UCI BMX World Championships

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UCI BMX World Championships are the world championships for BMX racing (bicycle motorcross) held under the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport's international governing body.

BMX racing

BMX racing is a type of off-road bicycle racing. The format of BMX was derived from motocross racing. BMX bicycle races are sprint races on purpose-built off-road single-lap race tracks. The track usually consists of a starting gate for up to eight racers, a groomed, serpentine, dirt race course made of various jumps and rollers and a finish line. The course is usually flat, about 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and has large banked corners that help the riders maintain speed. The sport of BMX racing is facilitated by a number of regional and international sanctioning bodies. They provide rules for sanctioning the conduct of the flying, specify age group and skill-level classifications among the racers, and maintain some kind of points-accumulation system over the racing season. There is a list of plates that are able to obtain the list is Gold Cup state Race of Champions roc N. A. G sport is very family oriented and largely participant-driven, with riders ranging in age from 2 to 70, and over. Professional ranks exist for both men and women, where the age ranges from 18 to 40 years old.

The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.

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The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually and the winner of each event is crowned the BMX Cycling World Champion. This three-day cycling festival should not be confused with the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which is the international BMX racing series held at numerous locations throughout the year.

The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner. Silver and bronze medals are awarded to the second and third place contestants. World champions wear their rainbow jersey until the following year's championship, but they may wear it only in the type of event in which they won it.

Rainbow jersey colored jersey for the reigning World Champion in cycling

The rainbow jersey is the distinctive jersey worn by the reigning world champion in a cycling discipline, since 1927. The jersey is predominantly white with five horizontal bands in the UCI colours around the chest. From the bottom up the colours are: green, yellow, black, red and blue; the same colours that appear in the rings on the Olympic flag. The tradition is applied to all disciplines, including road racing, track racing, cyclo-cross, BMX, Trials and the disciplines within mountain biking. The jersey is produced by Santini SMS since 1994.

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Unofficial

Editions (Official)

No.YearHostCountryEvents
1 1996 Brighton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 6
2 1997 Saskatoon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6
3 1998 Melbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 6
4 1999 Vallet Flag of France.svg  France 6
5 2000 Córdoba Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 6
6 2001 Louisville Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6
7 2002 Paulínia Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 6
8 2003 Perth Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 6
9 2004 Valkenswaard Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6
10 2005 París Flag of France.svg  France 6
11 2006 São Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 8
12 2007 Victoria Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 8
13 2008 Taiyuan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 8
14 2009 Adelaide Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 8
15 2010 Pietermaritzburg Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 8
16 2011 Copenhague Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 8
17 2012 Birmingham Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 8
18 2013 Auckland Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 8
19 2014 Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 8
20 2015 Zolder Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8
21 2016 Medellín Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 8
22 2017 Rock Hill Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4
23 2018 Baku Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 4
24 2019 Heusden-Zolder Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 4
25 2020 Houston Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4
25 2021 Arnhem Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4

Past winners

The following list includes world champions at the elite Championship Level and does not include the Cruiser Level, Challenge level or Juniors, as defined by the UCI BMX Rule Book.

