Crain races to 2nd at Supercross World Cup in Manchester


Brooke Crain placed second at the Supercross BMX World Cup in Manchester on April 19
Brooke Crain was second only to defending world champion Caroline Buchanan at the Supercross BMX World Cup in Manchester on April 19. (photo by Jerry Landrum)
Manchester, Great Britain (April 19, 2014) – American Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles) showed her consistency by riding to a second-place finish for the second consecutive year at round one of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on Saturday in Manchester, England.
Starting from gate 2 in the final next to defending world champion Caroline Buchanan of Australia, the 21-year-old Crain stayed on Buchanan's wheel throughout the race but was unable to find a way to move past the rainbow jersey. Venezuela's Stefany Hernandez followed Crain across the line to claim third place.

Crain's American teammates Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.) and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles) did not advance past the semifinal round and finished 13th and 15th, respectively. U.S. national champion Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) suffered a knee injury in practice on Friday and was unable to compete in the event.

In elite men's racing, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) was the lone American in the  main event, crossing the line in sixth place. Fields, starting the final from gate 6, was caught on the outside heading into the first turn and could not make up the ground on the other riders in front of him. Defending world champion Liam Phillips of Great Britain thrilled his home crowd by winning the men's final. Anthony Dean (AUS) finished second and Tory Nyhaug (CAN) took third to join Phillips on the podium.

Other U.S. riders in the elite men's divisions were Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Haro) and Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./ tied for ninth place, Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) in 13th, Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell) in 17th, David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Free Agent/Rockstar) in 21st, Tanner Sebesta (Austin, Texas) and Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles) tied for 33rd, and  Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles) in 49th.

For complete results from round one of the Supercross World Cup, visit

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UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Round One
Manchester, Great Britain
April 19, 2014

Elite Women
1. Caroline Buchanan (AUS)
2. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bicycles)
3. Stefany Hernandez (VEN)
13. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.)
15. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/Factory GT Bicycles)

Elite Men
1. Liam Phillips (GBR)
2. Anthony Dean (AUS)
3. Tory Nyhaug (CAN)
6. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)
9. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Haro)
9. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./
13. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles
17. Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell)
21. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Free Agent/Rockstar)
33. Tanner Sebesta (Austin, Texas)
33. Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline Bicycles)
49. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT Bicycles)

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