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UCI BMX Racing World Cup

About 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup

In 2011, the UCI BMX Racing World Cup took place in the Netherlands for the very first time. An enormous achievement. Since then, the BMX World Cup has been organized at Papendal. This event has become a classic on the calendar: all the world’s top athletes know how to find their way to Papendal.

Did you know that the UCI BMX Racing World Cup event #OpPapendal has been declared ‘BEST EVENT’ by the UCI in 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and in 2022. We are very proud!

During these world cups the (Dutch) riders can score important points for the Olympic qualification ranking. This Olympic country ranking will determine how many riders each country can send to the Olympics.

Zomervreugde Festival: the connection between sports and culture
During this sustainable top sports event, next to the BMX track, the Zomervreugde Festival will take place, where we make an important connection between sports and culture.

Jochem Schellens: “We are extremely proud to host 2 rounds of this wonderful event for the 11th time at Papendal, for which we have won the award for ‘Best Event’ for the 5th time. Thanks to all that have participated in advance and during these events”

UCI Cycling World Championships 2023
This year’s UCI Cycling World Championships will take place in Glasgow/Scotland. This unique event will host the World Championships of 13 different cycling disciplines, including the BMX World Championships.

Calendar 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup:

  • Rounds 1 and 2: Sakarya (Turkey), 3 and 4 June 2023
  • Rounds 3 and 4: Papendal (Netherlands), 24 and 25 June 2023
  • Rounds 5 and 6: Sarrians (France), 23 and 24 Septembre 2023
  • Rounds 7 and 8: Santiago del Estero (Argentina), 7 and 8 October 2023
  • Rounds 9 and 10: Santiago del Estero (Argentina), 13 and 14 October 2023

About Papendal

The High Performance Centre in Arnhem is the home base of the National BMX selections. In total around 550 athletes train @papendal, of which 200 live at or nearby Papendal. At Papendal all needed facilities and services are available for Dutch athletes. Would you like to know more about High Performance Centre Papendal? Take a look at

About UCI

UCI is the international sports federation, acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee, for all disciplines of the cycling sport. The federation is one of the oldest and was founded in 1900. The role of the UCI is to further put the cycling sport on the map in the sports world. Developing an international event calendar for each cycling discipline and providing international rules and regulations for these disciplines are among their most important tasks. Naturally, they also take care of the World Cup for all cycling disciplines. Thus, also for BMX. As such, they are owner and operator of the annual UCI BMX Racing World Cups, where world’s best professional BMX riders perform at top level.