UCI News Release
UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) trainee Samantha Cools has taken the provisional lead in the overall UCI BMX ranking following two victories in the United States.
The 21-year-old Canadian pilot won these races at the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio, oÂn December 27th and 28th. In doing so, she overtakes the New Zealander Sarah Walker in the overall ranking and conserves her lead in the North American ranking.
The Christmas Classic is a UCI race that forms part of the North American Championships. The UCI points won by Samantha also help her in her bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Samantha, who has been training at the UCI’s WCC in Aigle, Switzerland, since October 2007, won the North American ranking in 2007 and finished the season 6th in the international standings.
Her next main goal will be the two rounds of the North American Championships that take place in Florida, in March.