2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup in Bogota - Rounds 5 and 6: Preview, schedule and how to watch livestream

Colombia's two-time Olympic champion Mariana Pajon headlines her home event streamed live by Olympic Channel on Olympics.com and YouTube on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022. Here are the key things to know.

By Alessandro Poggi | Created 16 September 2022

The 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup season resumes after a summer break in Bogota, Colombia, which is hosting Round 5 and Round 6 of the eight-stop series.

And you can watch it all live via Olympic Channel on Olympics.com and the Olympics YouTube page on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

The Parque El Salitre track in Bogota will also stage the final two World Cup rounds on 1-2 October.

Two-time Olympic champion Mariana Pajon will be the undisputed star in the Colombian capital as she looks to impress home fans after failing to make the podium in the previous four events. The list of local favourites also includes two-time Olympic bronze medallist Carlos Alberto Ramirez, aka 'The Magician' and World no. 2 Diego Arboleda, who won Round 1 in Glasgow, Scotland, and was recently crowned Panamerican champion in Argentina.

Many of the other BMX Supercross stars will join her, including recently crowned world champions Felicia Stancil of the USA and Simon Marquart of Switzerland.

Bogota is the first World Cup event where riders can gain points for their NOCs in the UCI BMX Racing Olympic ranking.

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How to watch Rounds 5 and 6 at 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup in Bogota

The competition from Rounds 5 and 6 will be broadcast live on Olympics.com and the Olympics YouTube channel from Bogota on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, beginning at 3pm local time in Colombia (8pm UTC) on each day.

That means there will be live coverage of the races in all four categories from the quarter-finals onwards.

Territorial restrictions may apply to the live stream, but the coverage is due to be available worldwide.

2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup in Bogota: Schedule 

(Times are local)

  • Round 5: Saturday 24 September

11:24-11:44 - Men Elite Round 1

11:52-12:00 - Women Elite Round 1

12:14-12:26 - Men Elite Last Chance

12:30-12:34 - Women Elite Last Chance

12:55-13:09 - Men Elite Eighth Final

15:20-15:30 - Women Elite Quarter Final

15:30-15:40 - Men Elite Quarter Final

15:56-16:04 - Women Elite Semi Final

16:04-16:12 - Men Elite Semi Final

16:28-16:36 - Women Elite Final

16:36-16:44 - Men Elite Final

  • Round 6: Sunday 25 September

11:24-11:44 - Men Elite Round 1

11:52-12:00 - Women Elite Round 1

12:14-12:26 - Men Elite Last Chance

12:30-12:34 - Women Elite Last Chance

12:55-13:09 - Men Elite Eighth Final

15:20-15:30 - Women Elite Quarter Final

15:30-15:40 - Men Elite Quarter Final

15:56-16:04 - Women Elite Semi Final

16:04-16:12 - Men Elite Semi Final

16:28-16:36 - Women Elite Final

16:36-16:44 - Men Elite Final

2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup: The format

The winner of each of the eight World Cup events receives 500 points, with riders from second to eighth getting 430, 370, 318, 273, 235, 202 and 174 points respectively. Any riders eliminated prior to the final will be awarded points corresponding to the round they were eliminated in and their position in those races.

After the eight World Cup rounds are over, the top athlete is crowned World Cup champion.

UCI BMX Racing World Cup Bogota - Rounds 5 and 6: Stars to watch

The double Olympic champion Pajón from Colombia is hoping to stake her claim after failing to make a World Cup podium so far this season.

The reigning World Cup series champion has recently triumphed at the Panamerican Championships in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

The local star will have to beat the current circuit leader Laura Smulders, who clinched the two opening World Cup rounds in Glasgow, Scotland.

Others female riders to watch will be newly crowned world champion Felicia Stancil and Zoe Claessens, who won silver in Nantes following two World Cup victories in Papendal, Netherlands.

In the men's category, home favourites Diego Arboleda and Carlos Ramírez will look to challenge overall leader Sylvain André of France, in-form Olympic and world silver medallist Kye Whyte of Great Britain and Tokyo 2020 gold medallist - and former world champion, Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands

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