Maris Wins at ABA Gator Nationals
Free Agent Pros Maris Strombergs and David Herman raced this weekend at the ABA Gator Nationals BMX in Oldsmar, Florida. Maris won on Saturday and placed second Sunday, while David placed third on Sunday.
Awesome images by Mike Carruth.
UCI World Cup and USABMX Nationals in Chula Vista
A good weekend for the boys at both the UCI World Cup and USABMX Nationals this past weekend in Chula Vista, CA. David Herman had another great weekend placing 4th place in the final at the World Cup against all the World’s best. Indeed, a good year for sure for the “Herm”. Maris Strombergs didn’t race, as he is still enjoying a little break this year on the World Cup SX race front, but did come to hang out and sign autographs with the team. Expect “The Machine” back on the full World Cup front in 2014.
During the World Cup in Chula Vista, USABMX put on a successful 2 day National event on the smaller USABMX track next door. Cristian Becerine continued to have a great year with a 2nd and a 1st. TM, Dale Holmes got out the bike once again to race in the old man’s class and managed to get the win both days. Next up for the Team, the Redline Cup next week in Fresno, CA. Cheers!
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Photo courtesy Jack McDaniel
Not the greatest World Championships for the Team with Cristian crashing, Maris not really getting the feel of the track and David, left high and dry in the semi. In all, a good time in NZ, great people and a well-hosted event. Looking forward to going back…
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USABMX Desoto Texas
Over the weekend the team made the 3rd stop on the USABMX tour in Desoto, Texas. Maris Strombergs, David Herman & Cristian Becerine all braved the cold weather while also riding well and making the main event on Saturday. Cristian placed 3rd in Vet, Maris grabbed 6th in Elite and David Herman left with a solid 3rd in Elite. Sunday morning temperatures were even tougher for the guys. Cristian rode to another 3rd place, Maris made the main but couldn’t quite put it together . The weekend was dominated again by Redline’s Sam Willoughby – congrats to him. Next up for the team, Cristian Becerine will be conducting a clinic in Boulder City, Nevada on Saturday, April 6th, from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. — for more information on the team, please check us out on freeagentbmx.com (photo bmxnews.com)
A special note of thanks to all of our sponsors:
Rockstar, Fox, Maxxis, ODI, KMC, Weinmann, Insight, Tioga,Shimano
USABMX Nationals Phoenix AZ
Awesome race weekend in Phoenix.
Maris and David Qualify for Olympic Semi-Final
Maris and David both transfer to Friday’s Semi-final. Maris placed 2-5-1 in his first 3 motos and received an automatic transfer for being in the Top-2.
David Herman, however, was under a bit more pressure to transfer after crashing in his first moto and scoring a DNF. David had to ride all 5 motos, taking 8-3-4-1-2 to transfer on points to the Semi.
Maris and David will be in the same Semi #2, along with other favorites like Marc Willers (NZL) and Sam Willoughby (AUS). 4 riders from each of the two Semis will qualify for the final Main.
Live coverage of both Women’s and Men’s Semis can be seen starting at 7:00am Friday morning.
The Women’s Medal Final will run at 7:30am Friday. The Men’s Medal Final will be run at 7:35am Friday.
Users can stream through NBC Olympics Live Extra App or http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html (http://www NULL.nbcolympics NULL.com/liveextra/index NULL.html)
Olympic BMX Seeding — Wednesday Morning 10:00am(est) / 7:00am(pst)
The first woman starts at 10:00EST/7:00amPST. All 16 women will be done before 7:40. The first man starts at 7:40am. Free Agent racers Maris and David are scheduled to leave 27th and 28th in the group of 32 men. Depending on the interval time Maris and David should start time should be about 7:57 and 7:58am (w/1min. interval) OR 8:34 and 8:36am (w/2 minute interval).
Men’s BMX Seeding (Time Trial) should be shown Live on NBC Sports (the same channel that broadcast the Tour de France). Set your DVR.
Times shown on this schedule are PST (Pacific). Add 3 hours for EST.
Countdown to London
Be sure to checkout the Olympic BMX events August 8, 9 and 10 on NBC. Free Agent Factory racers Maris Strombergs from Latvia and American David Herman will be riding their Free Agent Limos to Olympic Gold. Maris will be going for the repeat of the 2008 Olympics where he was the first BMX Gold Medal Winner. David will representing the USA as he goes for Gold.
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Maris and David’s Free Agent Olympic Bikes
Just released. Check out the pics of Maris and David’s Free Agent Olympic bicycles. Maris is painted in the Latvian colors and David in the American colors. These should look great on TV.
The BMX events will be held on August 8, 9 and the finals will be on Friday the 10th. Here is the link to the Olympic Television schedule (http://www NULL.nbcolympics NULL.com/tv-listings/index NULL.html#).