchester, United Kingdom on April 27-28 for the opening two rounds of the series. From there it will be a hop over to the Netherlands for the rider-favourite stop at Papendal in the Netherlands for two rounds on May 11 and 12.
The 2019 BMX Australia National Championships fall soon after from May 20-25 in Shepparton, Victoria.
Next up is a return to France and a second visit to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines for rounds five and six of the supercross, which will be the final two rounds of the series before the 2019 world championships in Zolder, Belgium from July 23-28.
The world cup then returns for the final four rounds from mid to late September. Rounds seven and eight will take place in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA on September 14-15, before the series concludes with rounds nine and 10 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
A list of all 10 rounds of the 2019 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is below:
27 APRIL: Round 1 – Manchester, United Kingdom
28 APRIL: Round 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom
11 MAY: Round 3 – Papendal, Netherlands
12 MAY: Round 4 – Papendal, Netherlands
8 JUNE: Round 5 – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
9 JUNE: Round 6 – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
14 SEPTEMBER: Round 7 – Rock Hill, USA
15 SEPTEMBER: Round 8 – Rock Hill, USA
28 SEPTEMBER: Round 9 – Santiago del Estero, Argentina
29 SEPTEMBER: Round 10 – Santiago del Estero, Argentina
See the full UCI BMX calendar HERE.