Back To News

BC BMX Riders Ready to Roll at 2024 BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, SC


Ottawa, ON (May 9, 2024) – Cycling Canada is sending a team of 12 athletes to compete at the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Rock Hill, USA, on May 12-16.  After scoring two fourth-place finishes in the first rounds of the UCI BMX Racing World Cup series, the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games silver medallist Molly Simpson will line up with a specific goal in mind.

“The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are in sight,” said Simpson. “I am heading into World Championships with the goal of riding technically smooth and aware, which will help me for Paris as the Olympic track is big and technical. I also want to soak up the atmosphere, as the vibe will be close to competing in the Olympics, as well as keeping myself in check and in the present moment.”

She will be joined by fellow Canadian Champions Ryan Tougas (Elite Men) and Thomas Jodoin (U23 Men), as well as the 2023 Junior Women Canadian Champion, Keira Murphy, now eyeing success in the U23 category.

Emily Bell, Victoria Dubé and Ryley Cofield will make their World Championships debut in the Junior category, alongside teammates Thessalie Bruneau and Andrew Colling.

More than 300 athletes ranging from age 8 to 62 will be taking part in the BMX Challenge World Championships, starting on May 10. Competition for the UCI classes start on May 12 and continues over the week. All information, including start lists and live timing, is available here.

Team Canada 
Junior Women 
Emily Bell – Nanoose Bay, BC
Thessalie Bruneau – La Tuque, QC
Victoria Dubé – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Junior Men 
Ryley Cofield – Nanaimo, BC
Andrew Colling – Kingston, ON

U23 Women 
Keira Murphy – Nanaimo, BC
Abygale Reeve – Airdrie, AB

U23 Men 
Thomas Jodoin – Trois-Rivières, QC
Dylan Tremel – Calgary, AB

Elite Women
Molly Simpson – Red Deer, AB

Elite Men 
Ryan Tougas – Pitt Meadows, BC
Riley Meyer-Clement – Boischatel, QC

Source: Cycling Canada
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is one of the oldest national sport organizations in Canada and has one simple purpose: to inspire Canadians to cycle. Cycling Canada administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country, hosts national and international events and manages the National Team in all levels of international competition.