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Results from the London 2012 Olympic BMX Time Trials

Results from the London 2012 Olympic BMX Time Trials
The much awaited Olympic BMX event got underway today with the opening time trials. These initial runs (which are undertaken by each rider solo) are used to seed the competitors and determine the groupings for the quarterfinals (for the men) and the semifinals (for the women). The fastest four from the men’s seeding run were van der Biezen of the Netherlands, Daudet of France, van Gendt of the Netherlands... 

London 2012 Olympic BMX – Who Will Win?

London 2012 Olympic BMX - Who Will Win?
The London 2012 Olympic BMX time trials are literally about to begin, with the women riders starting first at 3.00pm and the men hitting the track at 3.40pm. Today’s runs will decide the groupings for quarterfinals and semifinals, ensuring that the fastest riders don’t meet until Friday’s final. Here’s our pick of the top contenders for medal success: The Men Sam Willoughby (Australia) One... 

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.
This afternoon saw the long awaited announcement of Team GB’s BMX and MTB squads for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. British Cycling held a press conference in Manchester at which the governing body gave the final names of who would be representing the U.K. in the various Olympic cycling events. - As expected, Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips were chosen to represent Great Britain in the BMX event.... 

BMX – Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.

BMX - Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.
Nothing demonstrates just how important the role of luck is in professional BMX more than the performance of British Olympic hopefuls, Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade at the World Championship in Birmingham over the weekend. Both riders had started out confidently, claiming silver medals in the time trials that preceded the championship races, but both also went onto to crash out of the main competition,... 

Aussie Squad Gets Preview of Olympic BMX Track.

Aussie Squad Gets Preview of Olympic BMX Track.
Australia’s national BMX squad got a preview of the London Olympic track after they were given the opportunity to train at the facility ahead of the upcoming World Championships. The elite Aussie riders, who’ve travelled from the other side of the globe in order to compete for international titles in Birmingham this weekend, leapt at the chance of sampling the much hyped London Olympic BMX track... 

Shanaze Reade Leads All-Conquering BMX Brits into Action.

Shanaze Reade Leads All-Conquering BMX Brits into Action.
The annual BMX World Championships are upon us again. Next week, Shanaze Reade will lead a party of seven elite British riders into action at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham and hopes are high that the event will see the Olympic hopeful secure her fifth international Championship title. Reade, who took the time trial Champion title last year, has been tipped as one of the U.K.’s brightest... 

Stella McCartney’s Team GB Kit Premiered at the Tower.

The Official Team GB kit has been revealed at the Tower of London. Designed by international style icon, Stella McCartney, the kit has been received warmly by both athletes and fashion-types. The grand unveiling featured modelling stints from some of the United Kingdom’s most esteemed 2012 athletes, including BMX World Champion Shanaze Reade. – Reade spoke to the gathered media about the look... 

Shanaze Reade Highlights BMX Social Benefits.

Shanaze Reade Highlights BMX Social Benefits.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Britain’s Olympic gold medal hopeful, Shanaze Read, has highlighted the social benefits of investing in local sports infrastructure. The triple World Champion BMXrider insisted that encouraging participation in sporting activities could help direct wayward youths away from a life of crime, giving them “something to get up in the mornings for”.The 23-year-old... 

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.
British BMX World Champion, Shanaze Reade, has revealed that she is experimenting with her weight in order to find her optimum 2012 physique. Reade, who was crowned the Elite Women’s World Champion in 2010, 2009 and 2008, is considered by many to be one of the U.K.’s best hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She convincingly won the BMX Olympic test event earlier this year and was... 

Shanaze Reade Triumphs At Olympic BMX Test Event

Shanaze Reade Triumphs At Olympic BMX Test Event
BMX Superwoman, Shanaze Read, Triumphs At Olympic Test Event! BMX ace Shanaze Reade demonstrated why she is” one to watch” for 2012 when she made short work of the Olympic BMX test event, held yesterday in London.  The 22-year-old BMX racer from Cheshire romped through the new track during its inaugural race, taking an early lead and maintaining it throughout. She out-performed all... 
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