The 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is coming to Australia and Bathurst BMX Club are hosting one of the rounds in February.
COVER PIC: Anthony Dean representing Australia at the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. (pic courtesy of Craig Dutton Photography)
Alongside Shepparton in Victoria, the New South Wales club will play host to the world’s premier BMX racing series for the elite men and women.
For the Australian riders hoping to be considered as part of the team for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the event will be a significant advantage being able to race on home dirt.
Mayor Hanger has welcomed the announcement and is looking forward to celebrating the world class facility in the central west area.
“Bathurst invested in the construction of a world class BMX facility. This announcement is an endorsement of the quality of the infrastructure we have as well as the city’s ability to host major events.
“Bathurst has previously hosted Oceania and National BMX events at the track. It is exciting to be selected to host a world cup event which will bring the best riders from around the world to Bathurst to compete in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics.”
BMX Australia CEO Martin Shaw said the announcement was a shot in the arm for BMX racing in Australia.
“It is something our community can be very proud of. The efforts of Bathurst Regional Council and Greater Shepparton City Council to procure these world-class events is to be applauded and a just reward for the investment they have made in their wonderful facilities,”