Stancil's time trial second highlights BMX SX World Cup finale


Connor Fields checks out the course between rides. (Photo by Jerry Landrum,
Connor Fields checks out the course between rides. (Photo by Jerry Landrum,
The American riders fell victim to bad luck at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup finals in Abbotsford, British Columbia over the weekend.

In the elite men's race, Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles) and Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) rebounded from a crash while charging down the first straight to finish fifth and sixth, respectively. Olympian Twan van Gendt (NED) won the race with a time of 30.181, .612 ahead of world champion Sam Willoughby (AUS) and 2.868 ahead of Olympian Brian Kirkham (AUS).

In the elite women's race, Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT) led the race with Lauren Reynolds (AUS) in hot pursuit, but misfortune struck Stancil as she was exiting the third straight rhythm section just meters before the final turn, allowing  the Olympic bronze medalist, Laura Smulders (NED) to sneak across the finish line first. Stancil finished the race in seventh while Crain placed eighth.

In Friday's time trials, elite men time trial world champion Fields and Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) finished and were seeded fourth and fifth, respectively. Fields registered a time of 30.606 while Sharrah posted a time of 31.114. Willoughby was the fastest in the time trial with a time of 30.073.

In the women's time trials, junior women time trial World Champion Stancil's time of 34.073 was second-fastest to the elite women time trial World Champion Caroline Buchanan (AUS), who completed one lap in 33.667. Crain turned one lap sixth-fastest with a time of 35.523.

After the four UCI BMX Supercross World Cups, Fields finished in second place, only 21 points behind Willoughby. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) placed fifth overall with 505 points. Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles), Nobles and Sharrah were ninth, tenth and eleventh with 320, 304 and 301 points, respectively.

Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) finished third in the women's standings with 524 points. Buchanan topped the rankings with 780 points. Magalie Pottier (FRA) placed second with 587 points. Crain was sixth with 416 total points, Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles) placed eighth with 332 points and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) rounds out the top 10 with 318 points.

For complete results of the UCI BMX Supercross in Abbotsford, British Columbia, click here.

For final UCI Supercross rankings, click here.

Check out a photo gallery from Friday's time trial.

Results - Time Trials - Superfinal
1. Sam Willoughby (AUS) 30.373
2. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) 30.396
3. Twan van Gendt (NED) 30.502
4. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 30.606
5. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) 31.114
10. Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles) 31.473
11. Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles) 31.706
12. Lain van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Hyper) 31.961


Felicia Stancil finished second in Friday's time trial. (Photo by Jerry Landrum,
Felicia Stancil finished second in Friday's time trial. (Photo by Jerry Landrum,
1. Carolina Buchanan (AUS) 33.667
2. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT) 34.073
3. Laura Smulders (NED) 34.610
6. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) 35.523

Supercross Final

1. Twan van Gendt (NED) 30.181
2. Sam Willoughby (AUS)
3. Brian Kirkham (AUS) 33.049
5. Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles) 42.449
6. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) DNF

1. Laura Smulders (NED) 35.197
2. Kirsten Dellar (AUS) 36.173
3. Abbie Taylor (GBR) 36.784
7. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT) 1:16.011
8. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) 1:39.651

Final UCI BMX Supercross Standings

1. Sam Willoughby (AUS) — 743
2. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) — 722
3. Twan Van Gendt (NED) 512
5. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) — 440
9. Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles) — 320
10. Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles) — 304
11. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) — 301
19. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./Hyper Bicycles) — 219
26. Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes) — 199
27. Tyler Faoro (Coral Springs, Fla./Phoenix-Profile) — 191
39. Alex Anthony (Sagus, Calif./Speedline) — 138
46. Jason Rogers (Mesquite, Texas) — 123
47. Nicholas Koehler (Tustin, Calif.) — 111
51. Kory Cook (Tustin, Calif./Speedco Bicycles) — 105
53. Burlin (Bubba) Harris (Surprise, Ariz.) — 104
58. Joey Bradford (Monterey, Calif./Prophecy BMX) — 90
61. Weston Pope (Clarksville, Ind./Dan's Competition) — 89
63. Lain van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Hyper) — 88
77. Jeremy Rommel (Hesperia, Calif./ — 59
80. Rusty Nesvig (San Diego, Calif./Factory Intense) — 55
82. Tyler Brown (Chula Vista, Calif./Factory Crupi-Rhythm) — 52
84. Joshua Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ssquared-Answer-Troy Lee) — 49
88. Nate Berkheimer (Boulder City, Nev.) — 49
88. Justin Posey (Winston Salem, N.C.) — 49
96. Tommy Zula (New Carlisle, Ohio) — 46
96. Austin Hiatt (Fresno, Calif.) — 46
111. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Hyper Bicycles) — 43
111. Denzel Stein (DeSoto, Texas/Redline Factory) — 43
117. Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas/Free Agent Rockstar) — 40

1. Caroline Buchanan (AUS) — 780
2. Magalie Pottier (FRA) — 587
3. Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline) — 524
6. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) — 416
8. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles) — 332
10. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) — 318
11. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-Paul Williams) — 285
21. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT) — 197
24. Danielle George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) — 160
26. Alaina Henderson (Ruby, N.Y.) — 147
34. Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.) — 104
42. Kimberly Hayashi (Chandler, Ariz.) — 63

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