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Team USA Recap: BMX World Cups Kick Off with Podiums at MTB Pan Ams

By: Anne Stein  June 05, 2022

We recap the latest in American bike racing from the past two weeks!


UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup: Montpellier, France

(May 25-29) - Fresh off her 2nd place finish at the USA Cycling National Championships last week, reigning World Champion and Olympic Silver medalist Hannah Roberts placed 4th at this season’s first Freestyle World Cup, held in Montpellier, France. Roberts was followed by Americans Angie Marino (8th) and Chelsea Wolfe (9th), who took 3rd at Nationals the previous week.

On the men’s side, the U.S. swept 4th through 7th place in the finals, with Tokyo 2020 Olympian Nick Bruce (4th) leading the way, followed by newly crowned USA National Champion Marcus Christopher (5th). They were followed by Brian Fox (6th), who placed 2nd the week before at Nationals, and former World Champion Justin Dowell (7th).


UCI BMX Racing World Cup: Glasgow, Scotland

(May 28-29) - On the Elite women’s side, American Felicia Stancil, fresh off her 2nd place finish at BMX Racing Nationals in Tulsa, made it to the semi-finals placing 12th overall in Glasgow, the first World Cup event of the season. On the men’s side, Cameron Wood led the Americans with a 14th place finish, also making the semi-finals. He was followed by Kamren Larsen (19th), who placed second at Nationals.


UCI Women’s WorldTour: RideLondon Classique

(May 27-29) - RideLondon was the third stage race in three weeks on the pro women’s calendar, coming just a week after Vuelta a Burgos Féminas. American Coryn Labecki (Team Jumbo-Visma) placed 14th overall, helped by a strong, 8th place finish on Stage 3. She was followed by 20th placed Krista Doebel-Hickok (EF Education-Tibco-SVB), who was 4th on GC the previous week at Vuelta a Burgos Féminas.


UCI Mountain Bike Pan American Championship: Catamarca, Argentina

(May 26-29) - Kelsey Urban, 23, was one of the few Americans to make the trek down to in Catamarca, Argentina. The 2019 U23 National Champion landed on the podium in both the Elite Short Track and XCO races. The Short Track came down to a sprint where she finished in 2nd place right at the line. In the XCO race, she finished 3rd.

Mountain Creek National DH Series: Vernon, New Jersey

(May 26-29) - Top three:

Elite Men: Dakotah Norton (Intense Factory Racing), Neko Mulally (Frameworks), Nikolas Nestoroff (KHS Bicycles)

Elite Women: Frida Helena Rønning (Union), Mazie Hayden (Defiant Racing), Caitlyn Farmer (Fly Racing/Maxxis/ODI/Ryno Power/Pit Viper/Insane Vein)

Junior Men: Tristan LeMire (Commencal Muc-Off DH), Andrew Driscoll (Defiant Racing), Preston Nishkian (Bike Works HMB)

Junior Women: Abigail Ronca (Cutters Bike Shop), Emma Artz (NW Gravity Collective), Meghan McDonough (Mojo Wheels)