Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal

Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal

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The 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup continues in the Netherlands this weekend with Quillan Isidore looking to maintain his strong start to the season.

Isidore marked his return from a broken leg by reaching the semi-final stage of the opening two rounds in France last month.

He is one of five British Cycling BMX squad riders in action out in Papendal for rounds three and four while Beth Shriever competes independently in the women’s elite category.

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About the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

Held over four weekends and two continents, the UCI BMX Supercross features eight rounds of racing.

Last month saw rounds one and two take place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, while action quickly moves on from the Netherlands to Heusden-Zolder in Belgium next weekend before the final racing for rounds seven and eight in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, on 29-30 September.

Racing begins with round one, where the top four riders from each heat progress directly to the next stage - the qualifiers. Those who do not get through at this stage enter the last chance round - where the top two make it through to the qualifiers.

Subject to the total number of riders competing, the qualifiers see a number of heats take place with the top four progressing to the next round, until just eight riders remain for the final - the winner of this race is crowned the world cup round winner.

Riders receive points based on their overall finishing position in each round, with a men’s and women’s world cup champion declared at the end of the competition.

The team

With the exception of Paddy Sharrock, all of the male riders in action this weekend competed in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines over the Easter weekend.

Quillan Isidore was the best performer, reaching the semi-final stage on both days as he made his comeback from a broken leg suffered last year.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Quillan Isidore

Kyle Evans will be hoping for better luck after suffering a crash in the opening round while Tre Whyte reached the 1/4 and 1/8 finals in the opening two rounds. The latter’s brother Kye is absent this time around after breaking is collarbone in the first round.

Sharrock is one man making his injury comeback though after withdrawing from the squad for France to continue his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury.

Development squad member Ross Cullen completes the line-up for the elite men’s category.

In the women’s elite category, junior world champion Beth Shriever is the sole British representative, aiming to build on her 1/2 and 1/4 final appearances in rounds one and two last month.

Great Britain Cycling Team for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal, the Netherlands

Ross Cullen
Kyle Evans
Quillan Isidore
Paddy Sharrock
Tre Whyte

The venue

This weekend will see the High Performance Centre Papendal host its eighth UCI Supercross World Cup.

Based in the woods of Arnhem and host of the Dutch National BMX Team, the track is well known for its jumps and sharp curves, with the best BMX riders in the world launching themselves from an eight metre-high start ramp.

The schedule (UK times)

Round one - Saturday 5 May

1.30pm - Men’s round one
2.20pm - Women’s round one
2:40pm - Men’s last chance
3.05pm - Women’s last chance
3:25pm - Men’s 1/16 finals
4.15pm - Men’s 1/8 finals
5.00pm - Women’s 1/4 finals
5.10pm - Men’s 1/4 finals
5:25pm - Women’s 1/2 finals
5.40pm - Men’s 1/2 finals
6.00pm - Women’s finals
6.10pm - Men’s finals

Round two - Sunday 6 May

1pm - Men’s round one
1.50pm - Women’s round one
2.10pm - Men’s last chance
2.35pm - Women’s last chance
2.55pm - Men’s 1/16 finals
3.45pm - Men’s 1/8 finals
4.20pm - Women’s 1/4 finals
4.30pm - Men’s 1/4 finals
4.45pm - Women’s 1/2 finals
5.00pm - Men’s 1/2 finals
5.20pm - Women’s finals
5.30pm - Men’s finals

How to follow

  • Live coverage via BMX Live TV
  • Updates on British Cycling’s Twitter
  • Report from each round will appear on the British Cycling website

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Round three - Saturday

Round four - Sunday