Event

When

4 October 2015

Where

Olympic BMX Centre

Countries

30

Athletes

96

Trivia


Jumps and gullies

On a track full of obstacles, the winner is the cyclist who, through their radical manoeuvres, crosses the finish line first.

The bike

Smaller than a mountain bike, BMX bikes have 20-inch wheels and just one gear and one brake. They have a sturdy frame to withstand the many jumps along the circuit.

Push and pump

To gain speed, cyclists use their body’s momentum to leap over obstacles, landing softly as they descend.