Felicia Stancil has been on a tear lately. Double at the worlds, to bank her 10th W1 plate (said to be a UCI BMX record), and now that the 2012 UCI season is officially underway (as of Aug 1), she is eligible for the Jr. Elite Women’s class. That means SX racing, and eyes on a rainbow Juniors jersey in the UK next May.
And while the Chula Vista World Cup is her official coming out party on the big hill, we got a glimpse of what she has to serve up to the Juniors at the NBL Grands earlier this month.
A six-rider class, with fellow first-timers Shay Glynn and Samantha Brown joining Felicia in the gate for a five-rider main, along with the “old ladies” of the class, Shelby Stacy and Audrey Zuloaga.
Felicia aced all eight UCI laps at the Grands, though Speed Bicycles teammate Shelby led many of the laps to the mid-point in the third straight. Of course the first front wheel across the stripe is what counts. Still, an outstanding showing for the Speed squad.
Felicia had some local press in Chicago after returning from with worlds…and it seems the sports editors were keeping tabs on her, because a post-grands writeup appeared on the Chicago Sun-Times local issue, both online and in print September 8.
This is a great example of how local media gets interested in the accomplishments of hotshoe BMXers, and it’s great that readers in the Chicago area can learn all about the sport we all love so much.
Congrats on the Press, Felicia and, of course, on your recent wins. BMXNOW will be in Chula Vista with our viewfinder on Felicia’s first SX laps, so stay tuned for the headlines.