Elite Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
1996 Dale Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Florent Boutte
Flag of France.svg  France
1997 John Purse
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Greg Romero
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Matt Hadan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1998 Thomas Allier
Flag of France.svg  France
Andy Contes
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dylan Clayton
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1999 Robert de Wilde
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Christophe Leveque
Flag of France.svg  France
Mario Soto
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2000 Thomas Allier
Flag of France.svg  France
Christophe Leveque
Flag of France.svg  France
Dale Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2001 Dale Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Ivo Lakučs
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2002 Kyle Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Wade Bootes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2003 Kyle Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Robert de Wilde
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2004 Warwick Stevenson
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Cristian Becerine
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Bubba Harris
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2005 Bubba Harris
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Day
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Robert de Wilde
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2006 Javier Colombo
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Day
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2007 Kyle Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Khalen Young
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Randy Stumpfhauser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2008 Māris Štrombergs
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Steven Cisar
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sifiso Nhlapo
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2009 Donny Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Day
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Ramiro Marino
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2010 Māris Štrombergs
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Sifiso Nhlapo
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
2011 Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
Māris Štrombergs
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Marc Willers
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2012 Sam Willoughby
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
Moana Moo Caille
Flag of France.svg  France
2013 Liam Phillips
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Marc Willers
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Luis Brethauer
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2014 Sam Willoughby
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Tory Nyhaug
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Tre Whyte
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2015 Niek Kimmann
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Jelle Van Gorkom
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
David Graf
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2016 Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
Niek Kimmann
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Nicholas Long
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2017 Corben Sharrah
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sylvain Andre
Flag of France.svg  France
Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
2018 Sylvain Andre
Flag of France.svg  France
Joris Daudet
Flag of France.svg  France
Anderson Ezequiel De Souza Filho
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Elite Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
1996 Natarsha Williams
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Natasha Massop
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Kerstin Munski
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1997 Michelle Cairns
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Karien Gubbels
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Marie McGilvary
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1998 Rachel Marshall
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Marie McGilvary
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Brigitte Busschers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1999 Audry Pichol
Flag of France.svg  France
Dagmara Polakova
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Tatjana Schocher
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2000 Natarsha Williams
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Ellen Bollansée
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Gabriela Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2001 Gabriela Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Marie McGilvary
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Elodie Ajinca
Flag of France.svg  France
2002 Gabriela Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Karine Chambonneau
Flag of France.svg  France
Jana Horakova
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2003 Elodie Ajinca
Flag of France.svg  France
Willy Kanis
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Tatjana Schocher
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2004 Gabriela Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Cyrielle Convert
Flag of France.svg  France
Alice Jung
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2005 Willy Kanis
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Renee Junga
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Laëtitia Le Corguillé
Flag of France.svg  France
2006 Willy Kanis
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Gabriela Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Cecile Lazzarotto
Flag of France.svg  France
2007 Shanaze Reade
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Sarah Walker
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Jana Horakova
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2008 Shanaze Reade
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Anne-Caroline Chausson
Flag of France.svg  France
Sarah Walker
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2009 Sarah Walker
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Eva Ailloud
Flag of France.svg  France
Arielle Martin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2010 Shanaze Reade
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Sarah Walker
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Alise Post
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2011 Mariana Pajón
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Sarah Walker
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Magalie Pottier
Flag of France.svg  France
2012 Magalie Pottier
Flag of France.svg  France
Eva Ailloud
Flag of France.svg  France
Romana Labounková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2013 Caroline Buchanan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Lauren Reynolds
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Manon Valentino
Flag of France.svg  France
2014 Mariana Pajón
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Alise Post
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Laura Smulders
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2015 Stefany Hernández
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Caroline Buchanan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Simone Christensen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2016 Mariana Pajón
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Caroline Buchanan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Alise Post
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2017 Alise Post
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Caroline Buchanan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Mariana Pajón
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2018 Laura Smulders
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Merel Smulders
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Judy Baauw
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Medals tables

These tables includes medalists in all Championship categories, both Men and Women, Junior and Elite, BMX and Cruiser.

Medal table

1996–2017, all events (As 2017)
PlaceNation Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 333533101
2Flag of France.svg  France 32333499
3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 21161148
4Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 144725
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 13161441
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 118726
7Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 69621
8Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 53412
9Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 46719
10Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 3205
11Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2248
12Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2114
13Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 2013
14Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1225
15Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1113
16Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1034
17Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1001
18Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 05510
19Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0246
20Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0224
21Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0123
22Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0101
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0101
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0101
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0101
26Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0022
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0022
Total152152152456

All Champions By Year

YearVenueChampions
2020 Flag of the United States.svg Houston, Texas, USA
  • Elite Women:
  • Elite Men:
  • Junior Women:
  • Junior Men:
2019 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zolder, Belgium
  • Elite Women:
  • Elite Men:
  • Junior Women:
  • Junior Men:
2018 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
2016 Flag of Colombia.svg Medellín, Colombia
2015 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zolder, Belgium
2014 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands
2013 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland, New Zealand
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham, Great Britain
2011 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Flag of South Africa.svg Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide, Australia
2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Taiyuan, China
2007 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria, Canada
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg São Paulo, Brasil
2005 Flag of France.svg Paris, France
2004 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valkenswaard, Netherlands
2003 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth, Australia
2002 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulínia, Brasil
2001 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, United States
2000 Flag of Argentina.svg Cordoba, Argentina
1999 Flag of France.svg Vallet, France
1998 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia
1997 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saskatoon, Canada
1996 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brighton, United Kingdom

Individual

List of the eight most decorated riders:

Men

PlaceRiderGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1 Randy Stumpfhauser Flag of the United States.svg  United States 45312
2 Christophe Leveque Flag of France.svg  France 4206
3 Donny Robinson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4004
4 Sam Willoughby Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4004
5 Kyle Bennett Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3003
6 Dale Holmes Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2226
7 Thomas Allier Flag of France.svg  France 2103
8 Warwick Stevenson Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2002
Arturs Matisons Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2002

Women

PlaceRiderGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1 Gabriela Diaz Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4217
2 Sarah Walker Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3339
3 Willy Kanis Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3104
4 Magalie Pottier Flag of France.svg  France 3014
4 Mariana Pajon Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3013
6 Shanaze Reade Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3003
7 Natarsha Williams Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2002
8 Rachael Marshall Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2002

Most Elite Men's Titles

PlaceRiderGold medal icon.svg
1 Kyle Bennett Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3
2 Dale Holmes Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2
2 Thomas Allier Flag of France.svg  France 2
2 Maris Strombergs Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2
2 Sam Willoughby Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2
2 Joris Daudet Flag of France.svg  France 2

Most Elite Women's Titles

PlaceRiderGold medal icon.svg
1 Gabriela Diaz Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3
1 Shanaze Reade Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3
1 Mariana Pajon Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3
2 Natarsha Williams Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2
2 Willy Kanis Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2

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