Fields and Buchanan remarkable Superfinal time trials wins

Fields victorious
photo Craig Dutton

Papendal Netherlands, 12 May 2012 – Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and Connor Fields (USA) once again claimed victory in the Superfinal Time Trials during the third round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Papendal, Netherlands. For Connor Fields this was the fourth consecutive win and it was the third for Buchanan. It was a challenging day for all competitors because of the length of the track and wind gusting at times.

Remarkable repeat wins

These repeat wins are rather remarkable considering the fierce competition only 76 days ahead of the Olympics, but also considering the different types of tracks these wins were established on. Fields and Buchanan are unstoppable at the moment. Who will stop them tomorrow?

FInals Tomorrow 1300 CSET
Tomorrow the racing continues on 13.00 hours (CEST). 64 men have qualified out of 132 and 32 women out of 41. The men will forward into the 1/8 finals and women into the ¼ finals. Weather predictions are looking better than today. Watch the racing live from 15.45 pm on

Nation ranking for Olymic points

After this stop the UCI BMX Supercross riders are getting ready for the UCI BMX World Championships in Birmingham England. And after that the Nation’s ranking for the Olympic games will be established. Based on that ranking the maximum amount of riders per country that can qualify for the Olympic games will be determined.

“Be aggresive”

Connor Fields said it was not an easy win. “They were really windy conditions here today. First time trial run I was 15th and I almost road off the track. I wasn’t feeling very good after that. I had a conversation with my coach. He said be aggressive. Everybody has trouble with the track. Do your thing and that is what I did.”

Four in a row, how does that feel?
“It feels good, but there is a new day tomorrow and you are only as good as your last race. I definitely enjoy the feeling of winning, the more you get the more you want to win.”

Who is your nearest rival? “In BMX there are so many guys that can win. It is a guessing game. But there is Strombergs, Sam (Willoughby), Willers, the Dutchies, they have a special purpose, Daudet, all the Frechmen… I can mention 25 riders that can win. You have to concentrate on yourself you are the only person that you can do anything about.”

Buchanan 3x in a row
photo Craig Dutton

Buchanan: “Conditions pretty crazy”
Caroline Buchanan was really happy winning her third time trial. “It definitely was not easy. I am glad I am safe. The wind conditions out here are pretty crazy. The winner was going to the one that got most of the backsides clean. I managed to get around. Wind was strong. Happy to get my third time trial win. Feeling strong and fit ready and I am ready for racing. “

“I always seem to do well in time trials. I never won a race but winning Norway definitely helped to boost my confidence. I really like this track, I got third last year. My goal is that `I would obviously like to repeat Norway but definitely better my position than last year. But if the wind dies down tomorrow we will be seeing a lot more close racing.”

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