Nic Long

  
  


Date of Birth: October 6, 1989
Height: 6'2"/1.9m
Weight: 190 lbs./86 kg./13.6 st.
Place of Birth: San Diego, California
Hometown: Lakeside, California
Residence: Lakeside, California
Team/Sponsor: Haro Bikes
Education: Grossmont Community College; Cuyamaca Community College
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UCI World Championship Results

  • 14th place — 2013 UCI BMX World Championships, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 9th place — 2012 UCI BMX World Championships, Birmingham, U.K.
  • 15th place — 2011 UCI BMX World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 5th place — 2009 UCI BMX World Championships, elite
  • 5th place — 2007 UCI BMX World Championships, junior elite

National Championship Experience

  • 1st place — 2013 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships, Chula Vista, California
  • 2nd place — 2012 USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Chula Vista, California
  • 4th place — 2011 USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Chula Vista, California
  • 1st place — 2010 USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Elite Men, Desoto, Texas

Career Highlights

  • 11th place — 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #3 Papendal, Netherlands
  • 2nd place — 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 3rd place — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #4, London, Great Britain
  • 7th place — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #5, Chula Vista, Calif.
  • 7th place overall — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series
  • 1st place — 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #3, Chula Vista, California
  • 6th place overall — 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series
  • 6th place — 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #4, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 7th place — 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #5 Chula Vista, California

Personal

Nic Long's drive toward excellence as a BMX racer is fueled by something other than simply the motivation to be good at racing: he just doesn't want to be mediocre. He proved that in 2010 when he claimed his first World Cup win, upsetting Olympic gold medalist, Maris Strombergs, on his way to first place. He also scored the national title for men's elite BMX racing earlier the same year.
 
Nic, who joined USA Cycling's BMX Development Program in 2008, got into the sport thanks to his father, who also rides, and the fact that - according to Nic - his father hated the drama of team sports for kids. So baseball was benched for young Nic and he joined his dad at the track close to their southern California home. His younger sister joined them on the track and now races too.
 
With one unanimous voice, racers will tell you that there's nothing more unifying than BMX. A typical race weekend will draw entire families out to race in categories ranging from under-five all the way up to 60+, which is a bit striking given that BMX is only about 40 years old. What Nic enjoys most about racing is traveling the world, doing what he loves and seeing people that share the same enthusiasm. But besides racing, Nic also loves getting to spend time at home with his dad and little sister.

Points of Interest

  • By his own confession, there's not much more to Nic other than traveling the world to ride his bike. He claims that the most interesting thing about him is his train of thought - or lack thereof, which leaves any conversation topic as fair game.


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