2022 UCI BMX World live

2022 UCI World BMX Championships‐ Challenge Classes in Nantes | Finals on 26 to 31 July 2022

Houston, home of next year’s Super Bowl and World Corporate Games, recently won the bid to host Union Cycliste Internationale’s 2022 BMX World Championships. The event rolls into town 26 to 31 July 2022 at Nantes , France . Follow the action live on our website this Men/Women’s Elite Finals and Junior !

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“North Houston Bike Park is going to be revolutionary in action sports,” predicts Bernard Anderson, CEO of USA BMX.

The venue is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX racetrack, concrete vert features, a street course, pump tracks, a tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center. It will be able to accommodate more than 3,500 attendees.

Athletes who want to compete in a Challenge class at the 2022 UCI BMX Challenge World Championships must
apply in order to be considered eligible. Applications are to be completed online in full by the designated
deadline, using the form available on the Cycling Canada website during the application period.
General
1. Selection is open to any athlete possessing a Canadian passport at the time of nomination.
2. Participating athletes must have an international UCI racing license showing the nationality as “Canadian”.
3. Participating athletes will be responsible to arrange and incur all costs to attend the event including (but
not limited to) transportation, insurance, accommodations, and competition support. All minors must have
a parent or guardian present at the competition.
4. Selected athletes will be required to complete the CCES online education modules, and submit a copy of
their travel medical insurance and UCI license by the required deadline.
Start Position Quota
Canada is allotted 16 start positions for each class (example: up to 16 athletes from Canada can race in the 12
male’s class) plus any athlete who finishes top 8 in the 2022 UCI Challenge World Championships.
Eligibility
Athletes will be selected to compete as follows in priority order based on results in the challenge category:
1. Prequalified athletes (in addition to the 16 starters)
 2022 UCI BMX Challenge World Championships in Zolder (BEL), W1‐8
2. Automatically qualified
 For UCI categories that have combined ages* plus 16‐male and 16‐female:
 2022 Canadian BMX Championships, N1‐4 ( Toronto, ON‐ July 6, 2022)
 First placed athletes in the following 2022 Provincial BMX Championships:
 British Columbia
 Alberta
 Ontario
 Quebec
 For all other UCI categories:
 2022 Canadian BMX Championships, N1‐8 (Toronto, ON‐ July 6, 2022)
 First placed athletes in the following 2022 Provincial BMX Championships:
 British Columbia
 Alberta
 Ontario
 Quebec

Placings from other Provincial Championships will contribute points towards qualification for ranked
Athletes (detailed in the next eligibility section).

3. Ranked athletes
 Athletes who don’t meet the prequalified or automatic qualification will be ranked using the total score
from the matrix below based on results from 2019 Canadian National Championships and 2019
Provincial Championships.
National Championships
Place 5 6 7 8 9 & 10 11 & 12 13 & 14 15 & 16 17‐20 21‐24 25‐28 29‐32
Points 24 23 22 21 20 18 16 14 10 8 6 4
Provincial Championship
Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 & 10 11 & 12 13 & 14 15 & 16
Points 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1
4. A second class for an already eligible athlete
 Example: an athlete who qualifies for 20” class and wants to race cruiser
5. Unranked or injured athletes
 Minimum requirement: athlete must compete in at least one Cycling Canada‐sanctioned event in 2019
(Canadian Championship, Provincial Championship or provincial Cup event) or the 2019 UCI World
Championships. Athletes who were injured in 2022 but competed in 2021 can still apply and will be
approved on a case‐by‐case basis.
Ties will be broken using the following priority:
1. Ranked athletes:
a. Place at National Championships,
b. Place at Provincial Championships,
c. Highest placing at a BMX Cycling Canada‐sanctioned event,
d. Application date.
2. Eligible athletes applying for a second class.
3. Unranked or injured athletes.
Important Timelines
Feb 1, 2022 Application period opens for all athletes.
Mar 2, 2022 Application period closes for all athletes.
Mar 15, 2022 List of all confirmed athletes will be posted.
April 15, 2022 Complete CCES online education modules and submit a copy of your UCI license and
passport.

* UCI Categories with combined ages:
Standard 20 Inch bicycles
Male – ages: 5 and 6, 17‐24, 25‐29, 30‐34, 35 and over, Masters Men ages 30 and over
Female – ages: 5‐7, 17‐24, 25 and Over
Cruiser 24 Inch bicycles
Male – ages: 12 and under, 13 and 14, 15 and 16,17‐24, 25‐29, 30 ‐ 34, 35 ‐ 39, 40 ‐ 44, 45‐49, 50 and over
Female – ages: 12 and under, 13 ‐ 16, 17‐29, 30‐39, 40 and over

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