UECTV makes its debut at the Juniors, Under 23 and Elite qualifications; Challenges and Team Time Trial live on the new UEC digital platform
Only a few days remain before Saturday 10 July, when the 2021 edition of the BMX Racing European Championships will begin in Heusden-Zolder (Belgium). This event will last two days and award a total of eight titles in the Elite, Under 23s and Juniors men’s and women’s, two in the Team Time Trial (men and women as well as the Challenges).
Participation will be especially significant in terms of quality and quantity with a total of 834 riders from 25 countries registered for the Championships, figures which confirm the vibrancy of the European movement.
Among the eagerly-awaited riders in the Elites will be the leader of the UCI World Cup, the Frenchman Arthur Pilard, and in the Under 23s Cedric Butti (Switzerland) and Brian van Eeuwijk (Netherlands). In the Juniors starting line up will be the first and third from the current UCI Ranking, the Italian Leonardo Cantiero and the Swede Einard Lindberg.
In the Women’s, the Elite Russian Natalia Afremova is one of the favourites as well as in the Under 23s Thalya Burford (Switzerland) and Tessa Martinez (France), meanwhile in the Juniors there promises to be a fierce battle between the first two in the UCI Ranking: Marianne Beltrando (France) and Michelle Wissing (Netherlands).
There will be extensive media coverage of the event with live broadcasting of the finals on Saturday by Eurovision and all the Challenges and Team Time Trial races will begin on Sunday and be shown on the new UECTV digital platform (click here).
Enrico Della Casa, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: «Historically, Heusden-Zolder is well known in the BMX European movement and to return to this venue steeped in sporting history is especially important for us. In the times we are currently experiencing a major event like the BMX European Championships shows that we are restarting and the figures prove this. The great energy of the BMX movement has encouraged us to focus more on investing in this discipline and for this reason we will officially inaugurate UECTV, our new digital platform and application for broadcasting our events live.
I would like to thank the City and the Circuit Zolder for the welcome that they have always given us at our events, the Belgian Cycling Federation and its President Tom van Damme, the Organising Committee managed by Marc Wauters, which has always been responsive and sensitive to anything concerning BMX, as well as the valuable contribution of all volunteers giving us the opportunity to experience unforgettable 2021 Championships.»