Bmx Cycling

Cyclists passing obstacles in a BMX competition.
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Bmx Cycling

Costa Verde - San Miguel
CIRCUITO DE PLAYAS - COSTA VERDE (ALTURA DEL ACANTILADO BERTOLOTO) - SAN MIGUEL
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Cyclist performs a stunt in the air during a BMX competition.
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There will be two BMX disciplines in the Pan American Games: BMX Race and BMX Freestyle. BMX Race competitions will include a seeding round consisting in an individual time trial event. This event will form the next day’s heats according to the order in which competitors completed the course. Medal events in which athletes will be held on the date established on the competition calendar and will start with three quarterfinal rounds for men and three semifinal rounds for women and men. The competition will end with a finals heat for both men and women.  During the BMX freestyle event, riders will execute two runs per heat performing tricks in one minute. They will be evaluated according to the difficulty and quality of the run’s execution.  In Lima 2019, this sport will be held at the Costa Verde, San Miguel.

Keywords: 
Berm: A banked corner.
Gate: Start line of a BMX race.
Hole shot: The first rider to take the lead out of the starting gate.
Table Top: A jump on the track that is completely flat all the way across, from the lip to the landing.

History

BMX was born in California at the end of the 60s and is one of the oldest cycling disciplines. Inspired by motocross, BMX is a combination of speed, agility and adrenaline. BMX bikes are 20 and 24 inches in diameters. BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross. Eight riders compete in a track filled with jumps, tight bends, berms and obstacles. It was included since Rio de Janeiro 2007 Pan American Games.

Cyclist performs a stunt in the air during a BMX competition.

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Costa Verde - San Miguel
CIRCUITO DE PLAYAS - COSTA VERDE (ALTURA DEL ACANTILADO BERTOLOTO) - SAN MIGUEL
Capacity 260 - 2000
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