Rotterdam, Netherlands (July 25, 2014) – The 2014 UCI BMX World Championships continued on Friday with the cruiser class competitions. Five Americans made it to their main events and three of them were barely edged from the podium with fourth-place finishes.
In the men's 13-14 cruiser class final, Hunter Brown (West Bountiful, Utah) turned in a fourth-place effort after finishing behind Riley Carter (AUS), Tino Popma (NED), and Romain Catenacce (FRA).
Jonas Harmon (Layton, Utah/GT Bicycles) was another American to cross the line in fourth, finishing behind Kevin Batey (IRE), Tyrone Johns (RSA), and Simon Homans (GBR) in the men's 30-34 event.
Among men 40-44, it was another podium near-miss for the USA as Scott Moreland (Indianapolis, Ind./Danscomp.com) placed fourth after Alan Hill (GBR), Andrew Shaw (GBR), and Tom van Dinther (NED).
Two other Americans advanced all the way to their finals: Justin Dyar (Gilbert, Ariz.) placed seventh in the men's 17-24 category and Maurice Horton (Santee, Calif./S&M Bikes) was eighth among men 25-29.
Racing action continues in Rotterdam this weekend as the elite racers take to the race course for the Time Trial Superfinals on Saturday and the Supercross World Championship races on Sunday. Stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for full reports! You can also follow #BMXWorlds on twitter for live updates.