The U.S. men’s BMX trials this past Saturday in Chula Vista, California decided the three-man racing team which will represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 19-year-old Conner Fields won the trials, earning an automatic spot on the team. Fields beat out the 2008 Silver medalist Mike Day who was not awarded a spot on this year’s team.
The second member named to the Olympic Team was David Herman, who earned his spot by virtue of winning the USA Cycling power rankings last month. The third and final member of the men’s team is Nic Long, who was third in points behind Herman and Fields. The choice made sense for the team but raised eyebrows when Day was not selected. Although Day has battled with recent injuries, he proved Saturday that he has enough in the tank as the only racer with past Olympic experience.
After the final BMX trails of the season, the official Team USA roster for BMX Racing at the 2012 London Games is David Herman, Connor Fields, Nic Long, and the top two American women Arielle Martin and Alise Post.
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