The BMX World Championships in America have been canceled due to bad weather, and riders can return home

The BMX World Championships in America have been canceled due to bad weather, and riders can return home

Three riders from Handel’s Talent BMX team traveled to Rock Hill in America last week to take part in the 2024 Cyclocross World Championships.

Friday was training for Holland. There was a thunderstorm during the day, so training took place in the evening. The path was well lit. It is possible that training will take place again on Saturday.

On Sunday, Boekel’s Peter van Lankveld rode the 17/24 year old Cruiser class on a borrowed bike, finishing fifth in the quarterfinals. Good extra training for his class on Wednesday!!

On Tuesday it was the turn of Boekel’s Sam Meagher in the 13 year old boys category. Sam just came back from injury, and had great results in qualifying: 2-3-5. In the final eight, he came up short and finished in an annoying fifth place, which was not enough to move on.

Wednesday was the big day for Bas Verhagen from St. Odenrode and Pieter van Lankveld from Bokel in the men’s 17-24 category. Bas rode a 2-2-3 in qualifying and Peter rode a 1-6-2. To the final eight. But it didn’t come to that. Instead of an exciting final, the match was halted due to impending bad weather. After half an hour, the race was canceled and everyone had to leave the circuit. It was very strange not to resume the match in the evening when the weather was good again. As a racer, you’ve trained all year for this and done everything you can to make it happen. The International Cycling Union (UCI) decided and riders can return home.

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The next competitions are the European Championships and will be organized from May 29 to June 2 in Verona (Italy).

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