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Five For Friday: BMX

By Paul D. Bowker | Sept. 25, 2015, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Connor FieldsLiam Phillips (L) of Great Britain and Connor Fields race through the course during the men's BMX quarterfinals at the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on Aug. 9, 2012 in London.

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London 2012 Olympians Alise Post and Connor Fields will race after BMX world cup medals on home ground this week.

The new $7 million Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is host to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Finals on Friday and Saturday. More than 200 athletes from 25 nations will compete. The same track will be host to the 2017 world championships.

Fields, a two-time world champion and seventh-place finisher in London, leads a group of four U.S. athletes among the top 15 men in the world rankings. Fields is No. 4, followed by No. 12 Nicholas Long, No. 14 Justin Posey and No. 15 Corben Sharrah.

Post, who won the 2014 UCI North American Continental BMX Championships in Chula Vista, California, is ranked No. 3 in the elite women’s rankings with 1,530 points. Three other U.S. cyclists are ranked among the top nine: No. 5 Felicia Stancil, No. 6 Brooke Crain and No. 9 Dani George.

Qualification races will be held Friday, followed by the final rounds Saturday.

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.