For the first time in 16 years, the UCI BMX World Championships were held in the United States, at the premier BMX facility in the USA, Rock Hill. Heading into the UCI Worlds, both Joris Daudet and Connor Fields have been on top of the field and podium at most of the 2017 USA BMX and UCI events and both were looking to take home the rainbow stripes.
Bordeaux, France is known for its famed wine growing region, but for the past 2 weeks, it was know for the cream of the crop BMX racing . A specially built BMX track was built in this beautiful city to showcase the best of French BMX racers for the 1st weekend of racing and then the best of BMX for Europe as an entirety, with the European Championship event on week #2.
While Joris Daudet was in France and wins the French National Championships in both Time Trial and Elite Mens Race!, Connor Fields attended stop #8 of the 2017 USA BMX Pro Series tour in South Park, PA, taking the overall win.