Rio fails BMX test

Toronto Star - - SCOREBOARD/SPORTS -

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.

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