Men's Individual

Cycling Beijing Olympics

Gold medal favorite: Kyle Bennett, United States

Latvia beat US riders to win gold in men’s BMX

Latvia’s Maris Strombergs has won the gold medal in men’s BMX racing.
Favorites for the race from the United States, Mike Day and Donny Robinson came second and third respectively.

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Kyle Bennett from the United States is a medal favorite in the BMX. He said he has gotten inspiration from seeing Michael Phelps in action while watching his events on television before he left for Beijing.
“I’m thankful to be part of it all, thankful to get to the Olympics, and anything from here would [...]

World champion BMX rider Kyle Bennett is nicknamed “Butter” because his riding style is so smooth.
“My riding style is smoother. That’s why they call me ‘Butter’. My style is laid back like I am,” Bennett said. “If I’m going to pass it’s going to be clean. Some guys are not scared to hit [...]

Mike Day won the U.S. BMX trials in Chula Vista, California on the weekend. Only a win in the event could get him on the team.
“I have no idea how I feel. Beyond belief,” Day told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “So many of my friends and family were here, they made [...]

Three time BMX world champion Kyle Bennett became the first qualifier on the U.S. BMX team. Two more spots are up for grabs.
Bennett made the finals of the World Cup in Denmark.