Olympic BMX competition

BMX time trial world champion Caroline Buchanan of Australia and Raymon van der Biezen of the Netherlands posted the best times of the seeding runs Wednesday at the Olympics. The competition at London Velopark got under way with two spectacular crashes on the challenging course.

  • Australia's Lauren Reynolds powers down the track. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

  • Moana Moo Caille goes airborne coming down the track. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

  • US rider David Herman competes. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

  • A freestyler entertains the crowd between races. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

  • Australia's Sam Willoughby goes airborne. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

  • France's Joris Daudet warms up along the track. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

  • Twan van Gendt of the Netherlands goes airborne coming down the track. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

  • Australia's Caroline Buchanan competes. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

  • United States' Brooke Crain is helped up after clipping her rear wheel on a ramp. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

  • Colombia's Mariana Pajon competes to finish with third fastest time in the race. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

  • South Africa's rider Sifiso Nhlapo powers down the track. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

  • A freestyle BMX rider entertains the crowds during a break in the BMX cycling seeding phase runs. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

  • Netherlands' Raymon van der Biezen competes to be placed first in the run. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • Australia's Sam Willoughby goes airborne. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

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