2020 BMX Super Cross World Cup
For the first time in more than 10 years Australia will host, not one, but two Rounds of the 2020 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX Super Cross World Cup.
Sports Marketing Australia has been busy over the past 12 months working with Bathurst Regional Council, Greater Shepparton Council and Cycling Australia on bids to host the 2020 BMX Super Cross World Cup, which was officially announced by the UCI.
This will be the first time since April 2008, and only the second time ever, that Australia has hosted the world cup series. The last event was conducted at Adelaide Showground, South Australia in the lead up to the Beijing Olympic Games.
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round will be held in Shepparton on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2, February 2020 and in Bathurst the following weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday, 9 February 2020. These will be two of the last major BMX events before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with qualifying points still occurring.
SMA National Events Manager, Jason Sleeman, said more than 200 of the world’s best male and female BMX riders, from over 30 countries, will be participating in Shepparton and Bathurst.
“Over 3,000 people are expected to attend both events with 2,000 of these expected to be coming from out of the region and staying for up to 7 days in the host regions,” Jason said. “Following on from the Australian World Cup rounds in February 2020, the series will then travel to Manchester, Great Britain for rounds five and six. From there, the next two rounds will be in Papendal, Netherlands before the final stop for the last two, of 10 rounds, in Rock Hill, South Carolina in May 2020.”
General Manager Sport for Cycling Australia, Mr Kipp Kaufmann, said this was an exciting development. “Without the vision and support of the Bathurst Regional Council and Greater Shepparton City Council, events like this wouldn't be possible,” he said. “We are excited to welcome these world class events to Australia in 2020.”
To secure events like these, call Jason on 0401 359 537.