Rounds 3 & 4 of the 2020 UCI BMX SX World Cup took us across Australia from the opening 2 events to Bathurst and the newly built SX track. bathurst is world famous for its endurance car racing events, and to see the track, the riders would need some endurance as it was long and super fast, as this mostly downhill track would test the worlds best BMX racers to the limits with not only the track, but adverse weather conditions.
The event was hit with winds and slight Rain on Friday during practice and unfortunately these conditions would carry over on Saturday. The Elite mens were able to get one track and race the first qualifying round of racing, but just as the last race was on track, one rider went down hard and they needed to hold up the event to tend to him. Siamotainously, the weather took a turn for the worst with winds picking up and rain on the way. The UCI made the decision for the safety of the riders to end the race at that point. As the rules state, the 1st round can produce results for the day, based off the ranking of riders and their times of the lap they did for the official race day. Connor Fields was determined to have the fastest time and was the top ranked rider, giving him the win for the day. Not the same as a day full of racing to determine a winner, but none the less a World Cup win, making it 2 in a row for Connor.
Due to the contined bad weather on Sunday, the UCI was foreced to cancel the event in the best interest of rider saftey. Connor would leave after the first 4 rounds of the World Cup with the overall Elite Mens points lead.
Connor will now prepare for he upcoming USA National Championships held in Houston, Texas in March at the site of this years World Championships.
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