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Five For Friday: BMX

By Paul D. Bowker | Oct. 07, 2016, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Corben Sharrah competes during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for BMX at the U.S> Olympic Training Center on June 11, 2016 in Chula Vista, Calif.

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Corben Sharrah, a 2016 Olympian who won a world cup race last week in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is among the U.S. BMX cyclists going for podium finishes this week in the season-ending world cup event on home soil.

The final UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is this weekend in Sarasota, Florida.

Sharrah, who reached the semifinals in men’s BMX at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, has won two world cup races this season. Sharrah and Olympic teammate Nic Long are one-two in the elite men’s points standings; Sharrah has an 85-point lead entering this week.

Also expected to race in Sarasota is Justin Posey, who finished eighth last week. Long was fourth in last week‘s time trials.

Two-time Olympian Brooke Crain finished in fourth place last week in the women’s main race and won a bronze medal in the women’s time trial superfinals. She is ranked fifth in the elite women’s rankings, two spots behind Olympic teammate Alise Post.

Also expected to race in the women’s event is Danielle George, who finished fifth in last week’s race and seventh in the time trials. She is 17th in the UCI rankings.

The time trials and qualification motos are Saturday in Sarasota, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals Sunday.

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