2011 GREAT BRITAIN BMX TEAM 2011 BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Strategy The aim of the GB Cycling Team at the BMX World Championships is simply to win medals in International competition. If it is not felt that there are British riders capable of attaining these performances, then riders will not be entered in that category of the World Championships. Selected riders will comply with the relevant anti doping rules. These include UCI and UK anti doping rules (British Cycling Rules) both of which incorporate the ADAMS whereabouts system for notified riders who are on the National and /or International testing pools. Selected riders may be required to undergo physiological and/or medical assessment in the period between the selection date and the event. This will be to confirm fitness following injury, illness or a period of marked under-performance. All physiological assessment will be conducted at the National Cycling Centre by British Cycling’s Olympic Programme’s nominated qualified personnel. Any rider racing internationally and wishing to be considered for selection has a responsibility to keep the Olympic Programmes Administrator up to date with their race results. 2. Team Size 2.1 The team size will be determined by a UCI qualification system for Nations. In the absence of a UCI qualification system, the maximum team numbers will be set as follows; • Elite Men – 4 riders • Elite Women – 3 riders • Junior Elite Men – 2 riders • Junior Elite Women – 2 riders The selection panel reserves the right to not fill the maximum numbers for a category when it is determined that athletes have not performed to the required international standard. In exceptional circumstances, the team maximums may be exceeded. 2.2 With a view to maximizing Great Britain’s Nation Ranking in the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s categories every effort will be made to select suitably prepared athletes for nomination in the Great Britain Team at the 2011 World BMX Championships in the Elite (born 1992 or earlier) and Junior (born 1993 or 1994), men and women 2.3 Junior and Elite Category team members will be funded to attend the 2011 World BMX Championships. 3. Selection Criteria 3.1 The selection period is to be; 1st February 2011 through until 20th June 2011. 3.2 Athletes will only be considered for selection onto the 2011 Great Britain BMX Team if they have obtained a semi-final, or better, result at a 2011 European Championships round, or 2011 UCI Supercross race. 3.3 Athletes whom the Selection panel consider capable of a medal winning performance at the 2011 World Championships will be given priority selection. a. At the selection period cut-off date (June 20th 2011) the top ranked British elite male and the top ranked elite female on UCI World rider rankings will be automatically considered for selection, provided riders are in the top 50 overall in the UCI series, and provided they satisfy point 3.2. b. At the selection period cut-off date (June 20th 2011) the top ranked British elite male and top ranked female in the European Ranking Series will be automatically considered for selection, provided riders are in the top 20 overall in the series, and provided they satisfy point 3.2. c. The remaining elite and junior elite team members to be considered for selection will come from the review of performances in competitions from February 1 2011 – June 20 2011. This includes but is not exclusive to the following competitions; UCI Supercross (category 2) events. European (category 3) events. European (category 4) events. European (category 5) events. Other European Regional events. UK National Series events. Other non-UCI competitions, following pre-approval by the National selection panel 3.4 For results obtained at events outside UK and Europe the National BMX selection committee will give highest priority to results obtained at UCI registered events. Further to this point, for results obtained at events outside UK and Europe the selection panel will give strongest selection consideration to results obtained in those races at UCI registered events in which athletes are competing for UCI BMX World Ranking points. 3.5 The selection panel will take the following into consideration when assessing athletes’ performances in international competition. These are not listed in any order of priority. a. Overall placing. For example 1st, 2nd 3rd, finalists, semi-finalists etc. b. Quality of the competition and events where results have been achieved. c. Race speeds, and comparisons between finals, categories at major events. d. Ability to deliver performances under pressure in top level events. e. Consistency and ability to repeat World class performances. f. Most recent performances in international competitions. g. Performances obtained on courses, and/or under conditions and against competition that most closely reflects that expected at the 2011 BMX World Championships. h. UCI World Rider Ranking. i. UEC European Ranking 3.6 Where an athlete wishes to have selection consideration given to performances that have been achieved at non-UCI events, he/she must seek pre-approval from the National BMX coach for that event to be considered. He/she will be required to submit official results from that event to the National BMX Coach. 3.7 Priority will be given to performances achieved at Olympic format BMX events ahead of performances achieved at events of other formats. 3.8 In the event that insufficient athletes satisfy these criteria, the selection panel may exercise their discretion and select, based on the evidence available, the next best available rider(s). 4. NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION TIME TABLE Monday 20th June – cut off date for submission of results to the National Coach. Tuesday 21st June - Nominations to be forwarded to the Selection panel. Tuesday 28th June - Team selections signed off by selection panel. Friday 1st July – Closing date for appeals against non-selection. 4th July – 8th July 2011 - Period identified to conduct appeal hearings. 5. SELECTION PANEL The selection panel will consist of a chairperson from the GB Cycling Team senior management team, and a minimum of two additional senior management or expert advisers, as identified by the chairperson.