Emiliano de la Fuente advanced to the round of 16 in New Zealand
The 2024 season of the BMX World Cup kicked off this Saturday in Rotorua, New Zealand, where Emiliano de la Fuente from Rioja competed as one of the national team representatives in the elite category.
The man from Rioja made it past the first round and finished fourth in the series, but he finished eighth in one round and could not get past the round of 16 and thus into the quarter-finals. Final.
In this way, De la Fuente ended his participation on the first date of the competition, finishing in 60th place in the final ranking and adding the first 12 points of the season.
As for the other two members of Argentina's elite squad, both were eliminated in the round of 16. Gonzalo Molina of San Juan finished 35th with 45 points, and Federico Villegas of Mendoza finished 38th with 39 points.
The winner of the first date was Frenchman Romain Maheu, who was pipped by his compatriot Joris Daudet, while Swiss Simon Marquardt completed the podium and finished third.
The second date of the World Cup will take place this Sunday, again on the track in Rotorua, New Zealand. The action will take place at the same time: 11:45 (5:45 am for Argentina) the first round will be played. Starting at 12:35 p.m., there will be a repechage to determine the qualifiers for the remaining fourth rounds, which will be played with the following timings: Round of 16 (1:15 p.m.), Quarterfinals (3:00 p.m.), Semifinals (3:35 p.m.) and Final (4:00 p.m.). 05 hrs).
After the first two dates, the World Cup will continue in Oceania, with the third and fourth days in Brisbane (Australia) on February 24 and 25.
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