BMX: 235 riders expected this Saturday May 14 in Montluçon for the Auvergne cup and the Allier championships

No less than 235 BMX riders, including more than 200 under the age of 17, are expected this Saturday May 14, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Bike Park de Nerdre in Montluçon (Allier). Which hosts the fifth round of the Coupe d’Auvergne and the Allier BMX championships.

The context

“The Auvergne gratin will be there, which promises us a great show. With a technical and fast track, very appreciated by the pilots, with its starting hill at five meters”, announces, in specialist, Bruno Walter, the vice-president of the club of Montluçon BMX, which organizes this event.

The pilots

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Coming from Cournon, Gerzat, Issoire, Lempdes and Mozac, but also from Montluçon and Yzeure, the drivers will compete from 4.30 p.m. in the different categories. Namely chicks, wards, youngest, minimal, cadets, 17 years and over and “cruser”. But, also and above all, they will find a track which has not hosted competitions since 2019, Covid obliges.

And if the former elite pilot and thirty-year-old from Orcines, Willy Querel, should put on a show, local spectators will particularly follow the young Montluçonnais pilots. Namely, the minimal Lenzo Pachecon, the youngest Maxime Pelletier Gabin Vachelard and Denys Walter. As well as the chicks Arthur Cheminée and Enjy Walter.

L’organisation

This BMX day therefore promises to be under the best auspices. “Especially since it takes place on one of the most beautiful complexes in the region, very popular with Auvergne drivers”, insists Bruno Walter.

The opportunity also for people who do not know this sport, to come and discover it. Thus, more than 500 spectators are expected. Especially since the weather looks more than favorable.

The program

– At 3:30 p.m., start of practice.
– At 4:30 p.m., start of the first round.
– At 7 p.m., lunch break.
– At 8:15 p.m., start of the quarter-finals.
– At 9:30 p.m., start of the finals.

Free admission. Refreshment bar and possibility of catering on site.

Victories for the BMX Club Cournon-d’Auvergne at home in Challenge France [10/05/2022]

Texts: Philippe Werth
Photos: Cécile Champagnat archives

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