Rio fails BMX test
RIO DE JANEIRO— The BMX track for next year’s Rio Olympics hosted its first test event on Sunday but received a poor grade from riders.
The two-day test event was reduced to one day after some of the world’s top riders declined to race on Saturday, citing dangerous jumps and turns. Organizers tried to modify the track for Sunday, but both men and women wound up using the women’s circuit as the men’s course was deemed too risky. To add to the problems, Sunday’s racing was washed out by a downpour after three hours.