2012 BMX World Championships selection criteria

2012 BMX World Championships selection criteria

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The 2012 BMX World Championships are to be held in Birmingham, England from 22 May - 27 May 2012. Selection for the BMX World Championships will be made in the week of April 16 - 20 2012.

Strategy

The aim of the GB Cycling Team at the 2012 BMX World Championships is to win medals in International competition, and to ensure those athletes, who have been identified as potential future medal winners at International events, benefit from World Championships experience.

Selected riders will comply with the UCI and UK Anti-Doping rules and anti-doping blood/urine testing policies. Those notified riders on the National and/or International testing pools will comply with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standard for Testing with regard to ADAMS and whereabouts information.

Selected riders may be required to undergo physiological and/or medical assessment in the period between the selection date and the event. This will be to confirm fitness following injury, illness or a period of marked under-performance. All physiological assessment will be conducted by the British Cycling’s Olympic Programme’s sports science support.

Any rider racing internationally and wishing to be considered for selection has a responsibility to provide the Olympic Programmes Administrator with their race results by 14th April 2012.

Email: alisonjohnson@britishcycling.org.uk

All selections are made by a selection panel chaired by the Performance Director. A minimum of two further selection panel members are nominated by the Performance Director, who may include but are not restricted to Performance Manager, Senior Management Team members, coaching staff and expert advisers.

Elite men and women

The team will be selected for the elite events on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider both riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and those who have an identified need to experience competition at this level, who are deemed to have potential to win medals in Major Championships in future years. The selection panel may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events.

The panel will consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

  • Race performances in BMX competitions as listed below in the period January 1 2012 to April 15 2012.

- UCI Supercross (category 2) events.

- European (category 3) events.

- European (category 4) events.

- European (category 5) events.

- Other European Regional events.

- UK National Series events.

- Other non-UCI competitions, following pre-approval by the National selection panel

  • The selection panel will take the following into consideration when assessing athletes’ performances in international competition. These are not listed in any order of priority.

- Overall placing. For example 1st, 2nd 3rd, finalists, semi-finalists etc.

- Quality of the competition and events where results have been achieved.

- Race speeds, and comparisons between finals, categories at major events.

- Ability to deliver performances under pressure in top level events.

- Consistency and ability to repeat World class performances.

- Most recent performances in international competitions.

- Performances obtained on courses, and/or under conditions and against competition that most closely reflects that expected at the 2012 BMX World Championships.

- UCI World Rider Ranking.

- UEC European Ranking

  • Priority will be given to performances achieved at Olympic format BMX events ahead of performances achieved at events of other formats.

Junior men and women

The team will be selected for the junior events on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. Only riders born in 1994 and 1995 are eligible for selection for the 2012 Junior World Championships events. It is anticipated no more than two junior riders will be selected. The selection panel will consider both riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and those who have an identified need to experience competition at this level, who are deemed to have potential to win medals in Major Championships in future years. The panel will consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

  • Race performances in BMX competitions as listed below in the period January 1st 2012 to April 15th 2012.

- UCI Supercross (category 2) events.

- European (category 3) events.

- European (category 4) events.

- European (category 5) events.

- UK National Series events.

- Other non-UCI competitions, following pre-approval by the National selection panel

  • The selection panel will take the following into consideration when assessing athletes’ performances in international competition. These are not listed in any order of priority.

- Overall placing. For example 1st, 2nd 3rd, finalists, semi-finalists etc.

- Quality of the competition and events where results have been achieved.

- Race speeds, and comparisons between finals, categories at major events.

- Ability to deliver performances under pressure in top level events.

- Consistency and ability to repeat World class performances.

- Most recent performances in international competitions.

- Performances obtained on courses, and/or under conditions and against competition that most closely reflects that expected at the 2012 BMX World Championships.

- UCI World Rider Ranking.

- UEC European Ranking

  • Priority will be given to performances achieved at Olympic format BMX events ahead of performances achieved at events of other formats.

British Cycling operates a formal appeals procedure for challenging selection decisions which is available on request from the British Cycling Excellence office. The Appeals Procedure must be instigated within 48 hours of the team being published on the British Cycling website (anticipated publication week of 23rd April 2012).

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